July 20, 2010

A Delicate Seaside Moment

Bindweed waving gently in the breeze at the head of Morgan Bay in Surry, ME...my other favorite place!

July 19, 2010

Great Meadows Double-header, Sunday 7/25!

Buttonbush inflorescence

Sense of Place
Exploring the Landscape at Great Meadows

Monthly Walk
Sunday, July 25 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Brimming with blossoms, butterflies, and activity, the lush summer landscape beckons us.  Wildflower marvels include buttonbush, blue vervain, rose mallow, spotted joe-pye weed, groundnut, early goldenrods, fringed loosestrife, and various smartweeds.

Full Moon Walk and Caterpillar Foray
Sunday, July 25, 8 - 9:30 p.m.

This is the summer night when thousands of white lotuses light up the marshlands at Great Meadows in the moonlight.  Enjoy views from the observation tower and along the dike trail while learning more about the nighttime landscape.  I'lll be joined by Sam Jaffe, local expert on Massachusetts caterpillars, who will guide walkers in sleuthing out some of these wonderful creatures in the wildflowers, shrubs, and trees along the way.

No pre-registration required. 
$5/person voluntary donation for each walk will be gratefully accepted.  For evening walk, wear long pants, socks, and shoes and bring a handheld flashlight.

Co-sponsored by Musketaquid Arts and Environment and Friends of Assabet River NWR

Meet at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, MA.  For questions, email cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933