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DECEMBER PROGRAMS
and a Winter Lecture Series, Belo

DECEMBER 2016 PROGRAMS
at Fresh Pond Reservation

Offered by Friends of Fresh Pond Reservation and the Cambridge Water Department

These events are FREE and open to the public. Children are welcome in the company of an adult.
You will receive information on parking when you register. Registration information is below.

 

Fresh Pond Kids' Walks

Dates: First Three Fridays in December (Dec 2, 9,16) 
Time: 10 to 11 am
Meeting Place: The Gazebo at Neville Place
650 Concord Avenue, Cambridge

Join us for casual nature explorations, designed for young kids and their parents/caretakers, and play in our urban wild!  Please come dressed ready for the weather (and in clothes that are OK to get 
dirty!). Please register for parking and meeting information with Catherine Pedemonti at
 friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com.

 

Woodland Restoration Area Stewardship 

Date: Tuesdays in December until it gets too cold to work!
Time: Between 9:30 am and 1 pm 
Meeting Place: E-mail friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com
for meeting information

Join other stewardship-minded volunteers in caretaking the native plant restoration area next to Lusitania Meadow, and learn all about the diversity of native plant life! Drop in and lend a hand with watering new plantings, making rabbit cages, pruning, weeding, and other gardening tasks.  Please email friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com if you would like to come, and for more information.
 
 
 
 Winter Birding for Children and Families 
 
Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 11 am to 12:30 pm
Meeting Place:
Register for location and parking information

Join us for a search along Fresh Pond’s shorelines for migrating ducks, and look high in the trees for exposed nests! All are welcome, regardless of birding skills. We’ll have materials for you to make your own pair of cardboard binoculars – or you can bring your own from home. Don’t forget to dress warmly! Please RSVP to friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com.

 
 
Last Chance (in 2016) Bird Walk 
 
Date: Sunday, December 11
Time: 1 to 3 pm
Meeting Place:
Register for location and parking information

The parade of migrating waterfowl at Fresh Pond continues into early winter.  By December, the long-distance flyers such as canvasbacks and redheads have arrived, and all three merganser species may be present.  We’ll use a telescope to identify birds on the water, and we’ll use binoculars to look at over-wintering songbirds in the trees.  Dress warmly; it can be very cold and windy near the water!  Beginners are welcome. We have binoculars to lend and will show you how to use them. Led by Nancy Guppy. To register and for parking and meeting information, email Catherine Pedemonti at friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com.

 
Third Friday Seasonal Walkabout with Ranger Jean
 
Date: Friday, December 16
Time: 10:30 to 11:30 am
Meeting Place:
Maher Park parking lot
650 Concord Avenue

We will monitor wildlife by sign, track, or presence, and make note of weather, state of plants, condition of water and other abiotic resources. On these monthly walks, help chart the seasonal changes of some of our most active wildlife spots, or simply come and enjoy the walk.  Come dressed to be outdoors for the hour. Attend one or the series and develop your ability to take in more of the reservation. No dogs please! Extreme weather cancels.   For more info or to RSVP, contact Ranger Jean at (508)-562-7605 or email jrogers@cambridgema.gov.

 

SEE ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS BELOW! 

Follow registration directions
included with each program description

You will receive directions and information on parking in response to your registration or inquiry.

To receive monthly email program announcements, send an email to friendsoffreshpond@yahoo.com


Learn about growing Native Plants: Visit the website of
GROW NATIVE MASSACHUSETTS

 

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New England Wild Flower Society's

URBAN GARDENING SERIES

The following classes are part of our Urban Gardening Series a set of classes designed to help city dwellers grow healthy, sustainable, and beautiful urban gardens. Led by Society staff in partnership with the Cambridge Conservation Commission, these FREE classes take place in the lecture hall at the Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138.

 
Naturalistic Gardening 
 
Date: Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Meeting Place:Cambridge Public Library, Main Library Lecture Hall
      449 Broadway,Cambridge
 
Some prefer the pomp and precision of a formal landscape, while others enjoy gardens inspired by nature. Learn how to take inspiration from the mountains, rivers, and fields of New England and create beautiful, naturalistic gardens. Dan Jaffe will cover every topic from plant selection and layout to sustainable practices.
 
 Plants for the Winter Garden
 
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 10:30 am to 12 noon
Meeting Place:Cambridge Public Library, Main Library Lecture Hall
      449 Broadway,Cambridge
 
It’s relatively easy to design a garden for the height of spring; more challenging is creating a garden that looks beautiful in the dead of winter. Come learn about the many native plants that offer winter interest and how they can help your garden shine in winter Instructor:  Mark Richardson
 

Pests of Urban Gardens 

Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 7 to 8:30 pm
Meeting Place:Cambridge Public Library, Main Library Lecture Hall
      449 Broadway,Cambridge

Designing a garden for a small space is enough of a challenge. But once you have created one, how do you fend off the uninvited guests? Although insects, critters, fungi, and other plant diseases are part of gardening, there are ways to discourage the most destructive pests. Bring your questions, and let’s find a solution!. Instructor:  Mary Sullivan

These FREE classes take place in the lecture hall at the
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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