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Bird Park highlights women’s suffrage movement

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

Bird Park has always been a popular spot during the summer. With wide-open fields, playgrounds, and a number of trails, the park has something for everyone to enjoy. On Saturday, August 9, I visited to try the self-guided Women’s Suffrage and the Bird Family...

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Bird Park hosts Tree Trek

The weeping willow casts a backdrop against the setting sun.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Many Walpole residents have walked through Bird Park hundreds of times, likely stopping to look at the various wildlife in the ponds or the flowers on the banks of...

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Bird Park hosts StoryWalk

The closeness of the story pages meant the StoryWalk wasn’t very long.

By James Kinneen
Hometown Weekly Reporter

Indoor venues are likely going to have to have some interesting deals and zany promotions to get people through their doors. Because of the coronavirus, people just...

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Bird Park’s pandemic roots

By Amelia Tarallo
Hometown Weekly Staff

The Trustees of Reservations has been very popular during the last few months. Each of the organization's properties, most notably the ones that have remained open for the pandemic's duration, provides an outdoor refuge away from constant COVID news cycles and worries about illness -...

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Bird Park lights holiday tree

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Each December, traditional holiday carols can be heard everywhere, from school concerts to the radio to local celebrations. On Friday, December 6, the hum of carols could be heard in the middle of Walpole’s Bird Park. Despite the frigid weather and the snow-covered ground, visitors were bundled up...
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Owls fly into Bird Park

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Reporter On Sunday, September 22, visitors trekked through Walpole’s Bird Park to see a unique bird show. Husband and wife team Mark and Marcia Wilson, accompanied by a few of their feathered friends, taught their audience all about owls. Marcia began by performing a perfect imitation of an owl...
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Dorion talks process, Walpole Library exhibit

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter If you were to ask Phil Dorion for help with your photography, you would probably start by asking him about lenses, camera brands and photo manipulating software. This would be a terrible decision, as you would be committing one of the mistakes Dorion sees as being so prevalent...
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Searching for bunnies in Bird Park

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Staff Currently, visitors of Bird Park can participate in an entertaining scavenger hunt. There are six almost-identical rabbits that can be found around the park, part of their seasonal Bunny Quest. I had been planning to come to Bird Park to try the Bunny Quest for weeks. However, the lovely spring...
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Bird Park quietly thrives in winter

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By Alex Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter With the deep cold of winter, a stillness and a solitude falls over Bird Park. The great lawn, which stretches green and sings with laughter in the summer, falls brown and crunches underfoot in February. The basketball courts, wet and chained off, hold a pack of colorful Fisher-Price...
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Library Friends host annual meeting

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The Friends of the Walpole Public Library held their annual meeting in December with Dr. John Warren, Archivist of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as keynote speaker. President Philip Czachorowski summarized the year and recognized retiring officers and board members, as well as the ongoing work of volunteers. Sally Rose was reelected as treasurer...
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Reindeer games at Bird Park

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By Alexander Oliveira Hometown Weekly Reporter [caption id="attachment_30468" align="alignright" width="300"]Over a bridge and behind a stream hides one reindeer. Over a bridge and behind a stream hides one reindeer.[/caption] There’s no need to make it to the North Pole for some reindeer games this year - Walpole will...
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Art in the Park winners announced

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The nine-week “READ all about it” Art in the Park summer project officially ended on August 11. Since June 9, the 3D outdoor art installations, based on books of each artist’s choice, had delighted visitors to Bird Park and to the Walpole Public Library’s garden. The effort was sponsored by the Friends...
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Bird Park screams for ice cream

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Bird Park conducting membership drive

With the warmer weather, visits to Bird Park in Walpole increase significantly. Many walk the 3-plus miles of paths and trails. Some take their children to the play area. Some play basketball on the courts or fly kites on the field. Many enjoy the variety of events and programs offered: magic, music, yoga, live animal...
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Bird Park invites families for nature quest

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter With springtime and Easter coinciding, many families ring in the season of blossoming flowers and warm weather with an Easter egg hunt outdoors. Maura O’Gara, Bird Park’s event and program manager, formulated a different idea: an Easter nature quest. Ideal for children ages two to eight, the quest was open...
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Bird Park hosts ‘Wednesday Wanderings’

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Growing up in Walpole, I’d walked the trails of Bird Park hundreds of times. So, when I heard that I’d be joining other locals and Trustee Maura O’Gara for Wednesday Wanderings, I had a feeling it’d be a walk in the park – both literally and figuratively. I had worried...
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Reindeer Quest inspires whimsical park tour

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter “The woods are lovely, dark and deep…” I thought of Robert Frost’s renowned poem as I walked through the trails of Bird Park, some glistening with ice and snow. While I didn’t have promises to keep, I did have reindeer to find at the park’s first self-guided Reindeer Quest. Although I grew...
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The great Hometown Weekly history tour

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent In the wake of Thanksgiving’s stories of Pilgrims, Native Americans, colonies, and exploration, readers in Hometown Weekly’s communities may have found themselves contemplating their home’s place in history. And why not? Plymouth and Salem are no more than an hour away. Boston, Lexington, and Concord are even closer. Much of America’s important...
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Bird Park sprouts love for nature

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By Laura Drinan Hometown Weekly Reporter Maura O’Gara, one of the Trustees of the Reservations at Walpole’s Bird Park, said, “Once you start seeing the world through seed glasses, you start to see all of the tiny seeds around us.” At October 4’s “Outdoor Preschool Adventures,” O’Gara taught participants how to find and identify the...
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Walpole’s own Bird Park goes to the dogs

By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Special Correspondent Dogs frolicked off leash. Some chased discs, others sought out doggie treats. Gleeful barks were heard by all. These were just some of the sighs and sounds at Bird Park on Saturday during Dog Days, an event celebrating man’s best friend. Vendors present at the event sold dog-friendly goods. One showcased an...
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