The Winter Solstice is the day on which the midday sun is at its lowest point in the sky and it arrives this year on Tuesday, December 21. The solstices mark key turning points in the year and have been celebrated by many cultures throughout history. The Winter Solstice marks the shortest day (and the longest night) of the year.
Join naturalist Roland “Boot” Boutwell in celebrating The Winter Solstice at Wright-Locke Farm. We’ll begin indoors with some solstice poetry, science, and lore and then go for a walk around The Farm and into the woods beyond to celebrate the solstice season, learn a little about plants in their winter form, and enjoy the beauty of nature as winter approaches. The program will end around an outdoor fire with a cup of hot cocoa or cider. Children 10 years and up are welcome if accompanied by a registered adult.
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 from 2:30 – 4:30 pm.
*Space is limited. Cost: $30 per person. Click here to register.
Roland “Boot” Boutwell
Since the late ‘90s, Boot has been leading guided nature walks through various protected natural spaces in Massachusetts. Boot leads walks for The Trustees, Mass Audubon, The New England Wild Flower Society, The AMC, Wright-Locke Farm, and other conservation organizations. Topics range from flower and tree identification to maple sugaring.