LETS HIKE WILDCAT CONSERVATION AREA/BOXFORD MA

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Trip dates: Sunday, March 8, 2020 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM

A pleasant walk along forest trails with occasional stops to observe and sense what's around us. The hike will be about 4 miles. Wildcat is only about 320 acres but feels much larger. Vernal pools are sprinkled throughout the forest. If the weather cooperates, male wood frogs may be croaking, or rather quacking. And to add to our adventure, a local naturalist has observed a porcupine in the forest. Porcupines are a rare occurrence in Essex County so the fact that one will be nearby should be exciting. We'll meet at 12:30 PM at WCA parking area. From I-95N take exit 52, then left onto Topsfield Rd, follow 1.4 miles, then turn right onto Elm St, after 0.8 miles turn left onto Herrick Rd and follow for 1.5 miles to the WCA parking area on left. Use 172-180 Herrick Rd. Boxford for location.

Directions:

From I-95N take exit 52, then left onto Topsfield Rd, follow 1.4 miles, then turn right onto Elm St, after 0.8 miles turn left onto Herrick Rd and follow for 1.5 miles to the WCA parking area on left. Use 172-180 Herrick Rd. Boxford for location.

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Richard Lombard rllombard2@gmail.com (978-394-9619)
Coleader: 
Richard Lombard
Trip location: 
Boxford MA
Keywords: 
Wildcat Conservation Area, BOLT, Boxford Conservation Commission
Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA

Audiences

Adults (18+)
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
No

Fees

$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
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$0.00

Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
Yes
Conservation: 
Yes
New members: 
Yes
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2020-03-03 22:42:32.0
Last updated: 
2020-03-03 22:42:32.0