August Exhibit of the Month
Insects of Massachusetts
Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours and see our new monthly exhibit. Insects are the most diverse group of organisms on the planet, with some 900,000 different kinds of living insects known to exist, accounting for approximately 80% of the world’s species. Come see mounts of some of the moths, bees, and beetles we have here in Massachusetts.
August Movie of the Month
Private Life of Deer
Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours to see our new movie of the month. White-tailed deer seem to be always around us, whether they’re grazing alongside our roadways, feasting on plants in our backyards or darting into the woods. While other species may be negatively impacted by human development, it is just the opposite for the white-tails. Just a century ago, there were less than a million deer in North America; today, there are nearly 30 million. The Private Life of Deer looks at how these wild deer interact with one another, and how they adapt to living in a suburban environment. Movie of the Month will not be shown on Saturday August 11th. (Runtime: 55 minutes).
Saturday, August 4, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturday, August 11, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturday, August 18, 9:00 AM - Noon
Saturday, August 25, 9:00 AM - Noon
APT Invasive Plant Removal Work Party
Come join Assabet Pulling Together, a volunteer-led team focused on the removal of invasive flora from Refuge grounds. Work parties are held rain or shine, suggested attire is light-colored clothing, a hat, and work gloves. Sessions are open to drop-ins.
Please meet at the Visitor Center. Contact Dave Lange firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wednesday, August 29, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Adult Fishing Clinic
Have you always wanted to learn how to fish, but never tried? Well here's your chance to learn on a National Wildlife Refuge! We're partnering with the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife’s Angler Education Program to host an "Adult Fishing Clinic" at the Refuge on Wednesday August 29th from 5 - 8PM.
This "learn to fish" clinic is designed for beginners and is open to all members of the public that are at least 18 years old, with all equipment provided at no cost. The class will start indoors at the Visitor Center and then head out to the fishing pier on Puffer Pond for some hands-on experience. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited, so please contact Jim Lagacy at email@example.com or (508) 389-6309.
Wednesday, September 5, 5:30 - 7:00 PM
Children's Fishing Clinic
Have you ever wanted your kids to learn how to fish? Now’s your chance, let the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife’s Angler Education Program be their guide! We’ll have equipment, tackle, and bait on hand for use at no cost. Your children will learn the basics, from casting out, to baiting up, followed by some real fishing.
This “learn to fish” program designed for beginners (children between the ages of 5-17), will start indoors at the Visitor Center and then head out to the fishing pier on Puffer Pond for some hands-on experience. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited, so please contact Jim Lagacy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (508) 389-6309.
June - August
Assabet River Camp
Drumlin Farm Assabet River Camp are running at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge this summer. There are seven five day camps (each Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM) for kids entering grades 2-5. First camp starts June 25th, last camp starts August 6th. See here for details and registration. 5 day camps Monday–Friday One-Week Camps (entering grades 2–5)
Outdoors This Week
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