**RESCHEDULED** Heron Rookery Springtime Birding (Hopkinton, NH) Conservation Easement Excursions Series
NOTE: This event has been rescheduled from its original date. It will now run Thursday JUNE 8th. Registration has been re-opened. THANK YOU!
Join us for a morning’s exploration of a Great Blue Heron rookery on nearly 200 acres of conservation land in Hopkinton owned by Meadowsend Timberlands Ltd., a New Hampshire based forest management company. In addition to working forestland, the conservation easement encompasses a 15-acre wetland where the herons return to nest each spring. We expect to see a number of other bird species that enjoy this type of habitat too.
We’ll learn about how the landowner works to protect natural features like rookeries while managing the forest, learn about herons, wetlands, and the Forest Society’s stewardship of this beautiful property.
The trip will include a short walk on woods roads and a bushwhack to get to the wetland where the rookery is located. We encourage you to bring your binoculars, camera, field guides, muck boots, snacks, water, bug protection, hat, and sunglasses, but please leave your pets at home so we don’t disturb the birds too much.
Please RSVP below to receive detailed directions via email. This event is part of the Forest Society's Conservation Easement Excursion Series, which offers landowner-guided tours of Forest Society conservation easements to explore lands with outstanding conservation values, learn about exemplary stewardship practices, and discover why landowners choose to protect their land with conservation easements. The 2017 Easement Excursions Series is funded by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.