Broad Meadow Brook

In the continuing effort to visit all Mass Audubon properties, I tackled Broad Meadow Brook out in Worcester today. I have seriously mixed feelings about this property. It is not terribly large, but it has a huge visitor center and…

The Challenges

I’ve added two new pages that you can see over on the right: The Mass Audubon Challenge and The Trustees of Reservations Challenge (which should probably actually The The Trustees…). These are lists of each of the properties of these…

Sugaring

Saturday we decided to learn how maple sugar is produced. Well, how it’s produced at the Ipswich River Adubuon Sanctuary. I’ve been to tours in the great Middle West. But I digress. As usual, I was beyond happy to be…

Ipswich River (again, again)

Yeah, I went back. Please don’t make fun of me. This time I brought a Scout. She explained that while it’s OK for me to keep posting photos of birds, I also need to mix it up with some other…

Ipswich River (again)

I’m basically haunting the Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. Took several new trails yesterday and basically did a big loop around the whole thing. Lots of wood ducks, red squirrels (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus, not to be confused with Sciurus vulgaris, which ain’t…

Ipswich River

Yesterday I went to the Ipswich River sanctuary with the Martises, and today I went back again. Now I have some bird photos for you. First, nothing special: a chickadee. They’re like pigeons at this place. They will come over…

Broadmoor

Went to Broadmoor today (now that I’m a Mass Audubon member, it’s actually occurring to me to investigate those properties). Very, very nice spot, especially with little kids (of which I am deficient). In order: ducklings (we made way), turtles,…

The Day that Dad Came to Play

Dad had a conference here in Boston, so he stayed afterward to play tourist with me. First, we went to Cape Cod. He’d never been there before. We had fried things (I had oysters but can’t remember which seafood he…