Located in Mattapan and surrounded by residential neighborhoods in the city of Boston, Massachusetts Audubon’s Boston Nature Center (BNC) is a 67-acre oasis and landscape restoration success story. Formerly the site of the Boston State Hospital, this restoration has transformed BNC into open space and natural habitats including more than two miles of trails and boardwalks through meadows, fresh-water marsh, woodlands, and gardens. The Garden Club of the Back Bay has held a meeting in its green building and members were impressed. Visit with the Ecological Landscaping Association on Thursday, August 2, from 10 – 12. Register online at www.ecolandscaping.org. $20 for ELA or Mass Audubon members, $25 for nonmembers.