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Opt Outside Birds of A Feather...
...flock together! It's our annual event where we join with REI to Opt Outside on Friday after Thanksgiving. So without feather ado... This year, we'll hike at Moose Hill to observe, learn about and admire birds in their natural habits. The Moose Hill staff is opening the Nature Center just for us! Moose Hill is the oldest Audubon wildlife sanctuary and consists of almost 2,000 acres of protected woodland forests, fields, and wetlands including a red maple swamp boardwalk. We'll hike part of the Bluff Trail for about 3 miles. The terrain is mostly packed dirt, with some grass and small rocks. As we go up the Bluff Overlook, a gradual incline, it becomes stone. The highest point is 534 feet. We'll also visit part of the Bay Circuit Trail (remember the section from Walden Pond last year?) and hear more about the BCT's development looping around Boston. https://www.baycircuit.org/ There are lots of opportunities for birders of all levels of experience - including first timers spreading their wings - since there is dynamic terrain and types of foliage. There are all types of sparrows, woodpeckers, wrens, Bluejays - wait 'til you see the list! In addition to my funny bird calls (I don't think the warblers agree), a naturalist expert from Moose Hill will join us as a guide. Here's more info, including other events and programs, at Moose Hill. https://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/moose-hill In addition to opening the center just for us, meaning we can browse the exhibits and use the facilities and bathrooms, there are some ways we can make this hike more accessible. There are broad-tired wheelchairs to use, and several trails so we can adjust. There are also benches along many of the the trails for breaks. Please message me if I can do something to support with accessibility. This is an all ages, family event. What To Bring: - a liter of water - warm layers, including a jacket for the rain - binoculars (if you have a pair) - hiking boots recommended (athletic sneakers could work if it's not wet) Please make sure you review a copy of the Outdoor Afro trip waiver so that we can start this activity on time http://www.outdoorafro.com/outdoor-afro-trip-waiver_2017002_waiver/

Moose Hill Wildlife Sactuary

Located at the junction of Moose Hill Street and Moose Hill Parkway · Sharon, MA

Respond by: 11/22/2018

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