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April 20, 2013

Natural History Programs

Wednesday Evenings in Wild West Newbury

Wednesdays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

6:30 pm to dusk

$20

Explore the Pike’s Bridge Road area and other highly productive, birding locations in West Newbury during these evening programs. Some carpooling is involved. No facilities are available during this program.

Meet at Pike’s Bridge Road parking area on Turkey Hill Road in West Newbury.

Newbury’s Ould Towne Ramble

Sunday, May 5

8 to 11 a.m.

$20

Join in a morning bird walk in Newbury’s Ould Towne. Explore the Lower Green area and Newman Road’s diverse habitat. Search for grassland birds, shorebirds and woodland birds. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a beverage. Meet at the Lower Green in Newbury at the junction of High Road and Newman Road.

Explore The Little River Trail

Sunday, May 12

8 to 11 a.m.

$20

This spot is one of Newburyport’s best kept secret, birding locations. During this program, see this under-explored, birding hot-spot. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a beverage.

Meet at Hale Street in Newburyport at the small pull-off after both Cabot Stain entrances on the right just 1.1 miles from the Low and Hale Street junction in Newburyport.

Birding Martin Burns Wildlife Management Area in Byfield

Sunday, May 19

8 to 11 a.m.

$20

This property offers a wide range of nesting birds in old pastures and wooded tracts. This group outing will walk at least 2.5 miles on fairly level, gravel roads. Wear sturdy shoes; bring a hat, insect repellent and a beverage.

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