Walking Webster Woods
Saturday, October 16 from 10-11:30am
Join Barbara Bates, Newton Conservators’ Board member, in navigating the more common trails in Webster Woods while admiring fall foliage and learning about how leaves turn color. Includes visits to the vernal pool (Bare Pond) and Gooch’s Cave. Registration is limited to 25. A wait list will be available if registration is filled. Meeting location and directions will be mailed to all registrants before the walk. Adults and families are welcome.
Meet the Birds Who Spend the Winter in Cold Spring Park
Wednesday, October 20 at 7pm
We are blessed with a variety of interesting and colorful birds in Newton. Each fall our resident birds must ready themselves to survive the coming winter. Join Pete Gilmore as he presents slides of 20 different resident bird species with background information provided about each species. Different groups of birds have different strategies for surviving the winter months. We will spend about five minutes on each avian friend, building empathy and connection with a natural world that is in peril. Presented by Pete Gilmore, who serves on the boards of Newton Conservators and the Brookline Bird Club.
Birding at Cold Spring Park
Saturday, October 23 from 8-11am
Participants will meet near the turnaround at the end of the left side of the Beacon Street parking area. This is an easy walk on flat woodland trails.We will look for resident birds as well as fall migrants. The latter may include warblers, thrushes and videos. Beginners and children are welcome. See brochure.
Newton Aqueducts Hike
Sunday, October 24 at 2pm
Join a five-mile hike through woods, meadows, and fields along the Newton sections of the Sudbury and Cochituate aqueducts. This is a steady but not fast hike. Participants should be in sufficiently good shape to keep up with the group (though there are cutoffs for those who wish to shorten the hike). Meet in front of the Starbucks coffee shop near the Waban MBTA station. See brochure.
You can find information on these events and more on the Newton Conservators website.