Upcoming Events at Summer Star®

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary ® presents

Eco-Tracking at Summer Star® – Winter 2018 with David Brown

Bear Tracks by David Brown

Saturday, January 27, 2018
1:oo PM – 4:00 PM

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
690 Linden Street
Boylston, MA 01505

Although wild animals hide from us in foliage and the night, they leave behind sign of their presence and passage. Ecological animal tracking seeks not only to discover and identify this wildlife evidence, but also to interpret it for insight into an animal’s secret life. What was it doing? Why was it here? In this way we can put the still picture of the animal in motion and learn something about its relationship with its habitat.

This two-part program will meet in the Linden Street Gallery inside the Trailhead House for a slide presentation to introduce some of the basics of track and sign identification. Then we will head out into the sanctuary to look for wildlife evidence and practice our skills.

Dress for about two hours in the woods with warm clothes and snow-proof boots. Some travel will be off-trail so bring snowshoes if needed. In case of deep snow those who have them can break trail for those who don’t.

This program is suitable for reasonably fit adults and teens. Afterward we will offer light refreshment and beverages in the Studio Room.

David Brown

Tracker/naturalist David Brown has conducted hundreds of wildlife interpretive programs in New England for over 25 years. He is the author of several publications including his latest book: The Next Step: Interpreting Animal Tracks, Trails and Sign. His website is http://www.dbwildlife.com.

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary ®


Incidental  Mo(nu)ments

By George Herman

August 26th through December 26th

George Herman attended the Museum School in Boston in the late 1970’s, and has been painting ever since then. He has exhibited throughout New England, in New York City, and in London. His work has been selected for the Ninth Triennial at the Fuller Museum of Art, the 8th Biennial at the Fitchburg Art Museum, the AAF Art Fair in London, and, in 2015, his work was selected for the exhibit Variations in Paint at the Painting Center in New York City. His work is in the collections of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and MEDITECH of New England.


  1. I represent the Senior Group at Christ Lutheran Church in West Boylston. We have visited your beautiful site in 2015 and would like very much to come and visit again in May, 2017. Can you advise what would be the best time for our group of approximately 14 to come when you have an art exhibit. Not all of our group would be able to walk the trails but last time they sat on the deck and enjoyed the surroundings. I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you in advance. Carol Jorgensen


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