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12:00 pm

Biodiversity Safari: migratory birds and flowering plants

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

All Invited! Please Join Us May 20th for the first Biodiversity Safari in Uxbridge

MLT Board members and volunteers are embarking on a four month long "Biodiversity Safari" to create an inventory of plants and animals on one of our premier, member-owned conservation properties. We can use YOUR help as we assemble a team of naturalists and nature enthusiasts to identify flowers, birds, insects, wetland life, mushrooms and mosses, and night-time creatures at this special farm in Uxbridge.

This citizen science opportunity is not only a wonderful time to share your own knowledge of New England flora and fauna, but also to learn from others. Each event will be limited to 20 participants.  Please see the details below and sign up by writing to us now at info@metacometlandtrust.org. Please include your name, best phone number, and number who would like to participate.

When you register, we will send you the start and end times and the street address of the property. Due to the site conditions, we recommend these events for adults, teens and children over 10 years old with a parent.

Here's the schedule for the topics and the dates. You do not have to sign up for all events -- but please let us know if you can commit to all events.

Sunday, May 20th - Colors of Spring: migratory birds and flowering plants
(12 - 3 pm)

Saturday, June 16th - Crepuscular Creatures: moths, owls, fireflies, bats and more (Evening)

Saturday, July 21st - Insect Extravaganza: beetles, dragonflies, and butterflies (Morning)

Saturday, August 18th - Wetlands: macroinvertebrates, turtles, fish, amphibians (Morning)

Saturday, September 22nd - Nonflowering Plants: mosses, lichens, mushrooms (Morning)

Thank you for supporting land conservation! We hope you can join us on one or more of these Safaris!

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1:00 pm

Spring Wildflower Walk

May 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Metacomet Land Trust and the Upton Open Space Committee will co-sponsor a Spring Wildflower Walk at Stephans Farm Open Space in Upton on Sunday, May 20th at 1:00 p.m.

Meet in the Stefans Farm Open Space parking area by the Community Garden and near the power lines. Setting your GPS to 100 Mechanic Street in Upton will bring you close to the parking area.

Ticks are out so insect repellant is recommended. Heavy rain cancels. 

 

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