Sharon Conservation Days Sept 11-12 2021
Autumn Nature Classes
You may register for all three nature workshops: Autumn Wildflowers of New England, Early Autumn Birding, and The Nature of Sharon Center under one discounted price or may still register for single classes
Autumn Wildflowers of New England *Wednesday, September 15th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. In this hands-on, adventurous class, we will discover the diversity of late-season wildflowers that exist at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary, and even in your own backyard. From fields adorned with Goldenrods to brilliant scarlets of the secretive, Cardinal Flower beside our forested wetlands, early Autumn provides the greatest abundance of wildflowers in our area. Learn how our insect pollinators even synchronize their life cycle to gather nectar and pollen from certain species. Join Teacher Naturalist, Michael Scutari, for an afternoon of discovery!
Early Autumn Birding *Wednesday, October 13th from 9:00-11:00 a.m. Many of the bird migrants that visited our area of southern New England to breed during the Spring and Summer have already headed back to the Neotropics, and to the southeastern states. With such good habitat here, why would they want to leave in the first place? Join Teacher Naturalist, Michael Scutari, for a morning hike through the forests-meadows-and wetlands of Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary to discover which birds are actually still present during early Autumn, and which birds are not.
The Nature of Sharon Center *Wednesday, November 10th from 12:00-2:00 p.m. Discover the many changes that occur in nature while walking along the backstreets in Sharon Center and down to the little-known, Botanical Trail, designed (and maintained) by the Sharon Friends of Conservation! What flowers are still in bloom and what insect pollinators are still active? Which trees are showing their lovely, Autumn colors and which ones are still green, or have lost their foliage? Can we still hear bird songs or insect choristers? Join Teacher Naturalist, Michael Scutari, for an afternoon of exploration!
Michael Scutari is a former Teacher Naturalist at Mass Audubon Moose Hill (2010-2020). Prior to his work there, he taught at Mass Audubon Habitat on a seasonal/temporary basis from 1995-2010. He has worked for environmental education organizations in southern Ohio and Rhode Island from 1993-1995, gained some classroom teaching experience in both Vermont and Massachusetts from 1995-2008. Michael has also labored in the field digging archaeological test pits during 1999-2000, assisted his college professors with Tree Identification, and Intro to Ecology classes as an undergraduate student from 1988-1992, and even spent time in the tree care/interior plant care industry from 1998-2005.
Adult Education Registration Opens August 20th
77 Pond St.
Sharon, MA 02067
(781)784-1574 or (781)784-2333