Events

 


Cranberry Bog Walk at White Eagle

Title: Cranberry Bog Walk at White Eagle
Date: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Where: White Eagle property in Marion, MA
Leader(s): Sippican Lands Trust

Sippican Lands Trust (SLT) invites you to come on a walking tour of our White Eagle Cranberry Bog on Saturday, September 15 at 10 a.m. Mike Wainio, SLT’s White Eagle Cranberry Bog farmer, will be at the site to provide information on the working history of this bog.

SLT’s White Eagle Cranberry Bog has been in continuous cultivation for over 100 years, and makes up a portion of the 248-acre White Eagle property that is part of the Aucoot Cove watershed. The White Eagle property supports a rich diversity of habitats including upland pine, mixed hardwood forests, shrub and wooded swamp, freshwater marsh and cranberry bogs. The White Eagle property and surrounding land make up a 482-acre contiguous parcel of land that is home to several rare and threatened species including the Eastern Box Turtle, the Spotted Turtle and the Water-willow Stem Borer.

Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property is located off of Route 6 in Marion. Take Parlowtown Road across from the town cemetery and follow road until you reach the cul-de-sac. Bear left onto the dirt road and follow past the abandoned cranberry bog on your right. Parking is available directly past the bog. The kiosk is a short walk beyond.

The walk is free and will start at the White Eagle kiosk and run approximately 90 minutes. Please bring water and dress appropriately for the day’s weather as only the worst weather will cancel an SLT walk. If the walk is canceled, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For additional information visit sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at (508) 748-3080.


Mushroom Walk at White Eagle

Title: Mushroom Walk at White Eagle
Date: Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Where: White Eagle property in Marion, MA
Leader(s): Sippican Lands Trust and The Boston Mycological Club

Curious about what a turkey tail mushroom looks like? Join the Sippican Lands Trust and The Boston Mycological Club on Sunday, September 30 at 10:30 a.m. to learn more about the turkey tail mushroom and other mushrooms inhabiting Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property in Marion.

Ken Fienberg and other guest experts from The Boston Mycological Club, the oldest amateur mycological club in the United States, will guide participants on an exploration of mushrooms living in our local forests. In case you were wondering, the word mycology means the study of fungi. Early fall is the perfect time of year to come on a mushroom walk and learn more about these spectacular fungi.

The White Eagle property supports a rich diversity of habitats including upland pine, mixed hardwood forests, shrub and wooded swamp, freshwater marsh and cranberry bogs. The White Eagle property and surrounding land make up a 482-acre contiguous parcel of land that is home to several rare and threatened species including the Eastern Box Turtle, the Spotted Turtle and the Water-willow Stem Borer.

Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property is located off of Route 6 in Marion. Take Parlowtown Road across from the town cemetery and follow road until you reach the cul-de-sac. Bear left onto the dirt road and follow past the abandoned cranberry bog on your right. Parking is available directly past the bog. The kiosk is a short walk beyond.

The walk is free and will start at the White Eagle kiosk and run approximately 90 minutes. Registration is required for this walk. Please call the Sippican Lands Trust at (508) 748-3080 or send an email to info@sippicanlandstrust.org to register for this walk. Please bring water and dress appropriately for the day’s weather as only the worst weather will cancel an SLT walk. If the walk is canceled, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For additional information visit sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at (508) 748-3080.


“Reading the Forested Landscape” with author, Tom Wessels

Title: “Reading the Forested Landscape” with author, Tom Wessels
Date: Sunday, Oct. 6, 2018
Time: Talk at 10 a.m. at Marion Natural History Museum; Walk at Noon at Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property
Where: Marion Natural History Museum and Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property
Leader(s): Marion Natural History Museum and Sippican Lands Trust

Tom Wessels, author of “Reading the Forested Landscape” and “Forest Forensics”, will give a special talk titled “Reading the Forested Landscape” on Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. at the Marion Natural History Museum followe by a walk at Noon at Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property. This special event is co-sponsored by the Marion Natural History Museum and the Sippican Lands Trust with support from a grant from the Marion Cultural Council.

The talk will showcase the ample visual evidence that can be seen in the woods to unravel former agricultural, logging or wind histories in our forests. Using the shapes of trees, where scars are found on their trunks, stump decay patters, the construction of stone walls, the surface topography of the forest floor and much more, Tom will show how any forest’s history can be deciphered in great detail. The walk will feature an up-close exploration of some of the forested landscape in Marion which has seen numerous changes in its use over the past few centuries.

The Marion Natural History Museum is located on the second floor of a building shared with the library at 8 Spring Street in Marion. Sippican Lands Trust’s White Eagle property is located off of Route 6 in Marion. Take Parlowtown Road across from the town cemetery and follow road until you reach the cul-de-sac. Bear left onto the dirt road and follow past the abandoned cranberry bog on your right. Parking is available directly past the bog and along the dirt roadside. The kiosk is a short walk beyond.

The talk and walk are both free. Registration is required for both the talk and walk. Please call the Sippican Lands Trust at (508) 748-3080 or send an email to info@sippicanlandstrust.org to register for the talk and/or walk. Please bring water and dress appropriately for the day’s weather as only the worst weather will cancel an SLT walk. If the walk is canceled, then information will be posted to SLT’s website and Facebook page. For additional information visit sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at (508) 748-3080.


The Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust Joint Art Exhibition

Title: The Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust Joint Art Exhibition
Date: Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 17
Time: Gallery Hours- Tuesday through Friday, 1-5 pm and Saturday, 10am-2pm
Where: Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant Street, Marion
Leader(s): MAC and SLT

The Marion Art Center and Sippican Lands Trust are parterning up once again to sponsor an exhibition by local artists to highlight the many scenic sites that comprise the Sippican Lands Trust’s properties this fall. This is one of several initiatives undertaken by the SLT to encourage visitors to enjoy our properties around Marion.

For the fall exhibition, local artists are invited to submit up to three works, in any media, for a non-juried exhibition to be held at the Marion Art Center from Friday, October 12 through Saturday, November 17. All submitted works must depict scenes of or from SLT properties. The Marion Art Center will receive a 35% commission on the sale of each piece.

Registration by Monday, September 10, 2018 is required. Artists wishing to exhibit their artworks should submit original pieces (no more than 3), matted and framed with title, medium and price. Sculpture should be presented exhibition ready. All pieces must be for sale and must be originals and have been executed within the past 3 years. All submitted works must depict scenes of or from SLT properties and the location must be identified. All paintings and photographs must be framed, preferably matted (in white or neutrals) and ready to hang (i.e., secured with heavy picture wire and wrapped in tape, affixed to hooks that have been secured to the frame).

The drop off date for pieces is Tuesday, October 9 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Marion Art Center, 80 Pleasant Street, Marion.

Please click here to register or stop by the Marion Art Center located at 80 Pleasant Street during gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 pm and Saturday, 10 am – 2pm to fill out a form.


More Upcoming Events and Walks

Saturday, Oct. 13 at 10 a.m.- Radio Tower Walk (Details coming soon)

Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m.- First-ever SLT Goose Chase (Details coming soon)

Saturday, Oct. 27 at 5 p.m.- Special Halloween Show with Toe Jam Puppet Band (Details coming soon)

Saturday, Nov. 3 at 10 a.m.- Sippican Saunter at Osprey Marsh (Details coming soon)