Fresh Pond Almanac—May at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac May at the Meadow By May, summer is just around the corner at Fresh Pond, and the month sees a boom of insect life at Lusitania Meadow. Along with this late-spring boom comes all kinds of activity, ...
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Forest Explorations — April in the Fells

Forest Explorations April in the Fells Another month - another EwA Fells walk! Each forest exploration walk brings its load of wonders and this April's walk wasn't any different. April is an exciting month: vernal pools have thawed and are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Forest Explorations — January in the Fells

Forest Explorations January in the Fells In addition to the usual emphasis on ecology, this January’s Forest Exploration introduced an additional focus: geology. Alongside Claire O’Neill, EwA naturalist Tom Eid shared his knowledge of geology and natural history. As some ...
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Fresh Pond Almanac—January at the Meadow

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January at the Meadow Winter is a great time to learn to read wildlife signs and explore the wonderful stories of those who live at and around the Lusitania meadow.

For instance, have you ever noticed that small mound ...
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Forest Explorations — December in the Fells

Forest Explorations December in the Fells Winter is for me a moment in time when I naturally delve into forest details that escaped my attention all the other seasons. This time, I had planned to spend more time looking for ...
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Fresh Pond Almanac—December at the Meadow

Fresh Pond Almanac December at the Meadow By December, the feeling of winter has truly set in at Fresh Pond. All the deciduous trees around the pond have dropped their leaves, save the most stubborn oaks and beeches, some of ...
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