Fall 2006: Wild in Wellesley

Fall 2006: Wild in Wellesley


All Day

Event Type

Presented by Tabitha Hobbs
Blue Hills Trailside Museum

The audience met live animals native to the Wellesley area, investigated their habitats, explored their amazing adaptations, and discovered how these animals relate to conservation. Tabitha brought two live animals with her; one was an endangered species. There there were also “touch” items such as fur and other exhibits for children to look at after the program.

Tabitha Hobbs works as a Teacher Naturalist for the Blue Hills Trailside Museum. She graduated from UMass Amherst in 2004 with a degree in Natural Resource Studies and a minor in Education and Wildlife Conservation. She enjoys hobbies such as kayaking, photography, and identifying dragonfliesin which she can continue to learn and be outside.

The Blue Hills Trailside Museum is a small natural history museum with native non-releasable wildlife situated at the base of the Great Blue Hill in Milton, MA . It is owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation and managed by Mass Audubon. The Blue Hills Reservation is the largest open space within 35 miles of Boston, encompassing over 7000 acres. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, and boating are just some of the activities available to the public at the reservation.