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Upcoming Events

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Note that most of our Monthly Meetings are recorded. Links to the recordings hosted by SudburyTV can be found on the Past Event Videos page.

Tuesday, April 6, 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Wednesday April 28, 7:00-9:00PM

Enjoying Sudbury's Conservation Areas by Neela de Zoysa

Get outdoors and enjoy the over 4000 acres of conservation land in Sudbury. This is an online introduction to popular as well as lesser known locations among National Wildlife Refuges, the federally designated “Wild and Scenic” Sudbury River, State and Town-owned conservation lands and Sudbury Valley Trustees’ properties. Get oriented to the basic rules of use, best locations for hiking, birding, enjoying wildflowers, canoeing, family and dog friendly destinations with maps and easy-to-reference resource list.

For details and to register, click here.

Neela de Zoysa is a Sudbury resident, Instructor for the Native Plant Trust and associated with Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.

Thursday, April 8, 7:00 - 8:30 PM
Saturday, April 10, 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Course: Sudbury's History Through the Ages

The Friends and the Sudbury Historical Society are presenting a course as part of Lincon-Sudbury's Adult and Coummunity Education series.

This two part series includes one virtual presentation and a walk. You can sign up for the series or an individual session. There is a fee.

For a full description and to register, click here.

Wednesday, April 21, 7:00 - 8:30 PM

2021 Annual Meeting with Special Presentation

Please join us for our 2021 Annual Meeting on Wednesday April 21st. The event will include:

  • A Summary of Friends activities
  • FARNWR Financials Report
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service Update
  • Featured Program: "History of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge"

The meeting will take place via Zoom. To Register, click here. Once registered, participants will receive the Zoom invitation in advance of the meeting.

Five Fridays starting April 30, 10:00 - 11:30 PM and 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Spring Guided Walks: Sudbury's Conservation Areas by Neela de Zoysa

Join Neela for five socially distanced, outdoor guided walks. While wearing a face mask, enjoy vistas from Tippling Rock and Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, special “Desert” habitat in Memorial Forest, Hop Brook Conservation area, the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge and more. These include town-owned conservation lands, Sudbury Valley Trustees’ properties and US Fish and Wildlife managed Refuges. Forests, fields, ponds and streams, native plants and animals are a few of the highlights.

No dogs for these organized walks please, as they can be a distraction. However, we invite you to return with your pets another time to town conservation lands and Sudbury Valley Trustees lands that allow pets. No dogs are allowed on National Wildlife Refuges. Due to social distancing, enrollment is limited to 8 participants and face masks must be worn.

For details and to register, click here.

Neela de Zoysa is a Sudbury resident, Instructor for the Native Plant Trust and associated with Sudbury Valley Trustees, and Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021, 7:00PM

May Program: Inclusive Journeys presented by Parker McMullen Bushman

Parker BushmanParker Bushman Parker is a dynamic speaker that engages audiences in new thinking around what it means to be a diversity change agent, an inclusive leader and building capacity for transformational change. Her background in the environmental education, conservation, outdoor recreation, and interpretive fields spans over 23 years. Parker’s interest in diversity, equity and inclusion issues developed from her personal experiences facing the unequal representation of people of color in nonprofit and environmental organizations. Parker tackles these complex issues through head on activism and education. In Colorado she works with organizations to aid them in building culturally competent organizations that are representative of their communities.

This program will be virtual via Zoom. Registration details will be posted.

This program is being made possible by a Racial Equity & Inclusion grant from the Sudbury Foundation.

Monday, June 21, 2021, 7:00PM

Program: Choosing Pollinator Friendly Plants: Understanding Nature's Complex Connections by Neela de Zoysa

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Flowers bloom from early spring to late fall and their pollinators range from generalists to specialists. These pollinators have many stages in their life cycle and are connected to the web of nature in complex ways. For instance, butterflies and moths have caterpillar stages that need foliage of plants to survive and song birds depend on caterpillars for their food. Understanding these dynamics will help us choose plants wisely for our own gardens.

Neela is a botanist, instructor at Native Plant Trust and former FARNWR board member.

This program will be virtual via Zoom. Registration details will be posted.

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Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 7:00PM

June Program: A House for Wren, a Book Talk by Julie Beever

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Julie Beever taught elementary reading to struggling readers for over 20 years. Her own love of reading began early, when her mother made up stories and rhymes to keep her young children amused. Her love of birds began soon after. Julie divides her time between the South Texas brush country of Pearsall and the Texas hill country of Concan, where she enjoys photography, birding, and writing.

This program will be virtual via Zoom. Registration details will be posted.

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