Birding in the Footsteps of William Brewster, first president of Mass Audubon
- Item Number
- Estimated Value
- $250 USD
- Leading Bid
- $110 USD
- Next Minimum Bid
- Time Left
- 3d 1h
- Online Close
- Mar 29, 2023 10:00 PM EDT
- Number of Bids
- 2 - Bid History
A special opportunity to explore Brewster's Woods Wildlife Sanctuary, a 130-acre property along the banks of the Concord River, with Mass Audubon naturalists.
This historic site was formerly part of the country homestead of William Brewster (1851-1919), an early leader in American ornithology and curator at Harvard University's Museum of Comparative Zoology?and theâÂ€¯first President of Mass Audubon.
The sanctuary is predominantly forested with extensive wetlands on the eastern side and smaller wetlands throughout.âÂ€¯Two sizeable meadows provide some open habitat, while the floodplain forest along the Concord River hosts the most abundant natural diversity found on the property. A large riverside marsh was apparently created by William Brewster to provide habitat for ducks and other water birds.
Brewster?s Woods and the adjacent October Farm Riverfront are terrific sites for birding and wildlife watching! Mass Audubon is in the process of developing a framework plan that will establish our goals for interpretation and education at Brewster's Woods, as well as ecological restoration and an expansion of the trail system for all to enjoy.
Purchase of this item supports Thoreau Farm Trust (TFT) and the preservation of Henry David Thoreau?s Birthplace.
Item Special Note
Limited to two people. Date and time of the walk to be mutually determined by the winning bidder and Renata Pomponi.
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