Winter Solstice Celebration at Habitat


The solstices, marking the longest (summer) and shortest (winter) days of the year, have been celebrated since ancient times. The ancient construction known as Stonehenge in England may have been designed, among other purposes, to pay special honor to these days. This year’s winter solstice is December 21; we’ll host our celebration a bit early with history, lore, poetry and a solstice story. We’ll begin the program indoors and then move outdoors to enjoy nature and watch the sun as it prepares to set. On our walk we’ll identify plants in their winter form and learn some fun and interesting natural history. Children ages 10 and older are welcome to register if accompanied by a registered adult. Limited to 10. Meet in the Visitor Center at Mass Audubon’s Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary, 10 Juniper Rd., Belmont. Pre-registration is required.


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