Tuesday, September 22
Bird Hike at Alewife BrookPlace: Alewife Brook Preserve, 0.25 mile west of the blinking red light at the intersection of Worden Pond Road and Ministerial Road (Rt 110)Time: 8:00 amTHIS HIKE HAS REACHED CAPACITY! We are no longer taking reservations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be added to a waiting list. Stay tuned for future hiking opportunities! Come along for a guided bird hike with SKLT Land Management Director Paul Miller, a lifelong birder, on our new Alewife Brook Preserve. The Preserve is a wildlife haven for mammals, amphibians, reptiles, fish, and birds. Animal tracks crisscross the property. Over 50 bird species use the area for feeding, nesting, migration stopovers, or wintering habitat. September is migration season for our feathered friends flying South. We will look for migrant bird species that may have flown in overnight, discuss migration, and show off our new trail. Bring a pair of binoculars! Rain date is Wednesday, September 23 at 8 am. Registration required and will be capped. Subject to CDC COVID-19 guidelines. May be cancelled due to health risk concerns. Registrants will be notified of updates/cancellations.
Thursday, October 15
3rd Thursday Hike: Yawgoo PondPlace: Yawgoo Pond TrailTime: 8:30 amJoin us for our 3rd Thursday Hike! Our October hike features the 2.2 mile Yawgoo Pond Trail, which takes the hiker by a kettle hole bog, over Mud Brook, and through a grove of stately white pine trees. Yawgoo Trail is also noted for its thick under-story of mountain laurel, especially near the steep banks of the kettle hole, and spectacular views of pristine Yawgoo Pond. The first acquisition in this area by SKLT, a 12.04 acre parcel at the south end of Yawgoo Pond, was through private donations in February 2001. The second acquisition, in October of 2005, preserved 68.3 acres on the east side of the pond. This project received support from the DEM Forest Legacy and Open Space Bond Fund, The Nature Conservancy, The Champlin Foundations, The Bafflin Foundation, and private donations from neighbors. For directions, visit http://sklt.org/land-we-protect/trail-maps/ Registration required and will be capped. Subject to CDC COVID-19 guidelines. May be cancelled due to health risk concerns. Registrants will be notified of updates/cancellations.