Free Guided Walks Upcoming at Tidmarsh Farms
Michael P. O'Connor
LINCOLN, MA—Mass Audubon is inviting the public to experience the remarkable restoration of a former Plymouth cranberry bog to its original freshwater wetland and free-flowing stream habitat, in a series of free guided walks at Tidmarsh Farms later this month and in June.
The tours of the retired cranberry operation—which Mass Audubon is working to transform into a 479-acre wildlife sanctuary—are scheduled for Thursday evening, May 18, 6-8 pm; and two Saturday mornings, June 3 and June 17, both from 9-11 am.
Participants will be joined Tidmarsh Farms’ owners and Mass Audubon naturalists in exploring a landscape in evolution: an agricultural property which in the late 1980s produced one percent of the entire harvest for giant cooperative Ocean Spray is now finding ecological rebirth where alewives are returning, eagles and hawks again soar, and native plants can again thrive.
To join a walk, please email [email protected] and include the date of the guided tour in the subject line.
Mass Audubon is the largest nature-based conservation organization in New England. Founded in 1896 by two women who fought for the protection of birds, Mass Audubon carries on their legacy by focusing on the greatest challenges facing the environment today: the loss of biodiversity, inequitable access to nature, and climate change. With the help of our 140,000 members and supporters, we protect wildlife, conserve and restore resilient land, advocate for impactful environmental policies, offer nationally recognized education programs for adults and children, and provide endless opportunities to experience the outdoors at our wildlife sanctuaries. Explore, find inspiration, and take action at www.massaudubon.org.