As I write this I am looking out on a beautifully sunny spring day – I know we are all harping on about how nice spring on Martha’s Vineyard is this year but please understand – we don’t get this beautiful spring weather every year! I’m glad it is here though, as there are lots of great outdoor events going on this weekend that I’m sure you’ll want to get involved in if you are on Island.
First off there is the Work for Wildlife Volunteer Day at Felix Neck Sanctuary. If you are a regular reader of our blog, you have already heard a little about this beautiful Mass Audubon property in Edgartown. This Saturday, from 9 til noon, gives everyone an opportunity to help maintain this wonderful 250 acre sanctuary by helping with the butterfly gardens. There will be benches to be built, weeding and clearing to be done and other tasks to be assigned – dress appropriately and roll up your sleeves for the hardwork!
Once you have given up some sweat for a good cause, head on up Edgartown – Vineyard Haven Road to The Island Alpaca Farm for their annual Sheering Day and Open House. Check out these amazing animals and learn about this beautiful herd. As well as watching the sheering, there will be lots of other activites for all ages and don’t forget to check out the farm store for yarns and knit items produced from last years fleece.
I think any Island outdoor day should be topped off with a picnic dinner and sunset. There are lots of great food options – you have already heard some of our favorites here, here, here, hereand here. Then it’s a ‘where to see sunset?’ decision. The beauty of this time of year (and I might get in trouble for this tip but here goes), is all of those ‘town’ beaches that you can’t enjoy in the summer because you don’t have the right sticker on your car window. Well, there’s no one there to check the stickers just now so head up Island and check out some of those very special spots. Lucy Vincent and Lobsterville are 2 of my favorites but don’t forget about Lamberts Cove beach (and it’s much closer to the ‘down Island’ towns) for a spectacular sunset. Then all you have to do is sit back and enjoy some more of the beauty of Nature on Martha’s Vineyard.
What are you doing this weekend?
Painted Lady by Olibac
Orino Alpaca by Cliff 1066
Sunset by Joanne Sardini 🙂