June 3, 2015

Summer Evening Walks at Great Meadows

 
Monarch butterfly on buttonbush

 Part of a continuing series of walks led by Cherrie Corey, local naturalist, exploring the seasonal wonders and landscape of Great Meadows NWR in Concord, MA

Sunday, June 21, 6:30 pm   Monthly walk  Walk is on tonight!
Sunday, July 19, 6:30 pm   Monthly walk
 Sunday, August 16, 6:30 pm   Monthly walk

Wednesday, July 1, 6:45 pm   Full Moon walk 
Friday, July 31, 6:45 pm   Blue Moon walk

All walks run about 1.75 hours

Warm summer nights and full moon light...join me for a series of six evening walks to explore the refuge on the edge of a long summer's day.  Birds and beavers stir and settle, herons feed, and great egrets fly to their roosts.  Hawk moths come out to feed on evening primrose blossoms and lotuses glow in the moonlight.  The air is heavy with floral scents and rainbows may appear as storms pass along the horizon.  It's a magical time to be out together.  Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Open to all ages.  No pre-registration required. 

Co-sponsored with Friends of the Assabet River NWR

Please note:  Refuge headquarters waives the entrance fee for these walks.  However, I encourage everyone to consider purchasing a $12 annual pass to help support critical visitor service needs at Great Meadows - Concord.

Meet at the information kiosk at Great Meadows NWR in Concord.  Take Rte. 62 to Monsen Rd.  Follow Monsen Rd. and turn left into refuge driveway when road turns sharply right.  Follow refuge road to the parking lot at the end.

For questions or to be added to the emailing list for notice of these and impromptu evening walks, contact Cherrie at cherrie.corey@verizon.net or 978-760-1933.

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