Wednesday, May 19, 2010

out & about....on cape briar nature center

is  a one of the upper capes treasures

on the pond
run by he Thornton W. Burgess Society it is a non-profit educational organization founded in 1976 to carry on the pioneering conservation work of author/naturalist Thornton W. Burgess (1874 - 1965). Mr. Burgess, who was born and grew up in Sandwich, MA., went on to achieve national and international recognition for his children’s stories that teach lessons of conservation and love of wildlife.

 the old briar path
Over 170 books and 15,000 stories by Burgess chronicle the tales of Peter Rabbit and his animal friends.  

Through these engaging stories, generations of young people have learned about the natural world and have developed an understanding of the importance of conservation of our natural resources.

i stopped by there saturday for their herb and plant sale
and was rewarded with the wildflower gardens in full bloom

they also run wonderful programs and camps for all ages, from toddlers to adults. i've sent my grandson to a few of the summer camp programs.

or you can  join one of the jam making workshops in the 1903 kitchen
their yummy jams can also be bought at the center or online

if your in the area, it's a perfect place to unwind, walk the paths, and enjoy the beauty

have a beautiful rest of the week everyone
ps; have a place on cape you'd like me to visit...just give me a little shout..i'll try to head there!


Aprons Gone Wild said...

Hi There,
Just returned home to Falmouth after a winter in Florida. The wildflowers in your pictures are breathtaking. Makes me realize what I miss each spring by not being here. We'll be playing "catch up" trying to get our yard and flower beds in shape now that we're home. Your pics have inspired me!
Take care,

Pam said...

Just found your blog by way of a blogger in England. I grew up in Sandwich and now live up the road in Duxbury. We used to go the the museum a lot as kids. Thank you for the reminder..I'll be taking my own children there this summer! Enjoy the weather!!

Jenny said...

Oh wow beautiful photos :D

solsticehome said...

Welcome back Joanne, I'm sure your flowers will be stunning..just look at your apron creations.

Hi Pam, don't you just love the make the most lovely connections. from duxbury to london back to sandwich..ha! i love it!

Hi Jenny
thank you so much and welcome

Pearl Maple said...

Thank you for sharing that lovely walk through the gardens, looks like a delightful day.

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