Nature Walks

Every month on the first Saturday, we have a guided nature walk (or other event) at or near Mary Cummings Park. The walks always start at 10am and end around noontime. We go ahead in all weather except for heavy rain.



Boot Walk for November 16, 2019

In spite of cold and wind, we had an enthusiastic group of walkers, eager to be educated and entertained by...

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Ted Elliman at Mary Cummings Park

Ted Elliman, August 10, 2019

We had another wonderful walk with author Ted Elliman. This walk does not feature a photo gallery, but we did...

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Boot Boutwell with worm

Boot Boutwell Walk, April 27, 2019

In spite of cold and wind we had a good group and a great walk with Boot. The sun came...

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walk at Mary Cummings Park

Groundhog Day Walk 2019

We had one of our most pleasant walks on Groundhog Day. We found 15 of the 16 posts where we...

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Boot’s Winter Weeds Walk 12-1-18

Although the group was on the small side (anyone Christmas shopping?) the weather was lovely and the group enjoyed another...

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Boot’s September 2018 Nature Walk

This walk a particularly fine walk with Boot. At the end, the group really didn't want to leave! People hung...

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Nature Walk August 4, 2018 with Ted Elliman

The big question was whether it would rain or not: it did! But everyone stuck with it and we walked...

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iNaturalist walk

iNaturalist Walk with Andrea Golden – June 23, 2018

In spite of a bit of rain, we had a great walk, learning how to use iNaturalist from Andrea, and...

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Boot Boutwell – April 28, 2018

After a long, cold spring we had a lovely warm day to walk with Boot. While the cold weather kept...

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installed bluebird houses at Mary Cummings Park

Bluebird Houses – March 24, 2018

A team of all ages installed 8 bluebird houses in Central Field at Mary Cummings Park on Saturday, March 24th....

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Bluebird Houses in Central Field: Saturday, March 24, 2018.

Although we have been distracted from our normal monthly nature walks by the unfortunate developments at the Northeastern Campus, we...

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Animal Tracking, February 3, 2018

Nick Wisniewski, of Walnut Hill Trackers, lead an enthusiastic group on a walk, including both a group of scouts and...

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February 4th Animal Tracking Walk

On Saturday, February 3rd the Walnut Hill Trackers will be back to guide us on another walk. Even when there...

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A Very COLD Nature Walk!

Only two crazy people showed up the the coldest, windiest walk we have ever had. And sure enough, after slogging...

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December 2nd Nature Walk: Planting Milkweed

A small but dedicated group gathered on December 2nd, 2017, and put 16 stakes into the ground, each with a...

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Boot Boutwell

Boot Boutwell – November 2017

In spite of our first really cold morning of the season, Boot Boutwell drew in a good crowd of properly-dressed...

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Art Walk – October 7, 2017

The unusually warm October weather made for a lovely Art Walk. We had a great group with three small children...

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coloring booth for Mary Cummings Park

Coloring Booth at Celebrate Burlington Day, August 5th, 2017

Since the first Saturday on the month was Burlington's Town Day, we made this our monthly event. In spite of...

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Ted Elliman leads wildflower walk

Sept 2nd Wildflower Walk with Ted Ellman

Ted Elliman led us on our most well-attended walk; a enthusiastic group ranging from beginners to very knowledgeable wildflower fans...

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Macro Photo Workshop July 1, 2017

We explored many of the essential techniques of macro photography in nature, primarily looking at aperture. Each photo has a...

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Boot Boutwell

Nature Walk with Boot Boutwell, June3, 2017

Another terrific walk with Boot on a lovely spring day; more great stories and poems. Here are more opportunities to...

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Vernal Pool Walk at Mary Cummings Park

Vernal Pool Walk – May 6, 2017

Matt Burne, co-author of A Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools, led us on a lovely, rewarding walk,...

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VMWare group at Mary Cummings PArk

VMWare Stone Wall Rescue – 4-27-17

A dedicated crew from VMware cleared a long section of badly overgrown stone wall on Thursday, April 27, 2017. We...

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Trustees at Mary Cummings Parkj

Nature Walk with The Trustees, March 4, 2017

A sizable group of hearty people (it was 18 degrees and windy!) joined the March Nature walk with The Trustees,...

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February 4, 2017; Animal Tracking with Walnut Hill Tracking

Nick Wisniewski leads another great walk, finally with some snow. Not much snow, but just enough for Nick to show...

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four corners in Mary Cummings Park

January 7, 2017: Stone Wall Rescue

Despite the snow, we had a great time rescuing a section of wall that was covered with dead trees and...

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December 3, 2016: Inspired by Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy is a British sculptor and photography whose work has delighted and inspired people worldwide. He creates works that...

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November 5, 2016: Boot Boutwell, Winter Weeds Walk,

Boot Boutwell entertained and educated a group including grandparents and kids. You can share the walk through the photos and...

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October 1, 2016: Bird Walk with Diana Fruguglietti

This walk was rained out! After the driest summer in years, we got a good soaking on Saturday. We will...

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September 3, 2106: Gerry Kehoe

The September 3rd walk with Gerry Kehoe was a delight for all of us. She showed us many plants, leading...

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Family Coloring Session

August 6, 2016: Coloring Corner at Burlington Town Day

Families learn about Mary Cummings Park and its benefits and kids get to color their own version of our animal,...

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Boutwell July 2nd walk

July 2, 2016: Boot Boutwell

Boot Boutwell keeps his audiences attention with deep knowledge of nature and great storytelling skills.

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June 4, 2016: Poison Ivy Walk with Jon Sachs

A group of walkers learn what is and isn't poison ivy from Jon Sachs, who runs the top poison ivy...

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Boot Boutwell with milkweed seed

Nature Walk November 7, 2015

Boot Boutwell leads another interesting, informative nature walk. Photos by Jack Boudreau.

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