Weekend Wonder Walks: Salamander Meander


Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary, Topsfield


Maura Genova - Pre-School Teacher and Educator


- children 5 - 11 years


Adult $11.00, Child $9.00


Adult $13.00, Child $11.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.

Spring is a wonderful time to explore the natural world, so gather up the family and join us for one or more of these explorations.

Saturday, May 21: Salamander Meander

In spring frogs, toads, and salamanders return to watery places to lay their eggs. Meander along the sanctuary's wetland and woodlands trails for salamanders and other amphibians on the move. If we're lucky, we'll catch a few amphibians to observe up close and then release. We'll also swing by a vernal pool, where we often find Wood Frog and Spotted Salamander babies.

Saturday, June 11: Turtle Time

As late spring transitions to early summer, one thing is for sure: it's turtle time! Join us to explore our wetlands in search of these fascinating reptiles. We'll visit areas where turtles like to nest and bask in the sun, look at and touch real turtle shells, and, with a little luck, get an up-close look at a Painted Turtle. We'll conclude with a trip to the Rockery to see if we can summon our resident Snapping Turtle, Godzilla.

Instructions and Directions:

Wear comfortable weather-appropriate clothes and shoes.

Masks are required for indoor bathroom use; they are optional outdoors.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary
87 Perkins Row
Topsfield, MA 01983
Email [email protected] for more information.