The Blue Hills Trailside Museum and Reservation is only a short drive from the RainyDayMagazine office, so we packed up the crew and headed over for a visit a few weeks back.
This Mass Audubon santuary is more than a fun hike (or a hard hike, depending on what you’re up for). There are all kinds of events and activities for kids thoughout the year. It is also a sanctuary for injured and recovering wildlife of all kinds.
When we were there, we got to see a Snowy owl, a Red Tail hawk, and a fawn…all of whom had sustained some kind of injury. Most are permanent residents of the Museum because even though they have recovered from their initial injury, they would not be able to survive in the wild (one of the Red Tail Hawks had been blinded in one eye, for instance).
The Blue Hills Reservation trails offers all kinds of things to find and see. Not all are furry or feathery, but they are all interesting if you take the time to look.