Day 2: Keep up the Momentum!

Another amazing day, Team Boston! We have now surpassed all of our goals for 2018, and we're only halfway through the CNC. With our rain last night and a bright sunny, warm day today we were able to take advantage of the best conditions for finding critters from the sky to the soil. Here is the schedule for tomorrow:

Sunday Schedule

8:00-9:30am - Malden River City Nature Challenge: Rivers Edge Park
Location: Park at River's Edge ( map.) Meet at the northern end of the parkwhere the walking path intersects CommercialStreet (near 498 Commercial St.Medford).

The Friends of the Malden River are partnering with The National Park Service to document urban biodiversity at two locations along the river; Rivers Edge Park and Gateway Park as part of the 2018 City Nature Challenge! Come join us! Wear closed-toe shoes, longpants, and bring a reusable water bottle.Don’t forget your phone/camera!

9:00-11:30am - 2018 City Nature Challenge at the Fells
Location: Fells Reservation - East Border section - 113 South Border Road - Medford, MA 02148 (map )
For details, link here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-city-nature-challenge-at-the-fells-tickets-44672744381

9:00-11:00am - Wetland Wonders, Arnold Arboretum
Location: Meet in front of the Hunnewell Building. Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130
Supporting the nearby Alder and Willow collections, the Meadow Road wetland (sometimes called “The Meadow”) is mostly known for its much-loved cattails and late-summer sunflowers. Join us to explore the plant species found in this urban wetland and learn about the birds, insects and other wildlife that call it home. This event is open to guests of all ages, and you’ll need a smartphone with a camera to participate in the citizen science portion. All necessary iNaturalist training will be provided. Be sure to wear boots or waterproof shoes!

9:30-11:30am - Kids, Bugs, Art: Make a Beetle!
Location: Danehy Park, 99 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA (map)
We're guiding kids to make various species of local beetles from folded paper and scissors; this session will be best for kids who are reasonably comfortable with scissors.

10:00-11:30am - Malden River City Nature Challenge: Gateway Park!
Location: Meet at the southern end of the trail nearthe Costco parking lot (near 81 MysticView Rd. Everett). Wear closed-toe shoes,long pants, and bring a reusable waterbottle. Don’t forget your phone/camera!

The Friends of the Malden River are partnering with The National Park Service to document urban biodiversity at two locations along the river; Rivers Edge Park and Gateway Park as part of the 2018 City Nature Challenge! Come join us! Wear closed-toe shoes, longpants, and bring a reusable water bottle.Don’t forget your phone/camera! For more info; emailfriendsofthemaldenriver@gmail.comor call Karen Buck, 617-460-6080

10:00am - 12:00pm - Beverly Public Pier (Glover's Wharf)
Location: Meet at the parking lot near the Beverly Harbormaster’s Office (11 Cabot Street, Beverly)

12:00 -2:00pm - 'Deis does Citizen Science: Brandeis Bioblitz
Location: Brandeis University Shapiro Campus Center
Join Brandeis students for a campus wide bioblitz to help in this year's City Nature Challenge! We'll be meeting at the SCC to discuss the event before walking around campus. We will end by meeting in Goldfarb Library to upload our data to iNaturalist. Please register for this free event here: https://goo.gl/forms/SkBclep6SpNgx2ZJ2

1:00-4:00pm - Oak Street Conservation Area Bioblitz
Location: Lincoln Hill and Murray's Brook Conservation Areas, Foxboro, MA 02035 (map ). Parking area is located on east side of Oak Street across from house #155.

Join Pare Corporation for the iNaturalist 2018 City Nature Challenge as we explore and document the biodiversity of the Oak Street Conservation Area in Foxboro. We will be using the iNaturalist app to photograph and upload as many species as possible as we explore a variety of habitats. Open to nature lovers of all ages and experience levels!
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/MWKJTp1qQXQtHzL93

1:00-3:00pm - A Walk Through Central Woodland, Arnold Arboretum
Location: Meet at Cherry Collection (Prunus spp.). Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, 125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130, USA
Join us for an afternoon of festivities in the Cherry Collection (Prunus spp.) near Forest Hills Road and the Bradley Rosaceous Collection. Explore a diverse and growing collection of flowering cherries that includes plants collected early in plant explorer Ernest Henry Wilson's career, rare native species, and many species not typically found in the nursery trade.

1:00-3:00pm - Kids, Bugs, Art: Make a Butterfly or Moth!
Location: Fresh Pond, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA, Maynard Ecology Center
Sunday afternoon at the Fresh Pond Reservation's Maynard Ecology Center, we have two tracks of activity. First, we're guiding kids to make hummingbird and clearwing moth finger puppets (for littles and older; some materials are pre-cut). Second, we're inviting adult/child pairs to collaboratively make giant parade butterflies and moths (for approx. fourth graders and up with their adult; middle schoolers and up can do this without an adult). These giant creatures will be added to our Cambridge Wildlife "menagerie" of giant puppets.

2:00-3:30pm - Ponding at the Park
Location: Meet at Willow Pond near the Rhoades Avenue entrance (55 Rhoades Avenue, Walpole, 02032). (MAP: https://goo.gl/maps/Wh2kfhJTa3k)
Let's catch some frogs (and many other critters)! Join us at Willow Pond as we use nets to scoop up and get a closer look at the wide variety of living creatures who call the pond home. Ponds are great places to observe nature as the water and surrounding areas attract all categories of animals — insects, reptiles, birds, mammals, and, of course, our amphibious friends, frogs! Let's learn more about this fascinating ecosystem!

Nets, guides, and collection bins provided, but feel free to bring your own. All ages welcome. Children ages 8 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Questions? Contact Maura (508.668.6136). For updates and announcements, please follow Bird Park programs on Facebook @friendsofbirdpark.

4:00-6:30pm - Delectable Oysters at Winthrop
Location: We will be meeting towards the Porrazzo Skating Rink at the end of Constitution Beach.
199 Coleridge St, East Boston, MA 02128
Join MIT Sea Grant in the Delectable Oysters data quest. By recording oyster shells along the beach, we will monitor Boston's coastal biodiversity. Be prepared for wind and sun, and wear shoes that can get wet.Hosted by MIT Sea Grant - Carolina Bastidas, Juliet Simpson

Posted by alorenz alorenz, April 29, 2018 05:15

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The event Kids, Bugs, Art at Danehy Park this morning, Sunday 4/29 is cancelled due to the rain forecast. But that doesn't mean observations can't go on by rainproof humans who venture out to Danehy or elsewhere!

Posted by cwppjulie over 2 years ago (Flag)

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