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Upcoming Events, Walks and Programs

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Note that most of our Monthly Meetings are recorded. Links to the recordings hosted by SudburyTV can be found on the Past Event Videos page.

Wednesday, July 8, 7:00 PM

All Birds need a Place to Rest: Why Migratory Stopovers are Important for Endangered Birds

Eyes on Conservation Speaker Series

Masters' students Kayla L. Davis, Virginia Tech, and Melissa A. Althouse, SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, will explain the importance of coastal beaches to the Federally endangered Roseate Tern, and the effects of human activities on these critical locations.

Wednesday, July 11, 7:30 - 9:30 AM

Birding by Ear

Summer birding is more about listening and hearing bird calls. The dense foliage makes it difficult to see birds at this time of year. During this walk, you will learn basics that emphasize how to identify birds by their songs and calls. We will explore forest and wetland habitat around Puffer Pond.

Contact John to RSVP by 3pm on Thursday, July 9th at jmilhaven@gmail.com or call 978-201-6028; limited to 20 participants. Rain date will be Sunday, July 12th.

Friday, July 17, 10:30 - 11:30 AM

Refuge Fledglings Hour — Nature-themed Program Series for Kids

Please note this month's date change!

Join Refuge staff for Refuge Fledglings Hour, a nature-themed program series that includes crafts, stories, and games or songs that relate to a different topic each month. Check the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge facebook page for this month’s theme.

Programs are usually held the 4th Friday of every month from 10:30am – 11:30 AM. For 2 to 5 year olds; siblings welcome. Held at the Visitor Center. Program is limited to 25 kids so registration is required; please contact Kizette at kizette_ortizvanger@fws.gov or 978-562-3527 x 117 to RSVP.

Sunday, July 19, 6:30 - 8:30 PM

Nature Walk: A Sense of Place at Great Meadows NWR

Join naturalist Cherrie Corey for her continuing exploration of the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge landscape. Warm summer nights and full moon light ... join Cherrie for an evening walks to explore the refuge on the edge of a long summer's day. Birds and beavers stir and settle, herons feed, and great egrets fly to their roosts. Hawk moths come out to feed on evening primrose blossoms and lotuses glow in the moonlight. The air is heavy with floral scents and rainbows may appear as storms pass along the horizon. It's a magical time to be out together. Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. All ages welcome.

For each walk, a $5/person voluntary donation is requested. No pre-registration required. Meet at the information kiosk by the parking lot, Great Meadows NWR in Concord (Monsen Rd, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road curves right). Questions? see sense-of-place-concord.blogspot, email cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Thursday, July 23, 7:00 PM

Mashpee Stream Restoration

Eyes on Conservation Speaker Series

Philip Herzig, USFWS Fish Biologist, will present on the Abigail’s Brook culvert restoration project as an example of true cooperation and partnership. The Project included local, tribal, state and federal partners working together to help restore migratory fish and aquatic connectivity.

Friday, July 31, 6:45 - 9:00 PM

Blue Moon Nature Walk: A Sense of Place at Great Meadows NWR

Join naturalist Cherrie Corey for her continuing exploration of the Great Meadows Wildlife Refuge landscape. Warm summer nights and full moon light ... join Cherrie for an evening walks to explore the refuge on the edge of a long summer's day. Birds and beavers stir and settle, herons feed, and great egrets fly to their roosts. Hawk moths come out to feed on evening primrose blossoms and lotuses glow in the moonlight. The air is heavy with floral scents and rainbows may appear as storms pass along the horizon. It's a magical time to be out together. Bring binoculars and cameras if you have them. All ages welcome.

For each walk, a $5/person voluntary donation is requested. No pre-registration required. Meet at the information kiosk by the parking lot, Great Meadows NWR in Concord (Monsen Rd, off Rte. 62, driveway on left where road curves right). Questions? see sense-of-place-concord.blogspot, email cherrie.corey@verizon.net or call 978-760-1933. Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Assabet River NWR, Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

 

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