Spring is an exciting time for naturalists. Birds migrate north. Trees, shrubs and wildflowers bloom. Frogs and salamanders emerge and ride to breeding ponds. Early flying insects, mourning cloak butterflies and bumblebees appear as days warm. A procession of predictable happenings, many of them timed to cooperate with each other, creates a natural calendar. As nature awakens and the class progresses week by week, we will explore and look for signs of spring around the sanctuary.
INSTRUCTOR: Joe Choiniere is a lifelong naturalist with a B.S. in Natural History from UMass/Amherst. He has worked for Mass Audubon since 1975. He has taught hundreds of natural history classes and workshops and has been an instructor for Fitchburg State University ALFA series (similar to WISE), teaching workshops on nature study. He is also an instructor in Mass Audubon’s Naturalist Certificate Program.
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Worcester Institute for Senior Education (WISE)
Assumption College, 500 Salisbury Street, Worcester MA 01609