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  • Celebration of Spring

    The Vernal Equinox arrives this year on Monday, March 20, but we’ll celebrate the arrival of spring two days early on Saturday, the 18th. Spring is a time of rebirth and renewal. In New England, the weather begins to moderate, the first flowers are already poking their heads above ground, and of course the days are getting longer. We’ll celebrate the Vernal Equinox by heading out into Arlington’s Great Meadows in search of signs of spring. We’ll begin with a little poetry and solstice lore, but the focus will be on plant ID and fun and interesting natural history. Children ages 10 and older are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult Please note: Meeting location will be emailed as part of the Registration Confirmation email. All walks meet rain or shine. Children ages 10+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.
  • Maple Sugaring

    Late winter in New England often features cold nights and warmer days, providing ideal conditions for the “running of the sap” in our sugar maples. This sap is vital to the health of the tree and has also created economic opportunities for local farmers who harvest the sap and boil it down to produce maple syrup. Join us for a morning at Wright-Locke Farm in Winchester where we’ll take a close look at some majestic maple trees, identify the various species, and taste sap right from the bucket. We’ll talk about the history of maple sugaring and discuss just how sap is turned into syrup. We’ll conclude by boiling down a small amount of sap so we can watch it turn into syrup. In a blind taste test, we’ll see who can tell the difference between real 100% maple syrup and a typical “pancake and waffle syrup” made mostly of corn syrup. These programs are co-sponsored with our friends at Wright-Locke Farms. Please note: Meeting location and safety guidelines will be emailed as part of the Registration Confirmation email. All walks meet rain or shine. Children ages 10+ are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult.