May 28, 2012

White Pond Heron Rookery Walks


Concord's White Pond heron rookery lies nestled between glacial ridges in an old red maple swamp.  As you stand on the shoreline of a narrow peninsula, overlooking an expanse of green highlighted by dead gray trees, this wetland feels otherworldly.  The air is filled with the squawking of young herons, the drone of bullfrogs, bluebird warbles, and woodpecker chatter.  Pileated woodpeckers nest here and great-crested flycatchers, yellow warblers, swamp and song sparrows, kingfishers, and red-bellied and downy woodpeckers are often active within view.  Our walk will take us through a large open sandpit with views of bank swallow nests and other surprises, then down a wooded glacial slope to the White Pond drainage basin and out to the swamp.


Long pants, shoes, and socks are strongly recommended.

Two walk dates are being offered:
Friday, June 8, 10-11:30 a.m., or
Sunday, June 10, 3-4:30 p.m.
Open to ages, 6 yr - adult

Meeting place directions will be sent upon registration.  

Fee:  $12/$12.50 online (14 yr - adult), $6/$6.25 online (6-13 yr)

Participation limited, so please register early.  Registration deadline is June 6
Pay online below via credit card or PayPal or send checks to Cherrie Corey, 277 Old Bedford Road, Concord, MA  01742

If you have questions, email me at cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933 and leave me a message.

Please note, the Shopping Cart mistakenly lists the dates as 5/8 and 5/10.  Your registrations will be applied to June 8 and 10 as described above.


Heron Rookery Walk Registration, 6/8/12





Heron Rookery Walk Registration, 6/10/12



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