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Monday, April 19, 2021

Wetland Garden and Meadows Walk

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About Wetland Garden and Meadows Walk

Squish Squash Squish! Come celebrate the reclaiming of our wetlands habitat. Join Naturalist Laura Trudel and The Trustees on an exploratory walk through the Stevens-Coolidge House & Gardens wetland areas. We’ve been busy with conservation work this past year and are looking to share what makes these habitats special. Let’s explore, by observation and discussion, who will be using this reclaimed habitat, the birds, insects, mammals, and the plants that will repopulate the area.

Along the way, we’ll discuss invasive plants, their history and control methods. We will end with a tree shake. What’s a Tree Shake? An opportunity to use your SEEK skills. Don’t forget to download your free SEEK app on your phone before you arrive. Use of SEEK app will be taught so you can start being a Citizen Scientist.

Laura.Trudel, retired after a career in research at MIT and became a Teacher Naturalist with Mass Audubon at Joppa Flats. She has participated in Citizen Science projects in the Azores and Malawi through Biospheres Expeditions; working on a whale research vessel collecting data on sperm whales and participating in a biodiversity study in the Vwaza Marsh Wildlife Reserve in Malawi. Locally, Laura volunteers at Essex County Greenbelt as part of the Greenbelt’s Outdoor Adventure Team, helping to lead trips on Greenbelt’s protected land. She is a birder, fly fisherman, kayaker, and Citizen Scientist. Her current project is looking at Microplastics in the sand and water of the Great Marsh.

Space is limited; Pre-registration required. Face masks required while onsite. Wear your boots!

New address: 153 Chickering Rd, North Andover.

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