Wareham Land Trust’s Summer Insect Series

Jun 4, 2023

This summer, come join the Wareham Land Trust (WLT) for an educational series of walks and talks focusing on insects!  Programs are designed for all ages.

Outdoor programs are FREE for WLT members and just $5 for non-members (cash or check at the time of the event).  Not a WLT member?  You can join at the events and become part of an amazing community of like-minded nature lovers!

WLT membership helps us protect, grow and maintain the incredible natural resources in our community backyard (explore the trail maps on our website!), gets you the monthly WLT eNewsletter ensuring awareness of our programs & events, and an invitation to the annual WLT meeting (for a chance to meet your fellow WLT members!). The WLT is primarily a volunteer organization with our boards and committees populated by engaged volunteers from membership.  The Wareham Land Trust is truly our membership!

Firefly Walk
Friday, June 23 at 8:30pm

Douglas S. Westgate Conservation Area, 29 Papermill Road, West Wareham
Plymouth County entomologist Blake Dinius will lead an evening walk to explore the fascinating world of fireflies. With firefly activity at its peak this time of year, this is a program not to be missed, as last year’s event was a truly magical experience!
Click here to register

Joys of Nature: Damselflies, Dragonflies and Spreadwings
Thursday, June 29 at 7pm 
Wareham Free Library, 59 Marion Road, Wareham

The Wareham Free Library is hosting Joys of Nature for an evening talk. Come learn all about these beautiful flyers and how their presence in our yard benefits us all. Program is FREE to all and no registration required. Sponsored by Friends of the Wareham Free Library. This program is FREE to all and no registration required!

Butterfly Walk
Saturday, July 22nd from 10 to noon

Mass Audubon's Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary (intersection of Great Neck Road and Stockton Shortcut, Wareham, MA)
Are you fascinated with butterflies but don’t know how to start identifying them? Here’s your chance! Butterfly enthusiasts Andy and Lauren Griffith will lead a butterfly walk
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Tree Walk
Tuesday, August 1st from 10 to noon

Tweedy and Barnes Preserve, 230 Blackmore Pond Road, West Wareham, MA
Join arborist Chance Perks on a walk with local tree identification, as well as the unique interactions between trees and insects
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Insect Walk
Monday, August 14th at 10am

Agawam River Trail, 12 Knowles Avenue, Wareham, MA
Beetles and aphids and moths, oh my! Join WLT’s Executive Director on an exploratory walk at the Agawam River Trail where we’ll learn about our local insect diversity and how these creatures are an integral part of our ecosystems. This program is jointly hosted by the Wareham Free Library.
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This event promotion is made possible through a Wareham Community Events Committee (CEC) grant to the WLT.