Sunday, January 6, 2013

"Wilds of Wareham"

Attentive Group Listening to Gina
Hermit Thrush
Saturday's walk explore the Wilds of Wareham took place at the Great Neck Audubon Sanctuary. It was led by the South Coast sanctuary's director Gina. It was an absolutely beautiful day to walk through the woods and learn about the fauna and flora of the area. The sun was shining, there was no wind and temperatures were in the 40s. The group walk from the parking lot out to the Osprey Overlook. For birds, there were Black-capped Chickadees, Tufted Titmouse, Red-breasted Nuthatch and White-breasted Nuthatch along with a great sighting of a Hermit Thrush, that gave us a great view.

Gina expounded on the differences in the variety of pine trees that are present on the property, and how the red pines were planted as a crop since they are not native to the area, native pines of the red pine and pitch pine.
Great Neck Sanctuary

Learning about Lichens

The Forest at Great Neck

View from Osprey Overlook

Pine Cone Differences

Path between New and Old Growth Conifers

Deer Track

There will be a monthly walk the first Saturday of each month at Great Neck. Check online at the programs At the Allens Pond sanctuary site: or on the Allens Pond site on Facebook.