Ant in Your Plants: Interesting Insect and Plant Interactions
Co-sponsored by the Groton Garden Club 

Sunday, February 26, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt.119) in Groton, MA

In the words of famed biologist, E.O. Wilson, insects are “the little things that run the world.” Although most of us know that insects act as pollinators and herbivores, insects and plants interact in many other fascinating and sometimes counter-intuitive ways. Join botanist and entomologist Dr. Elizabeth Farnsworth, Senior Research Ecologist with the New England Wildflower Society, for a talk that celebrates insects and plants as partners in the web of biodiversity in your garden and beyond.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Groton Garden Club and the NRWA, this program is made possible by a grant from the Groton Trust Funds’ Lecture Fund.  In the event of inclement weather, there is a snow date of Sunday, March 5th; any postponement will be posted on this website. For questions about this event, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Tracks and Trails: Searching for Clues to Winter Wildlife in Our Forests, Fields, and Streams
NRWA Workshop for Adults and Children Ages 12 and Up 

Saturday, February 25, 2017 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Groton, MA

Join the NRWA’s River Classroom Director and wildlife tracker Stacey Chilcoat for “Tracks and Trails” on Saturday, February 25th, at a conservation property in Groton, MA.  This three-hour in-depth tracking workshop, designed for adults and older children ages 12 and up, focuses on three distinct winter habitats and the animals that not only survive but thrive during our harshest months. Develop a greater understanding of these hardy inhabitants, their habits and activities, and learn to “read” their stories through the signs and clues we discover along the way. 

The activity level is moderate hiking or snowshoeing, mostly off-trail through snow.  Attendees will need to dress for the weather: multiple layers, winter boots, and water resistant outer gear (snow pants or gators).  Bring a water bottle and energy snack.  For the comfort of all, no dogs are allowed. The fee is $20/person NRWA members, $25/non-members. Pre-registration is required; space is limited. Directions to the location in Groton will be provided upon registration. To register, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or call (978) 448-0299.  

Midwinter Mission: Cure Cabin Fever
NRWA February Vacation Eco-Adventure for 6 to 9 Year Olds 

February 22, 23, & 24, 2017 (Wed. thru Fri.) from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the NRWA River Resource Center, 592 Main Street (Rt. 119) in Groton, MA

Children need outdoor time in nature more than ever during the long winter months. Come explore the exciting winter world with the Nashua River Watershed Association Eco-Adventures team this February vacation!  Children ages 6 to 9 from all communities are invited to join us for “Cure Cabin Fever,” on February 22, 23, & 24, 2017.  Daily treks, snow play, winter animal and plant investigations, snow experiments, winter detective skill building including tracking animals, fun games, and homemade hot chocolate with a story to round out the day. Join us for three action packed days of discovery and adventure!  The fee is $45/day for NRWA members, or $55/day for non-members. Sign up for one, two or all three days.  Pre-registration is required; space is limited. To register, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NRWA Environmental Education Director, or call (978) 448-0299.