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From: Kathryn
Sent on: Monday, January 25, 2010 8:52 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Chestnut Hill Walking Meetup Group!


When: Sunday, January 31,[masked]:00 AM

Price: $1.00 per person

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary
280 Eliot St
Natick, MA 01760

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Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Join us for Travel & Taste: Kenya, Phoenix Islands and more!
Broadmoor?s nine miles of walking trails guide you through a variety of field, woodland, and wetland habitats. A quarter-mile, universally accessible trail and boardwalk along the bank of Indian Brook and over the marsh offers great opportunities for birdwatching, photography, and sketching. To enjoy this site in the winter, bring your snowshoes or cross-country skis. Stroll along the edge of Indian Brook, which flows into the Charles River at the sanctuary, and look for wood ducks and signs of beavers and otters from the 110-foot-long bridge. Take a tape-recorded tour of the sanctuary?s nature center, which is complete with solar heating and composting toilets, to learn about our ?green? architecture.

280 Eliot Street
Natick, MA 01760
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This sanctuary has the following universally accessible facilities: Nature Center, Restrooms, All Persons Trail.

Nature Center/Trail Hours:
Nature Center: Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays, 10 am to 5 pm
Trails: Open Tuesday through Sunday, and Monday holidays, dawn to dusk.

For Your Safety
Do not feed any animals
Stay on trails to avoid ticks and poison ivy
Do not smoke anywhere on the sanctuary
Do not pick or collect plants or crops without permission
Avoid Conflicts with Wildlife
Do not bring pets, leashed or unleashed, on to the site
Picnic only in designated areas
Do not bring motorized vehicles or bicycles onto the site
Hunting, fishing, or trapping are not permitted
$5 for nonmember adults; $4 for nonmember children (2-12) and seniors (65 and over)

From Boston: Take the Mass. Turnpike (Rt I-90) west to exit 16 (West Newton/Wellesley). Follow Rt 16 west for 7 miles to South Natick Center. The sanctuary is 1.8 miles ahead on the left. From the east: Take Rt 9 west to Rt 16 in Wellesley. Follow Rt 16 west for about 5 miles; the sanctuary is on the left.

From the west: Take Rt I-495 to Rt 9. Follow Rt 9 east to Rt 27 in Natick. Follow Rt 27 south for 4 miles to Sherborn. Turn left onto Rt 16 east and follow for 1.6 miles; the sanctuary is on the right.

From the north and south: Take Rt I-95 to Rt 16 (exit 22). Follow Rt 16 west for 7 miles; the sanctuary is on the left.


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