Cranberries, also known as 'sassamanesh" and "ibimi," to people of the First Nations, thrive in growing conditions that most plants would avoid--acidic soil, lower temperatures, and few nutrients. In fact, Vitamin C rich cranberries are one of just a handful of cultivated fruits native to this country. They're also favorites on holiday dinner tables and make delicious treats. Hike the dunes of Sandy Neck in search of freshwater cranberry wetlands with Long Pasture's Ian Ives. Learn about wetland ecology and have an opportunity to pick fresh Sandy Neck cranberries!
PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 pre-registered adults. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. Mass Audubon cannot loan field equipment at this time. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.
Please dress for the weather and wear comfortable walking shoes. Bring binoculars if you have them. Please arrive and check-in 10 minutes before the start of the program. This program includes sanctuary admission for the remainder of the day.
Please note our cancellation policy: In order to receive a refund, you must notify us of your cancellation at least 7 days before the program begins. If we cancel the program, you will receive a full refund. We reserve the right to change programs, schedules, and instructors, and to cancel programs due to low enrollment or unfavorable weather.