Shotgun season for deer opened on Monday, December 2nd. Please wear a “hunter orange” hat and/or vest if you are walking in the Manchester-Essex Woods during deer season. Companion animals should also wear a “hunter orange” vest. Shotgun season for deer is open from 12/2 through 12/14. Primitive firearms season for deer is open from 12/16 through 12/31. Per state law, there is no hunting allowed on any Sunday. MECT members may hunt on MECT properties with written permission. Hunters must also register at the Manchester town hall where a town hunting map is available. Hunting in Essex is restricted to private property and hunters should obtain permission from landowners. Questions? email us at: email@example.com or use the “comment” section on this website.
Monday, December 9, 7:30 pm. Hosted by Kestrel Education Adventures.
Filmmaker David Bond visits housing projects, schools, and malls to learn more about what is keeping children indoors. To use commercial marketing to get screen addicted children outside playing in nature. His large scale campaign features advertisers, billboards, print ads, and more, all to sell the ultimate, free, wonder product: Nature. Here is the link: http://projectwildthing.com/film
The movie is a funny, uplifting, engaging, original take on a growing problem.
The Project Wild Thing screening will be preceded by a showing of the 3-5 minute nature films made by Kestrel’s Lights, Camera, Nature Class. We spent a total of 24 hours filming and editing short stories based on native wildlife in Chebacco Woods, Hamilton, MA. There is delightful footage of coyotes, snails, salamanders, snakes, plants, and more, all woven into stories imagined by our students.
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Produced by Jeffrey McDonagh at JM Video Productions, and MECT Trustees Mike McDonagh and Mike Dyer, our 50th Anniversary video captures the beauty of the Manchester-Essex Woods, includes interviews with two of the founders of the Manchester Conservation Trust, shows enthusiastic school children exploring nature, and highlights the two-town cooperation that continues to support protection of this special natural open space.
Do you know a young birder? Does your child love to observe insects, collect feathers or rocks, discover pond life, overturn rotting logs or build “fairy houses”? Would he/she like to “adopt” a beach or a woodland area for regular clean-up or nature study? Every child is naturally inquisitive, a good observer, and, therefore, a budding scientist. The Manchester-Essex Conservation Trust wants to foster and praise these qualities and recognize serious efforts to learn about our natural world. These activities, we believe, will result in a lifetime of good stewardship of the environment. Youths between the ages of 8 – 15 who live in or visit the Cape Ann area may participate. [Read more...]
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