Photo Ron McAdow
Quiet contemplation under the trees
On Saturday, November 18th, starting from 11am to 1pm, Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary will hold a quiet event in the Tree Room.
This event is designed for people who wish to set the world aside for an hour or two to be mindful in a quiet natural setting. This is an opportunity for people to reconnect with nature and reconnect with personal inner peace and wisdom. Registration is required.
All are welcome to take a space in the Tree Room for a period with no talking, and no cell phone or other electronics.
You are free to bring your own favorite book to read;
To open your notebook to write;
To do your own drawing;
To compose a poem of yours;
To embrace self-reflection;
To be acquainted with your own independence;
To acknowledge existence, self-awareness, and mindfulness;
To honor the healing force and the kindness on earth and in the wilderness;
To give peace a chance;
To allow your heart open to your prayers and to allow yourself to give thanks;
Or, to just sit quietly in front of the forest relax and breathe.
Afterward we will offer light refreshment and beverages in the Studio Room.
Dear Al Hamra Academy students and MASSWildlife Education coordinators,
Each and every inch of Summer Star’s land welcomes your spring arrival for the Environmental Education program.
We are looking forward to learning with you about nature and having a good time together.
During the month of March in our Lendon Street Gallery there will also be a fantastic new solo show by artist Brenda Cirioni.
Summer Star team
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
Spring Hours will begin on March 25, 2017.
Trails and parking lot: dawn-dusk, Saturday-Tuesday.
Trailhead House: 11am-3pm, Saturday-Tuesday. 11am-5pm on Sunday.
Mission: This forty-five acres of natural land is home to plants, streams, glacial boulders, and wild animals large and small. It is our mission to protect and care for wildlife habitats, trails, forests, streams, and wetlands.
The sanctuary is a place of tranquility and self-reflection. It loves rocks, trees, and birds. In that loving, we find nourishment for our spirits and our souls.
Summer Star is open to the public free of charge. Please enjoy the beauty of nature, and in return kindly pay respect to all wildlife who have been keeping this land safe and peaceful for generations! Our goal is to bring new experiences and discoveries of the wonders of local wildlife and the joyful spirit of nurturing forestland to underprivileged children, senior citizens, and to all families in the community.
The sanctuary organizes a variety of events and projects to promote public awareness of science, nature, wildlife, and the environment, and aids in animal rescue and release in collaboration with Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout the year, the sanctuary also hosts various courses, lectures, conferences, and artistic and cultural events.