Join Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary in preparing the beaches for the return of coastal waterbirds to our coasts this spring! Join Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Team at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary on an often brisk morning, as they erect fencing that is used to symbolically fence off areas where two beach nesting birds, the piping plover and the American oystercatcher nest.
The fencing helps protect fragile nesting sites from beachgoers accidentally stepping on eggs or from dogs walking too close to nests. Piping plovers can nest as early as mid-April, and oystercatchers are known to start even earlier.
This program is suitable for ages 12 and up.
Bring water, snacks and your own lunch and join us for a picnic lunch after we work.