April 12, 2013

Spring Programs and Events

Fringed polygala (Polygala paucifolia)

Programs will be added and amended as information becomes available.

April 12 - September 15
Concord Museum:  Early Spring:  Henry Thoreau and Climate Change
Many of Cherrie's photos included in the exhibition
Concord Museum - Exhibition Info and Resources

April 13 - May 5
Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit
Emerson Umbrella main gallery
40 Stow St., Concord

Sunday, April 14, 1:30-4:30 pm
Estabrook Woods Walk -- Early Spring Highlights
Led by Cherrie, register through New England Wild Flower Society

Sunday, April 21, 3-5 pm
Monthly Great Meadows Walk, GMNWR Concord
Monsen Road, off Rte. 62/Concord, driveway on left where road curves right
Meet Cherrie in the parking lot.  $5 donation requested

Sunday, April 21, 5-8 pm
Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit -- Artists' Reception
Featuring the work of local artists of all ages
Emerson Umbrella Gallery, 2nd floor
40 Stow Street, Concord
Edges - Musketaquid Earth Month Exhibit

Saturday, April 27, 6:30 am
Concord Town Birdwalk and Potluck Breakfast
Meet at Peggy Brace's, 49 Liberty St. at 6:30 am for walk, and reconvene 9-10 am for breakfast.  Opportunity to join in Musketaquid river ceremony and parade afterwards, just around the corner.
Leaders:  Peter Alden, Simon Perkins, Dick Walton, Michael Reed, and Cherrie Corey

Saturday, April 27, 10 am - 2 pm
Musketaquid Earth Day Celebration
10 am -- River Ceremony, Lowell Rd. boat landing
11 am -- Join the parade from Lowell Rd. bridge to Emerson Umbrella
11:30 -- Festival, Emerson Umbrella front lawn

Saturday, May 4, 2-4 pm
Chronicling Early Spring at Great Meadows NWR
Family nature walk with Cherrie
Concord Museum Nature Rambles - Registration

Saturday, May 11, 6:30-10 am
Concord Town Birdwalk #2 - Returning Songbirds
Meet at municipal parking lot on Keyes Road, for exploration of local woodlands including Estabrook Woods
Leaders:  Scott Edwards, Curator of Birds at Harvard U. Museum of Comparative Zoology and Michael Reed, Professor of Avian Ecology and Conservation Biology, Tufts U.
Originally scheduled for May 12, please not the change.

Saturday, May 11, 2:30-5 pm
Haiku Walk with Brad Bennett and Cherrie Corey
Great Meadows NWR and Thoreau Farm
Limited to 10.  To register, email cherrie.corey@verizon.net

Sunday, May 12, 3-5 pm
Monthly Great Meadows Walk, GMNWR
Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie in the parking lot.  $5 donation requested
Cancelled due to laryngitis...

Sunday, June 2, 1:30-3:30 pm
Gowing's Swamp/Thoreau's Bog Walk
Learn about the bog's unique cultural, scientific, and natural history
Register through Sudbury Valley Trustees/Gowing's Swamp Walk

Friday, June 14, 3-5 pm
Opening Celebration and Walk
Newly Completed Emerson-Thoreau Amble
Meet at Heywood Meadow, at Heywood Street/Lexington Road
Richard Foreman and Jayne Gordon will kick off the celebration at 3 pm.  Then walk the Amble to Fairyland Pond/Town Forest and/or enjoy free admission to Concord Museum's "Early Spring: Thoreau and Climate Change" exhibition from 3:30 - 5 pm.  For more info and a trail map, see Emerson-Thoreau Amble Opens

Saturday, June 15, 4-6 pm
Monthly Great Meadows Walk, GMNWR
Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie in the parking lot.  $5 donation requested
Special Note:  An unprecedented, solstice waterworld experience for all today.  Wear high rubber boots, sports/water sandals, or old sneakers.  Water depth as of 12:30 pm Sat., 6/15, was 13" at deepest point (right before first footbridge), after that a few spots up to 10."  Will update later this morning.  River crested just before noon, so expect impoundment levels to slowly go down towards late afternoon.

Thursday, June 20, 1-2:30 pm
Walk at Walden --  with Wen Stephenson and Jane D. Marsching
Join climate writer/activist, Wen Stephenson, and artist Jane Marsching in a walking event that reconsiders the radical politics of Thoreau in our time. Walk from Walden Pond to Brister's Hill nearby and consider together -- what is nature, what is changing, how can we engage, and what is radicalism today?  Meet at Walden Pond parking kiosk, Concord, MA.  Program is free, but a $5 parking fee is required for the Walden Pond parking lot.  Learn more: Field Station - Jane Marsching

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