Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WEEKEND PICK: Earth Day Saturday at Garden in the Woods

Celebrate Earth Day Saturday, April 26 with New England Wild Flower Society and Garden in the Woods from 1- a.m. to 4 p.m.
This FREE event for families features a fresh breath of spring at Garden in the Woods, with guided tours every half hour of the magnificent Garden filled with emerging spring wildflowers and ferns. Go on the “Signs of Spring” Scavenger Hunt for all ages. Purchase native plants, gifts and books. Membership helps to protect the environment and members receive discounts and unlimited free admission to Garden in the Woods.
Meet MOTHER NATURE and learn to juggle as she does from 10 to 10:30 a.m.
From 11 a.m. to noon, enjoy a LIVE animal show from Jungle Encounters and meet an African fox, ringtail cat, hedgehog, chinchilla, and a Patagonian cavy.
Attend “Animal Adventures” from 1 to 2 p.m. to meet a giant anaconda and a 6-foot long monitor lizard.
From 3 to 4 p.m., don’t miss the exciting Rain Forest Reptile Show, which includes a monitor lizard, 7-foot boa constrictor, red-foot tortoise, and 3-foot alligator.
New this year ─ Visit the “Green Way” and learn how to make sustainable choices with recycling games for all ages. Meet some amazing recycling worms who help the environment. Encounter organizations at the Green Way exhibits committed to good environmental practices. Have your face painted and say “hello” to costumed creatures such as Ant Mini, Dani the Monarch Butterfly, and Dottie the Ladybug, welcoming everyone to a day of exciting family activities. They’ll introduce the upcoming BIG BUGS exhibit and web-of-life extravaganza opening July 12, featuring live “BEETLES” music at the opening, and 13 GIANT bugs throughout the show.

Admission and programs are FREE.
Seats for live animal shows are on a first-come basis, one performance per family; rain or shine. Sign up early to ensure admission to a specific show.
New England Wild Flower Society’s Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham. For additional information visit

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