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June 2018

Explore Mary Cummings Park with iNaturalist

June 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
mary cummings park, 26 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
mary cummings park iNaturalist

NOTE: Rain is expected, but we will be at the park regardless of weather! Learn to work with the smartphone app iNaturalist from our friend and (human) naturalist Andrea Golden. Would you like to know more about the plants and animals at Mary Cummings Park? No need to carry bulky field guides with these handy smart phone resources! We'll take an exploratory walk around Mary Cummings with iNaturalist and see what we can discover. iNaturalist works for all sorts of…

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August 2018

Ted Elliman Wildflower Walk

August 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ted Eilliman Observing goldenrod

One of our most popular guest naturalists, Ted Elliman, returns to lead us on a summer wildflower walk. Ted knows many marvelous secrets of plant identification: he literally wrote the book on New England wildflowers.

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September 2018

Boot’s Back for September!

September 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
mary cummings park, 26 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
Boot Boutwell

Boot Boutwell is back for our September Nature Walk. The always-popular Boot will lead us in a study of wildflowers and plants, complete with Boot's own storytelling and poetry additions. His walks are always popular with all ages. As always, we will meet at the parking lot at roughly 26 Blanchard Road at 10am. Walk lasts until about noon. Ticks will certainly be possible, so tucking pants into socks and spraying with insect repellent is recommended.

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October 2018

Timelapse Video Workshop

October 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
mary cummings park, 26 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Mary Cummings Park Sunset

As you may have noticed, we have been doing a lot of timelapse videos lately in and around the park. If you are interested in learning about this melding of photography and video this is your chance to learn. We will cover using a smart phone, which is easy, as well as more powerful and much more complex ways of working, using Lightroom to process thousands of photos, then video editing to convert image stacks into movies. As always, we…

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November 2018

Art Walk for 2018; CANCELLED DUE TO WET WEATHER!

November 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
mary cummings park, 26 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
rock top sculpture

Once again we will gather and have fun creating "collaborations with nature", inspired by sculptor Andy Goldsworthy, who penned that phrase. We will gather at the parking lot at 26 Blanchard Road, then relocate at the Woburn Soccer field, which is closer to our favorite sculpture spot. Look at previous Art Walks to see what we do. The 2017 Art Walk. The 2016 Art Walk. This is fun for all ages: kids seem to get the idea right away and…

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Burlington Photo Awards Night

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Grandview Tavern, 55 Center St
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Mary Cummings Park photo books

Come to the Grandview Farm on Tuesday, Nov 6, to see the awards for the Burlington Conservation Photo Contest. In addition, you can view our new photo book (see above photo) and collection of 17x22 photo prints. If you donate $25 at the event, you can take home the photo of your choice. And you can view the three versions of our new 38 page photobook with striking images of Mary Cummings Park and Whispering Hill Woods. Learn more about…

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December 2018

Winter Weeds with Boot!

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
mary cummings park, 26 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Goldenrod at Mary Cummings Park

We had such a great walk in September that we decided to invite Boot back for an early winter walk. He loves winter weeds and even has a book about it that he brings. It might be warm, it might be cool, but either way dress appropriately and look forward to an educational, interesting walk: for ALL ages! We go ahead unless there is heavy rain. There still could be ticks, so pants tucked into socks and bug spray are…

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February 2019

February Nature Walk: Scattering Milkweed

February 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
mary cummings park, 26 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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milkweed at Mary Cummings Park

On the first Saturday in February we will go out and scatter milkweed seeds at the locations where we put our milkweed signs in the ground. We tried planting seeds in the ground, but discovered that simply scattering seeds worked much better. So we will take a leisurely walk and scatter the rest of our seeds in front of our signs. As always, we will go ahead in all weather except heavy rain. We will meet at the parking lot…

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April 2019

Spring Nature Walk with Boot Boutwell

April 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
mary cummings park, 26 Blanchard Road
Burlington, MA 01803 United States
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Boot Boutwell at Mary Cummings Park

Welcome spring with another great-for-all-ages walk with naturalist/actor/storyteller Boot Boutwell. His walks combine nature observance with great poems and stories. This really is an event for all ages. Sadly, our little "friends" the ticks will be back, so precautions are advised: pants inside socks, bug repellent on shoes on and socks. We go ahead in all weather except heavy rain!

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May 2019

Lantern Walk 2019

May 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
horn pond, 5 Cove Street
Woburn, 01801 United States
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lantern walk 2019

Join us for another wonderful annual event, the 2019 Horn Pond Lantern Walk to honor the memory of loved ones. The proceed benefit The Friends of Mary Cummings Park. You join the group at the Lake Ave parking lot at the south end of Horn Pond, create or borrow a lantern, and then take the lovely walk around the pond. Find out more information here.  

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