Exploring the Urban Outdoors in Cambridge, Mass.: Events

 BOTANY WALK, April 26, 1 p.m.

Botanist Walter Kittredge is conducting a region-wide herbarium project to bring attention to the local New England flora, its presence and value, and is looking closely at vegetation at Alewife Reservation. Walter is Senior Curatorial Assistant at the Harvard University Herbaria, a world-wide research collection of over 5 million dried plant specimens.Participants will meet at the Alewife Brook parking lot at Cambridge Discovery Park at 100 Acorn Park Drive in Cambridge. Sponsored by Friends of Alewife Reservation. (usual time for this monthly event, beginning in June, will be the First Friday of the Month, 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm)

Call (617) 415-1884 for more information.

LIVING WITH COYOTES IN CAMBRIDGE,  APRIL 28, 1–3 p.m.

Maynard Ecology Center, lower level of Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue
When you and your dog visit Fresh Pond Reservation, your dog is probably far more aware than you are that the Reservation is the home of coyotes, skunks, raccoons, opossums, and many smaller mammals. Sightings of wild animals, especially coyotes, are increasing and have raised concerns about what we should do when we encounter these critters. John Maguranis is the Belmont Animal Control Officer and the Massachusetts representative for Project Coyote (www.projectcoyote.org). He will share with us his knowledge and experiences, tell us about coyote behavior, and instruct us on pet and human safety.  After the formal presentation, we’ll walk outside (weather permitting) to look for coyote tracks. Please register. You will receive important information on parking after you register. E-mail Elizabeth Wylde at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com or call 617- 349-6489 and leave your name and phone number.

POETRY WALK AT ALEWIFE RESERVATION, May 4th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

 

Join Anne Marie Lambert for a guided walk through Alewife Reservation with Poet Richard Cambridge and Frederick Law Olmstead re-enactor Gerald Wright.  Sponsored by Friends of Alewife Reservation and the Cambridge Citizens Forum.  Participants will meet at the Alewife Brook parking lot at Cambridge Discovery Park at 100 Acorn Park Drive in Cambridge. Families welcome. Call (617) 415-1884 for more information.

GO GREEN EDIBLE PLANT BIKE TOUR, June 7th, time TBA

Nick Woebske and Galen Mook lead a bike tour at dusk around the perimeter of the Alewife Reservation.  Edible plant expert David Craft will educate riders on the vast amount of edible plants in the area at periodic stops.  Sponsored by the Friends of Alewife Reservation. Participants will meet at the at the passenger pickup of the AlewifeT-stop in Cambridge. Visit the Friends of Alewife Reservation’s site for updated information or call (617) 415-1884.

 

 

Alewife Reservation Guided Walks

ALEWIFE WINTER WILDLIFE WALKS 2013
of Friends of Alewife Reservation

February 16, 1-3 pm.
This walk will take us to the less-visited south side of the park to the vicinity of Lily Pond. Along the way we will discuss remediation of the storm water project. We will also observe the strategies of predators and prey to find food and survive in a snow-covered land

at Alewife
Alewife Reservation, March 2011

scape.

March 23, 1-3 pm.
As the various habitats in the reservation shake off the winter cold and come alive, we will look for signs of emerging spring both for plants and wild animals that make the reservation home. We will also keep an eye out for early migrants that use the park as a stopping and refueling station.

Anne Marie Lambert walks
– Saturday January 26 starting at 9:30, focus on poetry

Directions, Map and Parking Info for Alewife Reservation