NRWA Leads Hike and Hawk Watch
Every Sept., 1,000s of hawks from New England and Canada ride Wapack Range as part of their southward migration. An observer may see up to 3,000 hawks from various peaks of the range, such as South Pack Monadnock, NH and Mount Wachusett, MA.
Saturday, Sept. 12, Nashua River Watershed Association will lead a free "Hike and Hawk Watch" up Mt. Watatic in Ashburnham (off Rte. 119). Rain date Sunday, Sept. 13.
After convening at trail-head off Rte. 119 at 8 a.m., we'll hike up Mt. Watatic, 30-40 minute hike, moderately difficult, a few steep sections. We'll spend a few hours watching for hawks and observing whatever nature presents and head back around 1 p.m. or people can choose to stay longer.
Bring binoculars, spotting scopes, bird book, food, water, hat, hiking seat and a windbreaker.
LIMITED TO FIRST 20 WHO REGISTER. Children must be old enough to hike on their own (12 years and up). To register or for more info, contact Mark Archambault, NRWA Smart Growth Circuit Rider, (978) 448-0299, or email MarkA@NashuaRiverWatershed.org. Because trip is limited to 20 people, anyone registering after that number will be placed on a waiting list. Directions to meet-up l ocation given registrants before the event.