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2023: Eco-Tour – Norcross Wildlife

Fri, September 8, 2023 @ 10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT

Norcross Wildlife, 30 Peck Road
Wales, MA 01060 United States
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The Norcross Wildlife Foundation preserves and manages ecologically significant habitats that sustain and enhance biodiversity and wildlife populations in our region. We support an increased understanding of and respect for the natural world through environmental education, science, and community-sourced knowledge. We achieve our mission through our work on the NWF sanctuary, regional partnerships, and our support of new ideas and leaders in the conservation field.

At the heart of the Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary is a 75-acre parcel open to the public. Ranging from high and dry sites to swamps and rich woodlands, the public area is welcoming, beautiful, and above all valuable wildlife habitat chock full of both common and rare native species.  Access to the public is available on our 2+ miles of trails to explore, view wildlife and the variety of wildflowers in this area of Norcross Wildlife Sanctuary, or just take a lovely stroll in nature.

With various possible routes, our trail system allows for everything from a short 10-minute loop to a multi-hour exploration. Along our trail system you will see a number of different habitat types
 such as a dry grassland, a wet meadow, and numerous forests types ranging from rich and mesic to well-drained and acidic.

Our trails are irregular natural surfaces such as dirt, grass and woodchips, with roots and other natural obstacles on them. Participants should bring sun-protection, tick protection (the paths are mostly broad enough but there are TONS of ticks at Norcross), bug spray and a water bottle. Sneakers and sporty sandals are fine, but people should wear shoes that they’re comfortable using for uneven ground.

Maximum number of people is 20; any more and it becomes difficult for people to follow!

Please note: this event is not free to members.


Fri, September 8, 2023
10:00 am EDT - 12:00 pm EDT
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Norcross Wildlife
30 Peck Road
Wales, MA 01060 United States
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