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Replay: Owls of Massachusetts - On Demand

January 31, 2021 9:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Andy Magee, SVT Board Member

Price:

Free

Join Andy Magee, SVT Board Member and avid birder and bird walk leader, for a fascinating introduction to the owls that live in our region. There are seven species of owls that breed in Massachusetts and two others that visit seasonally or on rare occasion. Learn about their identifying characteristics and how to improve your chances of actually seeing an owl. Owls are incredibly sophisticated predators, and participants will learn more details on their diets with an on-line dissection of an owl pellet - the wad of fur and bones that owls regurgitate after a successful hunt. 

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Replay: Assessing and Improving Your Landscape for Native Pollinators - On Demand

January 31, 2021 10:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Metrowest Conservation Alliance and Native Pollinator Task

Price:

Free

Join the Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA) Native Pollinator Task Force (NPTF) for a presentation about how to use "the native plant finder for pollinator species at risk in Massachusetts" researched and created by Dr. Robert Gegear, a professor of biology at UMass, Dartmouth. Learn to use a new tool developed by the NPTF to help you assess your landscape for species on the native plant finder list. Hear about two gardens with differing site conditions in Concord that will be using this assessment tool. Finally, find out where to source many of the plants on Dr. Gegear's native plant finder list. 

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Replay: Our Winter Birds - On Demand

January 31, 2021 12:00pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Ron McAdow, Naturalist and Author

Price:

Free

Learn about birds that spend the winter in our neighborhoods or that visit when conditions permit with naturalist and author Ron McAdow. Ron will show photos of songbirds, hawks, owls, and woodpeckers, and will discuss their adaptations for winter survival. Data from the long-running Concord Christmas Bird Count will illustrate changes in our winter bird population over the decades. This presentation is an opportunity to learn more about the birds seem commonly around backyard feeders, as well as the birds that are more of a challenge to observe.

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Replay: Improve Your Nature Photos - On Demand

February 1, 2021 8:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Chris Errington, SVT Member

Price:

Free

SVT member and avid nature photographer Chris Errington will share his tips and techniques for capturing photos of wildlife in your backyard or on the trails. Chris even has success taking photos right from his car! In this Zoom webinar, Chris shares many of his stunning photographs and explain the techniques used to achieve the results. 

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Replay: Lives of Beavers - On Demand

February 1, 2021 9:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship

Price:

Free

Dan Stimson, SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship, offers a fascinating look at the life history of beavers and how their role in shaping their own habitat is important to many local wildlife species. In this zoom webinar, you will learn about beavers’ work on local conservation land, how the land has changed, and how conflicts that arise from those changes can be addressed.

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Replay: Magical Monarchs - On Demand

February 28, 2021 8:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Elke Jahns-Harms

Price:

Free

Exquisite and fragile, yet strong enough to migrate thousands of miles, monarch butterflies have captured our imaginations with their beauty and complexity.  Elke and her husband Garth have gotten to know these magical creatures well while raising and releasing over a hundred butterflies.  What makes these butterflies so special?  How can we help them?  In this zoom webinar, Elke will discuss facts and myths about monarchs and share stories and photos from their experiences.

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Elke Jahns-Harms teaches Music and Social Change at the New England Conservatory and International Development Aid at The Fletcher School. She and her husband began raising monarch butterflies a few years ago and have coached friends and neighbors to raise them as well.  They continue to be moved and amazed at how people react to these exquisite creatures. Elke holds a PhD in International Relations, a Master’s in Music, a Master of Public Affairs, and a B.A. in Geology and Environmental Science.  

Replay: Forest Bathing with Your Dog - On Demand

February 28, 2021 12:25pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Nadine Mazzola, Certified Forest Therapy Guide

Price:

Free

Join award-winning author Nadine Mazzola to learn about forest bathing and how to incorporate forest bathing principles to your outings with your dog. Nadine is a Certified Forest Therapy Guide, founder/director of New England Nature and Forest Therapy Consulting, and author of "Forest Bathing with Your Dog." Her book brings together the deep connection we have with our dogs and nature by uniquely incorporating our dogs’ natural ways with the practice of forest bathing. Nadine’s innovative combination of forest bathing and dog-walking is a combined practice that elevates the meaning and joy of each!

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Replay: Tangling with Vines: New England's Climbing Plants - On Demand

February 28, 2021 1:00pm

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Neela de Zoysa, botanist

Price:

Free

Join botanist and ecologist Neela de Zoysa for this introduction to native climbing plants - lianas and vines. Learn about their special features, rare species and the disproportionate impact of climate change on this important group of plants. Neela began as a tropical rainforest ecologist and is a core instructor for Native Plant Trust for over a decade. She authored a recent article in the Native Plant News titled "Onward, Upward and Overlooked: New England's Native Climbers."

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