The Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project’s animals make a visit to Magazine Beach.
Why are Monarch butterflies so special? We recently asked five questions of Martine Wong, Fresh Pond Reservation (FPR) Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, and her Cambridge Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) intern, Shewit. On August 6th and 7th, amidst some fanfare—kids and puppets—Martine, Shewit and other staff and volunteers released most of the butterflies that they had helped raise,Continue reading “Five Questions for Cambridge’s Monarch Nannies”
There’s nothing better than wearing something with a little iridescence to bring out a smile on your face. The Honk Festival’s parade will be graced by what may constitute a swarm of Wandering Gliders and Blue-Fronted Dancers, residents of our 162-acre urban habitat here in Cambridge, Mass. If you’re a resident of the vicinity ofContinue reading “Be Iridescent”
Wandering Gliders (dragonflies), Blue-Fronted Dancers (damselflies), pond algae (hand puppets), two Great Blue Herons and a gaggle of other animals will muster at the 8th annual Honk! Parade from Davis Square, Somerville, to Harvard Square, Cambridge, this Sunday. Trees also play a role in our party at Honk! Brought to you by Neighbors and NeighboringContinue reading “Honk! Honk! The parade is almost here!”
Here in the Greater Boston area we’ve just had a discharge of the combined sewer overflow system due to recent heavy rains. This affects the entire Mystic River watershed of which the Alewife Brook watershed is a part. The announcement of the overflow comes at a time when I need a reminder of the reasons why IContinue reading “Dragonflies and Damselflies and Algae, Oh My!”