Fresh Pond Almanac—April at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac April at the Meadow While April in Massachusetts often still has a few cold, wintry days, spring has undeniably arrived when the fourth month of the year rolls around. No matter what fickle weather the month may ...
Read More

🐸 Ephemeral Living » Vernal Pool Explorations

▹ Vernal pools are unique seasonal wetlands that are mostly precipitation-fed. The term "vernal" relates to 'spring', as these pools often appear and fill to capacity with spring rainfalls and snowpack melting. They are short-lived and dry out by early to mid-summer, ...
Read More

🏞️ Forest Immersion » Going Back Home

Ideally, Forest Immersion (or Forest Attuning) happens in a forest, but it needs not be. You can pick a meadow, a beach, or your own garden. It is important however that it is as sheltered as possible from human noise ...
Read More

Forest Explorations — March in the Fells

Forest Explorations March in the Fells For many New Englanders, the beginning of springtime comes as a welcome relief. This past winter has been especially challenging and, to me at least, the beginning of spring this year feels even more ...
Read More

🌱 4 Seasons Celebration » Spring

▹ A sure sign of Spring in the forests are the multitude of wildflowers popping out and covering the forest floor before any of its trees wake from dormancy. If you take a walk and then retrace your steps you ...
Read More

2021 City Nature Challenge

Ready for the 2021 City Nature Celebration? We Surely Are! Between April 30th and May 3rd, hundreds of cities worldwide will be celebrating Nature and gather observations of species found in our area with the help of all who want ...
Read More

Fresh Pond Almanac—March at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac March at the Meadow In March, conditions will make the gradual and uneven transition from harsh winter to muddy spring at Fresh Pond. March brings the onset of new plant growth for the year and the final ...
Read More

Forest Explorations — February in the Fells

Forest Explorations February in the Fells Heavy snowfall might at first seem like an inconvenience, or even threat, to wildlife. In actuality, snow accumulation is essential to the winter survival of many species. This February’s Forest Exploration shed light on ...
Read More

🌳 Embrace your Tree Community

Summary ꙳ Objectives ▹ We pass by them every day, and yet many of us barely notice them. When you think about it, it is quite puzzling that we often ignore those beautiful giants and great providers of Life. Here is ...
Read More

Fresh Pond Almanac—February at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac February at the Meadow By February, enduring another brutal winter month is not a welcome thought for many people in the Boston area, and the conditions are harsh on most of the area’s nonhuman residents as well ...
Read More

Home  /  Focus Areas  /  Nature Education

Print Friendly, PDF & Email