Calendar of Walks and Other Programs

Big turnout for March walk in 2009

Spring 2017

Winter Monthly Walks at Great Meadows NWR/Concord

Sunday, March 12, 4 pm
Tree swallows were spotted on Friday, hunting insects on the water's surface in the midst of it snowing.  But frigid temperatures are with us through Sunday, so bundle up! 

April - June, dates will be announced each month by email and on this page. Stay tuned!

All walks run about two hours

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

This spring marks ten years of my monthly, evening, and full moon walk offerings at Great Meadows.  Following this March walk, I hope to offer three last monthly walks, April-June, before my family relocates to Vermont.  Due to my unpredictable spring schedule these walks will be announced each month via email and this webpage, as my open dates become clear.  Please stay tuned!

In this year's rollercoaster transition from winter to spring, it's anyone's guess what encounters we may have during our March foray.  Ice-out came radically early again this year, in late February. Resident birds are in full-throated song, early migrants are rushing back, and the peeps and peents of spring peepers and woodcocks are starting to be heard throughout town.  Hoping we'll see some migrating waterfowl, early insect hatches, lots of redwing blackbirds, willow catkins, and muskrat and beaver activity.  We'll circle by the owl tree again, too, in hopes of another glimpse.

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 walaks, contact or 978-760-1933.

Check here for 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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