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Bring your binoculars and field guide for a glimpse of birds in wetland and meadow at Carter Fields in North Andover.
Space is limited, so please RSVP!
Join Greenbelt and a local guide to find great birding spots at Carter Fields, Carter Hill, and Mazurenko Farm. There is a wildlife viewing platform overlooking a pond and surrounding wetlands. Earlier this year, we did spot an osprey nest here! Just across the road is another trail system that leads to fields and a copse of locust trees, as well as ash, pine and birch.
We'll start at Carter Fields. Drive down Carter Field Road and park next to the playing fields on the right. The trailhead is at the back-right corner of these fields.
We'll observe from the platform overlooking the wetlands, then continue along the wooded trail in a loop back to the parking area.
Next, we'll cross the road to Carter Hill and observe hawks, meadow birds, and then descend into the woods briefly-- Carter Hill is a very steep climb, so please wear sturdy shoes and be prepared.
WHERE: Carter Fields, Boxford/North Andover
Parking area on Carter Field Road, North Andover <-- Click for map
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 2019. 1:00-3:00 pm
Come celebrate with us and meet our new property in Topsfield!
Join us to celebrate the official public opening of the Donibristle
Reservation, 44-acres of newly-conserved land.
Guided walk & refreshments.
WHERE: New parking lot at the intersection of Hill Street and Rowley Bridge Road in Topsfield.
WHEN: Sunday, April 28, 1:00-2:30 pm
(Rescheduled from October due to weather)
This multi-sensory experience will show how taking a leisurely walk in the woods can benefit mental as well as physical health.
Nadine Mazzola will lead us in a Forest Bathing workshop, a multi-sensory experience in nature. The practice originated in Japan where it is called shinrin-yoku.
Mazzola, a certified Forest Therapy Guide, trainer and mentor, will explain why taking a leisurely walk in the woods is proven by scientists to benefit physical as well as mental health. Its positive effects are said to last a month following each weekend in the woods.
Forest Bathing was recently the subject of Windows to the World. Watch Video
WHERE: Julia Bird Reservation, Ipswich
WHEN: Tuesday, May 14, 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
DIRECTIONS & PARKING: Click Here
Photo credit: Jerry Monkman