Fab Five Local Hot Spots: Friday, November 1st, from 7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. We will visit 5 of the most productive birding and wildlife viewing areas in the vicinity of Stony Brook and Oak Knoll: Lind Farm, Wrentham State School IBA fields, Attleboro Springs, Caratunk RI Audubon refuge and Turner Reservoir in South Seekonk. We will be searching for ducks, including Ruddy and Mergansers, plus lingering songbirds and birds of prey. A good trip for Bird photographers - all walks are flat.
Fee: $37; member discount rate $32
Scout Night Hike: Friday, November 1st,, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. This is a special Stony Brook night hike designed just for you! We’ll play games as our eyes adjust to the dark, then head out on the trails to see “whooo” we might find. Along the way we’ll explore how animals adapt to the nightlife. Dress for the weather and, please, NO flashlights.
Fee: $6 per person
Turtle Trekkers: Saturdays, November 2nd and 16th, from 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Start your weekend off right with a fun and knowledgeable Stony Brook teacher on the trails learning about nature. Each day will have a special topic created to excite your child about the natural world. There will be crafts, activities and lots of laughter. So come and join the fun. This month’s themes: Animals of the Night/Turkey Talk. Ages 2.9 to 6 with a parent. Fee: $5m/$6nm per person
Whooo’s Out There Owl Prowl: Friday, November 15th, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Explore the fascinating world of owls at Stony Brook. We’ll take a look at what makes these critters so special, practice our owl hoots and then head out on the trail to look and listen. Although we’ll be searching for owls and we may hear, or even see, Saw-whet, Great Horned, Barred or Eastern Screech Owls, we will be on the prowl for other nocturnal creatures as well. After the walk we’ll head back to the Nature Center to share our discoveries and warm up with some hot chocolate.
Fee: $11 per person; member discount rate $8
Pre-registration is required for all programs (except as noted). For more details, visit the Mass Audubon webpage at www.massaudubon.org or contact us at 508-528-3140. Register by phone, email (email@example.com), fax (508-553-3864) or in person. Stony Brook is located at 108 North Street in Norfolk.