September 18, 2013

Fall Programs and Events

Meadowhawk (Sympetrum sp.) perched on arrowwood berries
Programs will be added and amended as information becomes available.

Saturday, September 7-8
Concord Ag Day and Farm and Garden Harvest Fair
Farmer's Market, Garden Tours, Film Fest, Community Gardens openhouse
For more information and schedule see, Concord Farm and Garden Harvest Fair

Tuesdays, weekly from September 10 - December 10, 9 am - noon
Fridays, monthly from September 20 - December 13, 10 am - 12:30 pm
Weekly and monthly environmental learning program for homeschoolers, led by Cherrie Corey
Enrollment now closed, stay tuned for winter-spring programs.

Wednesday, September 11, 4-5 pm
Witness/Record/Engage:  Walking Ecologies
Join WORK OUT artist Jane D. Marsching and area naturalist Cherrie Corey on a walk through 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
Rescheduled from August 9, due to rain.

Monthly Autumn Walks - Great Meadows NWR/Concord
The marsh moves through many changes in the autumn months.  Colors peak and fade, migrants fill the sky then are gone, muskrat lodges appear, spiders drape the landscape with gossamer, and sunsets deepen their fiery glow.  Join Cherrie for late afternoon walks around the refuge when autumn's majesty is most palpable.
Saturday, September 21, 3:30-5:30 pm 
Saturday, October 12, 3:30-5:30 pm  October walk moved to Estabrook Woods, due to government shutdown.
Saturday, November 9, 2-4 pm

No pre-registration required.  A $5 donation/person will be gratefully accepted.

Co-sponsored with Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program
and Friends of the Assabet River NWR

Meet at the information kiosk at Great Meadows NWR in Concord

For questions or to be added to the emailing list, contact Cherrie at or 978-760-1933

Saturday, October 12, 2:30 - 5:30 pm
Haiku Walk at Great Meadows and Thoreau Farm  Walk moved to Gowing's Swamp 
Join haiku poet, Brad Bennett for a seasonal haiku experience and saunter at Great Meadows NWR in Concord.  Following an inspirational walk, the group will gather at Thoreau Farm to share poems and other creations.
Fee:  $35, no prior experience necessary
For a reservation or more information, contact Brad at or call 781-646-5032.
Meet at Great Meadows NWR in Concord, near the information kiosk off the main parking lot.

Saturday, October 19, 1:30-4 pm
Fall Family Ramble on the Amble
All ages welcome to join me for a ramble on the newly completed Emerson-Thoreau Amble.  We will wind our way from Heywood Meadow in Concord Center to Fairyland, in the heart of the town forest and back -- passing behind Emerson's house, crisscrossing the Mill Brook, and exploring the golden fields, a variety of forest habitats, Brister's Spring, and Fairyland Pond in all its autumn splendor.  Tales of the Emersons, Alcotts, and Thoreau abound here as does the promise of magical encounters along the way!  Sponsored by Musketaquid Program for Arts and Environment.
Fee:  $12/adult, $3/youth ages 4+
To register, go to AmbleRamble registration/Musketaquid

October 20, 1-4 pm
Boggy Kettleholes in Walden Woods
To the south and west of Walden Pond, itself a large kettlehole pond, lie several smaller kettles made famous by Thoreau's descriptions of their floating sphagnum mats and boggy flora.  Explore these intimate glacial landscapes and their plant communities, going over Emerson's Cliff, down into Heywood Meadow and along the terraced Andromeda Ponds toward Fairaven Bay on the Sudbury river.  the return route passes by Thoreau's historic cabin site, Wyman's Meadow, and through mixed hardwoods, remnant stands of pitch pine, and still flowering groves of witch-hazel with beautiful views of the pond along the way.  Wear sturdy footwear, and bring a snack and water.  Sponsored by New England Wild Flower Society.  For more information and registration, go to Boggy Kettlehole registration/NEWFS.

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