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Wild Side: Saving Blanding's Turtles
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord is less than 20 miles from Boston, yet it houses a critical population of one of the most threatened species in eastern Massachusetts, the Blanding's turtle. Like many urban and suburban rare species populations, though, the Great Meadows Blanding's turtles have been in sharp decline in recent decades. Since 2003, Dr. Bryan Windmiller has led a citizen conservation effort to protect this population. The project includes habitat enhancement, ecological studies, nest protection, and headstarting, raising young turtles for about 9 months in captivity then releasing them back into the wild. This hands-on project involves the help of a wide variety of people and organizations from people who find and protect turtle nests and dozens of school children who care for the hatchling turtles. Learn more about this and other similar hands-on community based conservation projects that are benefiting other rare species.
Pre-registration recommended. Online registration available.
|Where||Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary 280 Eliot St, Natick, MA 01760|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||7:30 pm–8:30 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Teens, Seniors|
More About Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary is a recreational haven for residents of Natick and surrounding areas. It is composed of nine miles of trails and a green nature center with solar panels, solar heating and composting toilets. The trails wind through fields, wetlands and woodlands and the Indian Brook. They also include stroller and wheelchair accessible trails. It is the perfect place to stroll and watch wildlife year round. Broadmoor also allows snowshoeing and cross-country skiing in the winter.
Other events here
- Warblers at Mount Auburn Tomorrow, May 19, 7:30 am–9:30 am
- Watercolors in Nature Tue, May 21, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
- Watercolors in Nature Weekly on Tuesdays, 10:00 am–1:00 pm
- Spring Birding Exploration Sat, Jun 1, 7:30 am–9:00 am
- 10 Great Tips for Spring and Summer Nature Photography Sat, Jun 1, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
- Focus on Macro Photography Workshop Sat, Jun 1, 1:00 pm–4:00 pm
- Birds of the Charles River Canoe Sat, Jun 8, 9:00 am–12:00 pm
- Spring Birding Exploration Sun, Jun 9, 8:00 am–9:30 am
- Wild about Birds Sun, Jun 9, 10:00 am–11:30 am
- Father's Day Weekend Canoe & Breakfast Sat, Jun 15, 7:00 am–11:30 am