Sunday, July 1, 2012

Tamarac Park And Bedford Street Conservation Areas

As reported in an earlier blog, I am working on an e-book for locations and times to photograph at Allens Pond and the surrounding vicinity.  In the meantime, I will be posting information on a locations in the area for those people who live in or travel to southeastern Massachusetts on locations for photography and nature study.
Tamarac Park and Bedford Street Conserva _D8C7071 June 24, 2012 NIKON D800tion Areas are located at the head off Assawompset Neck..  It is easily reached on Bedford Street in Lakeville, Massachusetts (route 18), and includes a parking lot.

The 44 acre Bedford Street conservation area is located at one end of Long Pond and is a primarily a shrub swamps/marsh.  It is also location of the Long Pond River (Snake River), which flows through a culvert under route 18 into Assawompset Pond.Tamarack
Tamarac Park was the location of a restaurant in the town of Lakeville, and has been purchased for conservation and passive recreation.  It consists of a Upland and wetland areas.
I utilize this area from late spring into autumn to photograph the various species of dragonflies and damselflies, plus other macro subjects.   _D8C6472 June 21, 2012 NIKON D800There are numerous species of birds present all year round.  From the parking lot, looking across route 18 at Assawompset Pond from fall through spring.  It is a great location for observing various species of waterfowl, gulls and Eagles.
Recent bird species have included Baltimore Orioles, grackles, and various warbler species.  The best time of the day for photography is early morning, because of the sons location, which would be at your back as you are looking at the foliage beside the parking lot.
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If you are a canoe or a kayaker there is a launch area at Tamarac Park, where you can enter the marsh area.
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Assawompset pond is a restricted pond because it is a water supply and therefore no boating, swimming, waiting fishing are any other water activities is allowed on it.
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