Invite a friend
Moose Hill Holds Events in March
The Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary will hold the following events in March:
- Rent-a-Bucket: Help support Moose Hill's maple sugaring programs by renting a maple bucket. A $15 donation will help support this annual program. All sponsors will be listed at the Nature Center and receive a small bottle of syrup at the end of the sugaring season. All proceeds will go to support Moose Hill’s educational programs. To rent a bucket, send the sponsor's name, contact information, and the fee to Moose Hill, which will contact the sponsor when their bottle of syrup is ready.
- Free Star Parties, 7 to 10 p.m. Sunday, March 25: Join local astronomers for a look at the stars and other night objects through big telescopes. The event is ongoing, so drop in for all or just some of the evening. This program is cancelled if sky conditions are cloudy or in extreme snow/cold; call Patti Austin at 781-784-5691 x8103 after 6 p.m. for a recorded message concerning the status of the program prior to attending. Park in the Nature Center parking lot and follow the marked trail to the viewing field. Bring a flashlight for the short, self-guided trail walk.
- Back from the Amazon, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, March 4, free: Join Sanctuary Director Christine Turnbull for an "armchair adventure" as she recounts her recent Mass Audubon travels to the upper reaches of the Amazon in Peru.
- Moose Hill Walkers, 8 to 9 a.m. Mondays, March 5, 12, 19 and 26: Join Patti Austin for a weekly morning walk. See the arrival of spring while learning the trails for walks later. Participants must be able to maintain a steady walking pace for the hour. The walks are held rain or shine. The fee is $20 to $30. The fee per walk is $5 to $8.
- Solar Arrays for Your Home, 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 25, free: Two Mass Audubon members who have put up solar arrays on their homes will share their stories, their energy production, and their experiences.
- Around the World with Mass Audubon, 7 to 7:45 p.m. Thursday, March 29, free: Staff from Mass Audubon's Natural History Travel Office will make a presentation of birding hot spots and other locations.
The following programs are for ages 4 to 6:
- Preschool Science, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8: Make a gooey substance, experiment with magnets and determine which objects will float or sink. The fee is $8 to $11.
- Tree to Table, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14: Maple sugaring season is here. Discover how syrup is made from tree to table. Search for maple buckets and look to see if the sap is dripping. Taste test sap and the final product. Visit Moose Hill's working sugar house to see where sap is turned into syrup. The fee is $8 to $11.
- Squirrel Antics, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 15: Observe Moose Hill's bird feeders for red and gray squirrels. Leave piles of seed along the trail for snacks for these amazing creatures. The fee is $8 to $11.
- Spring Search, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 28: Hike to look for signs of spring and play lots of trail games along the way. Make a paper flower to welcome in the season. The fee is $8 to $11.
- Feed the Birds, 10 to 11:30 a.m. or 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29: Enjoy a silly story about a boy who discovers the joys of feeding the birds. Make peanut-free treats for backyard birds. Check out the birds at Moose Hill's feeders. A short hike may be included to seek out Moose Hill's feathered friends. The fee is $8 to $11.
The following programs are for ages 6 to 11:
- Kitchen Science, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 8: Use items from a typical kitchen to help in understanding the scientific method. Each session will feature experiments based on the themes listed above. Some experiments may be outdoors, so dress for the weather. The fee is $9 to $12.
- Art in the Park, 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, March 29: Each class will feature a variety of art media for budding artists to try based on the topics listed above. The group will head outside on some days, so be sure to dress for the weather. The fee is $9 to $12.
Volunteers are needed for these programs:
- Maple Sugaring Festival: Volunteers lead groups along the event trail, portray historical characters, run the sugar house, manage indoor activities at the Nature Center, and/or sell maple-related treats. Contact Patti Austin at email@example.com for details.
- Sugar House: Moose Hill needs volunteers to operate its sugar house. Contact Rich Savage at firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
- Citizen Science Projects:Moose Hill has several opportunities in helping with wildlife monitoring projects: bluebird house monitoring, amphibian coverboard project, and assisting with the salamander crossing. Anyone interested in more information on any of the above Citizen Science projects should contact Christine Turnbull at email@example.com. No prior experience is necessary, training is provided for all projects.
|Where||293 Moose Hill St, Sharon, MA 02067|
|Next on||This event is over.|
|Time||10:00 am–4:00 pm|
|Who to bring||College Students, Moms, Dads, Singles, Everyone, Kids, Teens, Families, Seniors|