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Adult Programs

 

 TUESDAY TWEETS - ADULT/FAMILY   This Bird Watching Walk and Talk is offered on the following Tuesday mornings from 11:00am to 12:30pm:  June 12, June 19, June 26, July 3, July 10, July 24, August 21 and August 28.  Whether an experienced birder or a beginner, walk the trails of the Briar Patch, bring binoculars, wear appropriate footwear and come prepared to watch,  study and enjoy our feathered friends in their natural habitat. 
The fee is $4 for Society members, $6 non-members. Call 508-888-6870 to register


 

WILDFLOWER GARDEN BOOK CLUB

This adult program meets once a month on a Wednesday afternoon at 2:15pm from April through October.   “Flowers in Fiction” – Under the enthusiastic leadership of Janice Dill the group will discuss a work of literature that makes use of the world of flowers.   Whether growing wild or in a garden, for pleasure or poison, as background or sanctuary, we will choose a novel that stimulates a deeper appreciation for the botanical theme in literature. The monthly fee of $4 for Society members, $6 non-members, helps support the maintenance of our beautiful Wildflower Garden.  Call 508-888-6870 to add your name to the list.

Wednesday, May 16th at 2:15 pm

I Capture the Castle by Dodi Smith

I capture the Castle

Members $4, Non-Members $6


Nature Club Join us for an in-depth adult natural history course. Each month, we will explore a seasonal natural history topic, with a local naturalist/ citizen scientist. We will study broad perspectives of unique Cape Cod, the individual details of specific species, adaption, climate change and the impact of the legacy of Thornton Burgess. Bring your curiosity to explore and discover the Nature around you. Dress for the weather, as we rarely cancel. Consider sturdy hiking footwear. Bring water, snack, binoculars, hand lens, sunscreen, etc.
First Saturdays*,
May-December, 2018
9am-Noon
$199/series or $30 each

To register, call
508-888-6870.

Space limited to 15 participants (adults and teens ages 16+)

Nature Club Syllabus
May 5 Salt Marsh
June 2 Wildflowers
July 7 Butterflies
August 4 Beach Walk
*September 8 Birding
October 6 Wild Food
November 3 Insects in Winter
December 1 Migrant Winter Birds


Aubretia  WEDNESDAY WILDFLOWER GARDEN TOURS

This adult program is offered every Wednesday morning at 10am in June, July and August in the award-winning Shirley G. Cross Wildflower Garden at Green Briar.  The one-third acre garden contains over 300 plants consisting of three zones: shaded hillside, freshwater wetland and open meadow.  Each week offers visitors something new to discover.  The flowers are always changing.  The fee is $4 for Society members, $6 non-members.  Reservations are not required for this drop-in program.  All proceeds support garden maintenance.


LEARN WHILE YOU WEED – A VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCE
Join Janice Dill and her group of dedicated volunteers in the Green Briar Wildflower Garden on Monday mornings from 9:00am to11:00am or later for an educational and fun volunteer experience learning to recognize the keepers and pullers of the Plant Kingdom. Coffee and munchies are provided during a mid-morning break.
Wildflower Volunteers



 

 

 

 

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Thornton W. Burgess Society
6 Discovery Hill Road
East Sandwich, MA 02537
508-888-6870