May 22, 2013

Summer Programs and Events

American lotus
Programs will be added and amended as information becomes available. 

June 21-22
RiverFest Weekend -- 
OARS and Musketaquid Events

Friday, June 21, beginning at 4:30 pm
Summer Solstice Celebration
The Old Manse, Concord MA
4:30 pm - Wild Plants I Have Eaten, with Russ Cohen
5:30-7:30 - Open House Tours of the Robbins House and the Old Manse (6-7 pm)
6 pm - Musical picnic with Snow Crow
8 pm - Illuminated flotilla on the Concord River.  Solstice fire at the Old Calf Pasture is cancelled due to high water.

Sunday, June 23, 7:30-9 pm
Super Full Moonrise Walk at Great Meadows NWR
Join us for a sunset/moorise walk on the threshold of summer.  This is the night when the full moon is at its closest approach to the earth (lunar perigee) and will look its largest as it rises over the SE horizon.  High water in the river and marshes will make for an especially reflective evening...on many levels! 
Location:  Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie by the info kiosk, just off the parking lot.  $5 donation requested  

Sunday, June 30, 7-8:45 pm
Impromptu Evening Walk at Great Meadows
The trails are dry and the evening balmy and breezy.
Location:  Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie by the info kiosk, just off the parking lot.   $5 donation requested

Sunday, July 7, 9-11 am
Monthly Great Meadows Walk
Summer flowers and butterflies abound in early JulyWe'll enjoy a warm morning
stroll through the refuge to savor it all.  Bring your sunscreen!

Location:  Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie by the info kiosk, just off the parking lot.   $5 donation requested

Monday, July 22, 6:45-8:30 pm
Full Moon Lotus Walk at Great Meadows NWR
Join us for a sunset/moonrise walk, and enjoy acres of lotus blossoms in their moonlit splendor.
Location:  Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie by the info kiosk, just off the parking lot.   $5 donation requested

Saturday, July 27, 2:30-5 pm
Summer Haiku Walk at Great Meadows NWR/Concord
Brad Bennett continues his seasonal series of Haiku Walks that he and Cherrie began last winter.  The afternoon begins at Great Meadows with a brief introduction to haiku and an inspirational walk and adjourns to nearby Thoreau Farm to write and share poems, and refreshments.
Fee: $35, limited to 10 (17+ yo)
Co-sponsored with Thoreau Farm
For more information and registration, email Brad Bennett, bgalaxy@verizon.net 

Saturday, August 3, 1-3:30 pm
Caterpillar Forays at Great Meadows 
with Sam Jaffe and Cherrie Corey
SEE BELOW

Friday, August 9, 2 PM (Rained Out)  Rescheduled to Wed., September 11, 4 pm
Witness/Record/Engage: Walking Ecologies
deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum
Join WORK OUT artist Jane D. Marsching and area naturalist Cherrie Corey as they walk deCordova's Sculpture Park to observe, identify, and record the interactions of plants, animals, art, and people. Free with museum admission.  For more information about the exhibition and related events, see:  Work Out - deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum

Sunday, August 11, 3:30-5:30 
Monthly Great Meadows Walk
Location:  Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie by the info kiosk, just off the parking lot.   $5 donation requested

Wednesday, August 14, 6:15-8 pm
Impromptu Evening Walk - Great Meadows/Concord
Join Cherrie Corey for her final summer evening walk this season and experience the majesty of August evenings in the refuge.  We'll hear and see the arrival of migrating swallows, shorebirds, and ducks coming into the refuge for their night's rest and walk west to Borden Pond, just beyond the refuge border to watch the great egrets coming in from the marshes to roost.  Clear skies will give us beautiful sunset views and the sounds of crickets, tree frogs, and likely screech owls will also serenade us.  We're also likely to spot a beaver or two out for an evening swim.
Location:  Off Rte. 62 and Monson Rd., Concord
Meet Cherrie by the info kiosk, just off the parking lot.   $5 donation requested

 
Saturday, September 7, 1-3:30 pm
Caterpillar Forays at Great Meadows 
with Sam Jaffe and Cherrie Corey
Back by popular demand -- naturalist/photographer and caterpillar expert extraordinaire, Sam Jaffe, joins Cherrie twice this summer (also see Sept. 7, below) for caterpillar forays through the refuge's many and varied habitats, revealing hidden wonders -- about their habits, metamorphosis, and special relationships to the surrounding environment -- that will surprise and delight.  To view Sam's photo galleries, see Caterpillars of Massachusetts - Sam Jaffe.  To see a photo account on this website of the August 3 foray, go to Caterpillars - Art of Hiding in Plain Sight
Fee: $25/person
Co-sponsored with Friends of the Assabet River NWR
To register, please send an email to cherrie.corey@verizon.net for further payment instructions


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