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Beavers and Otters: Wetland Exploration

Sunday, April 14, 2019, 10am to 4pm

with John McCarter

This will be a day-long adventure exploring wetlands and learning about the diversity of life found there. We’ll examine the effects of beavers on their habitat, and see the signs of many other animals, including otters, that use the rich environment that beavers create. John McCarter, one of the leading trackers in the northeast, was senior staff instructor for Paul Rezendes. While scouting for a beaver and otter program similar to this one in 1997, John made the discovery of a lifetime - the first and only dna-verified proof of a mountain lion in Massachusetts since their extirpation many decades ago. John will recount this and many other adventures. The program will be held in the area around the spectacular Quabbin Reservoir, which John knows intimately.

Location: New Salem, Massachusetts

Activity Level: Moderately strenuous, off-trail. Waterproof boots are recommended.

Fee: $50



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Beavers and Otters - John McCarter Sun April 14 2019


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Walnut Hill Tracking & Nature Center
325 Walnut Hill Rd, Orange MA 01364Phone: 978-544-6083
E-mail: walnuthilltracking@verizon.net