December 8, 2015

December Walk at Great Meadows



Sunday, December 13, 2:30-4:30 pm

Great Meadows NWR - Concord (off Rte. 62 and Monsen Road)
Donations gratefully accepted

Take time to stretch your legs and breathe in the season this Sunday with a pre-winter, sunset walk through the refuge.  Eagles have been daily visitors these last few weeks.  Coot, pintail and wood ducks, and hundreds of geese fill the marsh on the shoulders of each day.  Inspired by the unusually warm days, spiders are still ballooning and leaving their glistening gossamer trails.  Beaver are stockpiling fresh cuttings for their winter food supplies.  Juncos, white-throated and swamp sparrows, bluebirds, titmice, goldfinches, chickadees, and woodpeckers are busy gleaning the trail edges.  With the low-angled light of the season, the entire landscape is revealed in more dramatic ways and sunsets can be most sublime.

The forecast promises an unusually warm and delicious afternoon which should stir-up additional surprises.  I hope you'll join me!

For some photo highlights from this month, see http://www.senseofplace-concord.com/2015/11/in-thanksgiving_24.html

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