Because of the rain scheduled for Sunday, I am rescheduling this meetup for tomorrow morning. I know it is a late change in plans, but we have a decent chance of good weather in the morning before the rain comes in! Hope you can join us! If you set up a carpool to the Sunday event, please reconfirm it.
Let's return to Great Meadows. It's been a while since we have visited, and March is a great time to observe returning spring migrant birds, especially ducks and geese. We'll walk the level trails around the ponds for about 2 and a half hours, searching for birds returning to New England from the south.
From the Rufuge's website:
Roughly 85 percent of the refuge's more than 3,800 acres is comprised of valuable freshwater wetlands stretching along 12 miles of the Concord and Sudbury Rivers. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service protects and manages Great Meadows as nesting, resting, and feeding habitat for wildlife, with special emphasis on migratory birds. The diversity of plant and animal life visible from refuge trails provides visitors with excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing and nature study.
There are currently no entrance fees, although that may change later in the year.
Dogs are not allowed on the refuge.
The bathrooms should be open. A nice brochure of the refuge is available at: http://www.fws.gov/uploadedFiles/Region_5/NWRS/North_Zone/Eastern_Massachusetts_Complex/Great_Meadows/refugebrochure.pdf