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2012 Events

2012 Events on Rauscher Farm

Bird ‘n Buterfly-a-thon

Many animals, birds, and butterflies - permanent and migratory residents - call Rauscher Farm home. To discover more about these residents, the Rauscher Farm Management Subcommittee (RFMSC) together with the Friends of Rauscher Farm (FoRF), and the Clinton Greenway Conservation Trust (CGCT), are seeking volunteers to help with a Bird ‘n Buterfly-a-thon

Look ‘n See Walkabouts

Like a guided walk of the farm? Starting in June, members of the Friends of Rauscher Farm will lead monthly guided walks for people of all ages. Walkabouts will last approximately 11/2 hours on the following Saturdays: June 23, 11:00AM-12:30 PM; July 21, 2:00-3:30PM; August 25, 10:00-11:30AM; September 29, 2:00-3:30PM; October 27, 1:00-2:30PM. Note the different time slots designed to accommodate visitors’ varied busy schedules. 

  • June 23, 11:00AM-12:30 PM
  • July 21, 2:00-3:30PM
  • August 25, 10:00-11:30AM
  • September 29, 2:00-3:30PM
  • October 27, 1:00-2:30PM


Meteors ‘n More
April 21, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.

An evening of celestial adventure with Dr. Timothy Spahr, Director of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Spring Fling
May 12, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Join us in our annual spring cleanup as we prepare Rauscher Farm for a new year of activities.

Nature Adventures on Rauscher Farm:
July 9-July 13, 9:00AM to 12 noon

Offered by the Clinton Public School’s summer enrichment program. For information and registration go to www.clinton.k12.ma.us . Adventure guides are members of Clinton Greenway Conservation Trust and Friends of Rauscher Farm.


 Let’s Build a Fairy House
July 14, 2:00-4:00PM.
 Rain date: August 25, 2:00-4:00PM.

 A summer afternoon for the young and young in heart who still believe in fairies and are ready to clap.


Night Sky Gazing on Rauscher Farm
August 11, 10:00 PM.

Perseid Meteor Shower. Hope for a clear sky to see this prolific meteor shower at its peak.

Scarecrow Alley
October 26 to 28

Come see a Halloween preview of scarecrows made by Clinton Middle School Students.

Ripples of Clamshell Pond:

A new pond-based discovery program launching this year! One of the first projects will be identifying and documenting small (harmless) fresh water jelly that some folks have seen in the past.

Also on Clamshell Pond this summer you’ll see evidence of a Purple Loosestrife containment project, a partnership of the Clinton Conservation Commission and the Nashua River Watershed Association.