Don’t rush the seasons, come enjoy them to the fullest with Prescott Farm’s Celebrating the Seasons Series.

Prescott Farm officially began their Celebrating the Seasons Series this month with their “Adaptation” program for adults, families and homeschoolers. Celebrate the changing seasons each month while exploring Prescott Farm’s beautiful 160 acre property.

The natural world is constantly changing. If you take the time to look, each month brings new and exciting phenomena to learn from and delight in. Using author Mary Holland’s book Naturally Curious as a month-by-month guide to the wonders unfolding in the fields, forests and wetlands of New England, each month participants will go on a leisurely hike with one of Prescott Farm’s naturalists, with the goal of cultivating their observation skills and deepening each person’s relationship with the natural world. Program titles and descriptions are used with permission from Mary Holland. Monthly programs upcoming include “Quiescence” (November) and “Signage” (December). This series will be continued monthly in 2016 (keep an eye out for other programs coming in January).

Our “Quiescence” program will take place on November 7, from 10:00-11:30am for adults and from 1:00-2:30pm for families (children and adults welcome). This program will be offered to homeschoolers ages 8-12, on November 14 from 1:00-2:30pm. New England temperatures can fluctuate greatly in November. Within a given state, climatic conditions can be wildly erratic. First snows may fall in northern New England, yet balmy days are not unheard of. Throughout the Northeast most deciduous trees have lost their leaves and many animals have disappeared from sight. Reptiles and amphibians that didn’t enter hibernation last month do so in November. Insect sightings become more and more scarce. The last of the migrant birds are leaving. Mammals that don’t remain active through the winter have entered hibernation or dormancy. The natural world is bracing for winter. We will explore and discuss this more on November 7 and 14!

Prescott Farm is a non-profit organization that offers environmental education for all ages throughout the year including WildQuest camps, public programs, field trips, long-term partnerships with local elementary schools and NOW Fledglings Nature-Based Preschool. The 160 acre historic family farm features woodland and field trails, a “green” building with geothermal and solar energy systems, historic barns, an old-fashioned maple sugaring operation (during the month of March), heritage gardens, and forested pond. Prescott Farm is open year round, seven days a week from 9:00 – 4:00PM. It is free to come and go for a hike or explore the “green” building!

The cost for this this series is $10/$8 Members of Prescott Farm, per session (pricing is different for homeschoolers). For more information on our Celebrating the Seasons Series please visit our website, http://www.prescottfarm.org. Reservations are required for these programs and can be made by calling us at 603-366-5695. We look forward to celebrating the seasons with YOU!

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