50th Anniversary of the First Earth Day
Since our "normal" is no longer, most of us have probably lost all sense of what day it is, which is great for the purpose of this article. Technically, Earth Day was last week but there is no reason we can't still celebrate our Mother Earth and all she has given us.
Earth Day with Land's Sake Farm
As Land's Sake beautifully stated on its website, "It is in times of stress and uncertainty like this, though, that we really come to understand the idea of sustainability as strength. Now is the time to take heart in the resilience of our local communities, and to appreciate how we’re strengthened even further by our connection to the land. We can all take comfort in knowing that no matter what life throws our way, the sun still rises, spring still comes, and seeds still sprout!”
If you missed it, Land's Sake Farm put together a week-long digital event celebrating E.A.R.T.H. (Environment, Animals, Roots, Togetherness, Horticulture)
. This collection is a beautiful look back, introduction, and reminder of what our community was and continues to be. There are also many, many activities for everyone to explore and enjoy. - Thank you, Land's Sake for putting this together for us to enjoy!!
Earth Day with Sudbury Valley Trustees
If you are looking for more nature adventures, Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) has gathered assorted resources
to help you get to know the plants and wildlife that inhabit your backyard. Even if you have only a single tree, a simple birdfeeder, or a few flowerpots, you'll be amazed at the wildlife you can encounter. Learn about Backyard Birding
with Weston's Conservation Administrator, learn about Plants and Pollinators
, and discover Nature at Night
Nature Bingo and Scavenger Hunts
Once you've discovered and learned about the nature in your back yard, make a visit to one of Weston's conservation trails. There is nearly 100 miles of trails on roughly 2,000 acres of preserved land in Weston. Chances are you live within one mile of a trail. Weston Forest and Trail Association
(WFTA) has links and maps highlighting some special places in town.
Before you head out, print off a copy of WFTA's Scavenger Hunt
card or print off one of Mass Audubon's Nature Bingo
Nature in 90 Seconds with Michele Grzenda
You're well on your way to becoming a backyard nature expert and to help further your new love, Weston's Conservation Administrator has put together two short videos: