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Wednesday, July 26, 6:00 pm
This event is full and registration is closed.
Join Wayland photographer Henrik Broekman for a stroll around the 86-acre Heard Farm Conservation Area. Woods, open fields, wetlands, over 200 species of birds, and the Sudbury River shoreline make Heard Farm a remarkable place with over three miles of trails, many of them old cart paths. Hendrik will provide tips for successful photography with your camera/phone. All ages and abilities are welcome Space is limited, so please register .
Location: Heard Farm, Wayland
Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am
Join us for a fun-filled day of hands-on activities. Bring a picnic to enjoy overlooking the beautiful Sudbury River. Rain (some activities only) or shine at the Refuge Headquarters. 73 Weir Hill Rd. For information call 978-443-4661.
***Because of hazardous weather conditions (heat advisory, thunderstorms and heavy rain) we are canceling the fishing and archery events. All other activities, including Snake Man, will be held indoors in the Refuge Headquarters. Thank you for your understanding. We look forward to seeing you!***
Saturday, July 29, 10:00 am
CANCELED because of severe weather and a heat advisory. Beginners and experience anglers come join MassWildlife’s Angler Education Program to learn how to fish. All equipment will be provided free of charge.
Saturday, July 29, 12:00 pm
Archery, arts and crafts, and self-guided hikes on the accessible boardwalk trail to discover the variety of riverine habitats.
***Archery has been canceled due to a heat advisory and heavy rain/thunderstorms.
All other activities will be held indoors. See you there! ***
Saturday, July 29, 11:45 am
Join Refuge Ranger Wilson to learn about local wildlife, how they depend on each other, and for an exploration of the prehistoric dragonfly.
This is one of our Junior River Ranger programs, designed for children 6-12. Explore and learn about our rivers with us or on your own and complete the Junior River Ranger Booklet to earn a Junior River Rangers badge and certificate.
***Ranger Wilson will hold the local wildlife program indoors. Macroinvertebrates/bugs and microscopes will be set up for all to examine. Weather permitting, he will take visitors to the river to collect samples!
The BIO team will sent up tables of plants to ID.
The Junior River Ranger booklets will be available! We look forward to seeing you!
Saturday, July 29, 1:00 pm
See a variety of local snakes close-up, and a few exotic ones too. Rick Roth, Director of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team, will bring some of his favorites and talk about their lives and habits.
***Snake Man will bring his snakes indoors! Join us for this exciting event.***
Location: Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Sunday, July 30, 2:00 pm
Registration is appreciated but not required.
Join the Framingham History Center for an immersive 75-minute walking tour of Saxonville as we explore the rich tapestry of its history, land, and waterways. This tour will shed light on the business, social, and civic life of this vibrant neighborhood while also delving into the natural features and waterways that helped shape this historic community and that of Framingham. Central St. Bridge over the Saxonville Falls and Dam (across from the Saxonville Mills).
Above Photo: Courtesy of the Framingham History Center
Location: Central St. Bridge over Saxonville Falls & Dam
Come, connect, and experience your local Wild and Scenic Rivers! A RiverFest Summer!
Enjoy free hikes, paddles, walks, music, and family fun all summer long in this annual celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Wild and Scenic River. Explore all the rivers have to offer, just west of Boston!
Be a Junior River Ranger this Summer!
Through hands-on activities, learn how special our Wild & Scenic Rivers are and how you can help protect them. Join one, or all, of our fun hands-on Junior River Ranger events, listed with a river ranger badge, to receive a River Rangers booklet. Complete the booklet with us or through your own explorations to earn a Junior River Ranger badge and certificate. If you can’t join us, email or call 617-981-2116 to have your free booklet mailed to you. Or download a pdf version of the booklet from the link below. Designed for kids 6-12.
- What Is Your Watershed Address?
- Recreating On Our Rivers
- Family Fishing & Festivities at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
- Stories, Dance, Art, and History at the Old Manse