Socially distance outside with the Buzzards Bay Coalition
In lieu of in-person events, the Buzzards Bay Coalition has organized a set of suggested activities and guides that can be used by children, adults and families this winter.
The goal is to spend time in the outdoors and discover the beauty of the Buzzards Bay region’s natural resources, while following social distancing precautions.
Those interested can take a hike in the woods, along wetlands (or even by the beach) to search for signs of wildlife in tracks left in the snow or dirt with this guide to animal tracks.
Or, you can Head to a local beach or lake with the coalition’s winter bird and waterfowl guide and see how many winter visitors you can spot. Extra credit: collect pine cones and coat them with peanut butter and bird seed and hang it up for your backyard birds.
If you’re feeling energetic, you can burn off some energy with a virtual trail running competition. Join our Strava club (Buzzards Bay Coalition) and see how quickly you can complete a mile at a local trail.
Bring the whole family for a scavenger hunt, identifying as many native plants and animals as you can using the coalition’s scavenger hunt list at https://www.savebuzzardsbay.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Winter-2021-Scavenger-Hunt.pdf as your guide.
For a more relaxed experience, you can forest bathe at one of the coalition’s properties. This slow and meditative walk is a practice from Japan intended to promote relaxation. The Sawmill in Acushnet is the perfect place to engage your senses.