Calendar of Walks and Other Programs

Winter 2016-17

Winter Monthly Walks at Great Meadows NWR/Concord

Sunday, December 11, 2:30 pm
Sunday, January 15, 2:30 pm
Saturday, February 11, 3 pm  Rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 19, 3 pm
Sunday, March 12, 4 pm

All walks run about two hours

Led by local naturalist, Cherrie Corey
Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Winter has come early to Great Meadows this month with snow highlighting all its floodplain features and icy rime, bringing dazzle to the trail edges.  The sounds of coots splashing, an eagle circling overhead, muskrat lodges highlighted by snow, and the muffled melodies of a song sparrow and a robin perched nearby all tell us that its time to settle in for a long winter's nap.  Bundle up and join me to explore the splendor and silence of the refuge in one of its most beautiful of seasons.  Long underwear and hand/toe warmer packets highly recommended for added comfort and ice cleats or snowshoes are welcome if conditions permit.

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.  GPS: 177 Monsen Rd., Concord, MA abutter to refuge driveway.

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

Check here for weather updates or cancellations within 24 hours of each walk.

Monthly Concord Conservation Coffees
First Tuesday @ month, 7:30 am from September - May
141 Keyes Rd., Concord, 1st Fl Meeting Rm.

Flora and fauna at Sleepy Hollow
Informal gathering and information exchange between town natural resources and other interested staff and board members and local environmental leaders, organizations, naturalists, and interested citizens.  Meeting usually lasts about an hour.  Bring your coffee mug, coffee and coffee cake available with donation.


Check back for additional programs as they are added...

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