Owen Norcross, Eagle Scout project takes shape. The hard work of planning and building of an informational sign for the bird sanctuary is a reality. Here is the main frame of the sign installed the weekend of May 24-25. The roof and sign will be coming soon.
And of course lots of Goslings taking a paddle with Mom and Dad.
We are into migratory bird season at the Nevins Bird Sanctuary!
Jim Christie got some good shots of Hooded Mergansers!
A few of us got out on the trail and continued the trail cutting work begun by Art, Fran and Jim. Between Jim and Tim, you can now follow the south side of the Utility Corridor fence all the way nearly to the river along rt 213. There is a CUT OFF point which will soon be marking, where you can fork off and go around the backside of the runoff pond (the one next to the trail) and come back around to ‘the point’ and the trail which leads back towards the Bridge. In essense what has been cut very closely resembles the handdrawn map which we started with.
We will continue to widen trails to accomodate snow shoeing and mark the major paths. There are many small tributary deer trails you can follow for birdwatching and wildlife sighting. There are many many tracks and signs, including a lot of beaver evidence.
Please think about visiting the Sanctuary in winter.
While out on the rail trail near the Spicket, Christy Decker Shaheeen and her family met a Methuen resident..the Northern Water Snake. According to UMASS Amherst’s Snakes of Massachusetts they are active right now because they are looking for partners. So if you see one take a picture..but give them a wide berth.
Walter Rossini was out on the Spicket This weekend with his camera and came away with some very nice shots.
Today’s a great day to be out and about in town.