The Friends of Ward Reservation are inviting the public to join them in enjoying weekly Ward Thursday Morning Outings to learn about Ward Reservation's butterflies, bog ecology, wildflowers and animal behavior.

Led by local experts on the Property Committee, the events are intended to provide a fun and educational experience.

Each Thursday beginning April 9, attendees will meet at the Ward Reservation parking lot at the end of Prospect Road in Andover at 9 a.m., unless otherwise indicated. No rain dates will be offered.

Yoga and tai chi classes will also be held on Holt Hill on select dates

The schedule is:

April 9: Glenn Aspeslagh, "North Andover Trails" 

April 16: Adam Rollfs, "Meet Ward's Caretaker" 

April 16, 2:30 p.m.: Howard Hoople, "Butterfly Walk" 

April 23: John Kimball, "Bog Ecology" 

April 30: Al French/Steve Golden, "Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail" 

May 7: Jenn Mosher or guest, "Yoga or Tai Chi" 

May 14: Phil Starks, "Animal Behavior" 

May 21: Sue Stott, "Wildflower Walk" 

May 21, 2:30 p.m.: Howard Hoople "Butterfly Walk" 

May 28: John Kimball, "Bog Ecology" 

June 4: Jenn Mosher or guest, "Yoga or Tai Chi"

June 11: Al French/Steve Golden, "Hiking the Bay Circuit Trail"

June 18: John Kimball, "Bog Ecology"

June 25: Adam Rollfs, "Meet Ward's Caretaker"

The outings are free and open to the public. No reservations are needed, and all are welcome.

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