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From daffodils to vegetable gardens, Blithewold campers enjoy the outdoors in all seasons.

Vacation camp fills April days with spring fun

Vacation camp fills April days with spring fun

April vacation, April 20-24, isn’t quite here yet, but if you are planning ahead to make sure your children enjoy a week of fresh air and fun, here are a handful of East Bay options. Blithewold 101 Ferry Road, Bristol Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum is offering a fun-filled week of camp during April Vacation.


Dragons and damsels in Middletown

Late summer is a great time to observe one of the flashiest families of flying insects, the Odonata or dragonflies and damselflies. These large carnivorous insects are generally easily recognized and observed but do you know the difference between the two? In this program we will spend some time inside exploring what makes these closely

Daisy Frabell, an education educator from the Norman Bird Sanctuary, and Melville School third-grader Ramsey Huggins inspect the critters that students took out of Melville Pond. Photo by Jim McGaw.

Portsmouth school has nature lab in its own backyard

PORTSMOUTH — When it comes to studying nature, students at Melville Elementary School certainly don’t have to travel far to get some hands-on learning. All they have to do is exit the main door and follow a short path to the left that leads to Melville Ponds — the school’s own backyard nature lab. Students


A night of Americana music with Red Eye Flight

Formed in 2005, Red Eye Flight’s music is founded on strong vocal harmonies, incorporating electric and acoustic instrumentation to create soundscapes that are evocative of this country, from western highways to the open ocean. WHERE: Mabel’s Studio at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown WHEN: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 12 COST: $15


Care for Some Bunny

Spring is here and we will soon be seeing baby Cottontail rabbits.  Join NBS educator Beth Alaimo, for an in-depth look at the natural history of wild rabbits and learn what you should do if you find stranded babies in your yard.  During this one-hour program, you will learn about the importance of rabbits in