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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Winter Bird Seed Sale To Support Boxerwood

Flash Snow Day Planned For Boxerwood

Boxerwood to announce a “Flash!” Snow Day

“Put on your mittens and come play at Boxerwood!” That’s the message nature center staff plan to spread on social media after the region’s first big snowfall. Their aim is to encourage more kids and families to brave the cold and experience the fun and exhilaration of playing together outdoors in winter.

A “FLASH! Boxerwood Snow Day!” will be posted on Facebook, Twitter, and the Boxerwood webpage ( the morning of a spontaneously-­scheduled Snow Day. Member families will receive an email and the nature center will record a message for callers on voicemail (463‐2697). Note that the Boxerwood event will not necessarily take place during weather-­related school closings, when driving may be hazardous, but may take place after school on the following day.

During the Boxerwood Snow Day, kids of all ages are welcome to go sledding in the field (bring your own sleds and saucers), make snow people and animals, build igloos and forts and castles, and have friendly snowball fights. Although staff will be on hand to monitor activities, all children without exception must be accompanied by an adult responsible for their safety and behavior.

So stay tuned…. After the first big snow, when roads have been cleared, check your favorite social media or call the nature center to find out and help spread the word about a Boxerwood Snow Day!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Winter Tree Walk

Boxerwood's Horticulturist Faith Vosburgh will lead a Winter Tree Walk on January 24th.  This conducted tour of Boxerwood's most interesting trees of winter is free to the general public.  You can meet Faith at the Munger Lodge at 10am.

Dates Set for Music In The Garden

On this snowy morning your thoughts may be turning to Spring. Here at Boxerwood our staff and volunteers are looking and planning ahead for more opportunities for you to enjoy the woodland garden.

Boxerwood has set the dates for this year's Music In The Garden Programs. Additional dates have been added to this popular free event where the general public is invited to bring a picnic to the Field Stage area and enjoy entertainment by local musicians.

The Friday evening dates are:

April 24
May 15 and 29
June 12 and 26
July 10 and 24
August 14 and 28
September 11

Since we will not be hosting a Boxerwoodstock music event in July, we have added more dates for Music in the Garden. We hope you and your family can find time to stop by on one or more of these evenings.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Boxerwood Launches New Web Site

Check out the new website for Boxerwood.  You can find it at the same old on line address;

With this new format we hope to be better able to keep up with current information that we can make available to the public.