The Birds Are Back Family Walk, Lancaster Town Forest, Lancaster, MA (BHP Level 1)

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Trip dates: Saturday, May 12, 2018 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Audubon Certified Birder and North County Land Trust Board Member Clay Hobart shares the wonders of spring birds. This is a morning walk from 9 - 11 am. We will take our time enjoying the birds and walking perhaps a mile or two at most. We hope to see the Great Blue Herons we saw nesting on our April walk and maybe baby Great Blue Herons too. In particular, Clay will share what he sees for birds 17 - 18 months post harvest compared to pre-harvest in the Lancaster Town Forest. Tim Castner, Chair Lancaster Town Forest, will speak as well explaining how Lancaster's carefully planned harvest in the town forest was. designed to improve the health of the trees and wildlife in the area. Let's see what has happened since.

Dress for the weather. May mornings are variable. Suggest layers! Suggest boots as well as it might be wet and bug spray and sun glasses (optimistic). Snacks for the kids and water always a good thing.

This walk is part of Hidden Treasures, a program in partnership with Freedom's Way National Heritage Area.

To register click on the "Register Now" Button or copy and past this link https://regi.amcboston.org/event/1841 into your browser. Questions contact Jeanne Blauner, jablauner@comcast.net, 978-202-5606.

Testimonials

  • "We saw Lancaster Town Forest just after the harvest 17- 18 months ago. Now we want to see how the birds have come back post harvest"
Directions:

From Bolton Orchards in Bolton, MA follow Rte 117 4.2 miles W and go L on Brockelman Road (from Rte 190 take Exit 7 onto 117 E. Pass Bartlett Pond on the R and take next R onto Brockelman Road). In 1.1 miles the Wheelwright Entrance is on your left.

Trip details

Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Jeanne Blauner jablauner@comcast.net (978-202-5606)

Jeanne has led trips for 45+ years for summer camps, college outings, Sierra Club, and AMC. Currently Jeanne heads up AMC Boston Family Outings and loves getting families and kids outdoors. Jeanne also leads for AMC Adventure Travel, having led to Switzerland and Peru/Machu Picchu.

Robin Swift RSwift@republicservices.com (978-577-8754)
Coleader: 
Clayton Hobart, Audubon Certified Birder clayhobart@gmail.com
Tim Castner, Chair Lancaster Town Forest thcastner@comcast.net
Trip location: 
Lancaster Town Forest Brockelman Road, Lancaster, MA,
Keywords: 
THE BIRDS ARE BACK FAMILY WALK, LANCASTER TOWN FOREST, LANCASTER, MA
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA
Trip difficulty: 
Easy

Audiences

Families

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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Special types

First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
Yes
New members: 
Yes
Creation date: 
2018-02-12 09:08:55.0
Last updated: 
2018-05-09 05:42:43.39