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 protects more than 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. As Massachusetts' largest nature conservation nonprofit, we welcome more than a half million visitors a year to our wildlife sanctuaries and 20 nature centers. From inspiring hilltop views to breathtaking coastal landscapes, serene woods, and working farms, we believe in protecting our state's natural treasures for wildlife and for all people's vision shared in 1896 by our founders, two extraordinary Boston women.
Today, Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs that get over 225,000 kids and adults outdoors every year. With more than 135,000 members and supporters, we advocate on Beacon Hill and beyond, and conduct conservation research to preserve the natural heritage of our beautiful state for today's and future generations. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. Learn how at www.massaudubon.org.