August 14, 2015

Great Meadows Evening Walk - Aug. 16

Sunday, August 16, 6:30 pm
Great Meadows NWR - Concord

Join me for one last evening stroll through the refuge to enjoy the colorful glow of late summer wildflowers and fruits, the hum of myriad bees and dragonflies, the choreographed pulsing of evening gnats, and the symphony of crickets and katydids and dusktime birdsong.  We'll meet Joe-Pye weed, buttonbush fruits, silky dogwood berries, tearthumbs, evening primrose, wild cucumber vine, and cardinal flowers along the way.  Come prepared for serendipitous wild encounters of all kinds!  Donations are gratefully accepted.

Led by local naturalist and photographer, Cherrie Corey (yours truly)

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 NWR - Concord Unit.

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.  GPS coordinates:  203 Monsen Rd. (yellow house on left immediately before the refuge driveway).

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

1 comment:

  1. 2 sora rails were flying around last night a short distance W of the observation deck… one landing on the road for a good look! Also heard a kingfisher further up by the river.. you may also see these denizens on your walk…