March 12, 2011

Great Meadows Walk - Sun., March 13, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Ephemeral morning river ice
A continuing series of monthly walks exploring the landscape, plants, and seasonal wonders of Great Meadows NWR.

March brings the water element back to Great Meadows.  Ice gives way to dark brimming pools, the rising river, and muddy trails.  Freshets flow and visiting gulls and bald eagles may come by for an early spring feeding frenzy.  Muskrats emerge, redwings return, and fattening maple buds bring a red haze to the floodplain forest.  Join in the exploration of winter's retreat and spring's awakening.

Warm layers, waterproof winter boots, and ice cleats are recommended.  There will be a strong, chilly breeze and the back trails are still covered with ice and patches of snow. While the dike trail is currently flooded we'll have great opportunities for wildlife encounters.

No pre-registration required.  A $5 donation will be gratefully accepted.

Co-sponsored by Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program and Friends of the Assabet River NWR

Meet at Great Meadows NWR in Concord, MA.  (Monsen Road, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road curves right.)

For questions, email or call 978-760-1933.

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