Check out these upcoming great programs at Parker River National Wildlife refuge. Explore the wonders of woodcocks, the busy world of honey bees, or the dynamism of barrier beach ecology. April is a lively month at the refuge. Oh, and if you've never visited the visitor center, check it out. It has the coolest piping plover video -- I watch it over and over again when I need a hit of extreme cuteness to keep me motivated.
Also, if you haven't seen it yet, check out "At the Water's Edge," Barry Van Dusen's paintings across the road at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center. It's there through April 5. I visited it a couple of weeks ago and much enjoyed his depiction of shorebirds.