With its forest that opens up to a secluded pond, Waseeka offers the opportunity to observe woodland birds and waterbirds, wildflowers, and a fire-enhanced forest with a diverse tree population.
The standing dead trees and snags in the pond provide nesting sites for bluebirds, Pileated Woodpeckers, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, and an occasional Great Horned Owl.
- Great views of the pond wildlife, from birds to beavers, from the Sassafras Trail named for the tree with three different shaped leaves.
- A mutually beneficial “beaver pipe,” which helps maintain a consistent and manageable pond level suitable for the beavers.
- Osprey nesting above the pond, from mid-spring to early fall.
- Duck boxes that serve as nesting sites for Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers.
- Programs occasionally offered through Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.
Clinton Street, Hopkinton, MA
Managed by Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
Trails: Daily, dawn to dusk
Free, donations appreciated