2. Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary, Princeton

Mass Audubon’s Cindy Dunn Guides the Tour

From Jordan Dairy Farms, the tour traveled to Princeton to visit Mass Audubon’s Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary where we learned about habitat, preservation of wildlife species, tagging migratory monarch butterflies and sheep from our host naturalist Cindy Dunn.

Wachusett Meadow is one of the spectacular wildlife sanctuaries within Mass Audubon.  This property consists of 1200 acres and protects a diverse landscape of hilltop vistas, upland shrubland fields and meadows, large forest tracts, and beaver wetlands.  Wachusett Meadow Sanctuary offers 12 miles of trails that are open to the public.  Funds and assistance have been provided through the Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program for the enhancement of 43 acres of upland schrubland/grassland wildlife habitat.  Mass Audubon uses Wachusett Meadow, as with all its sanctuaries, as a venue to conduct environmental education programs for children and adults.

District Conservationist Walter Albarran

 

WCCD Administrator Lisa Trotto Hosted the Day’s Events

MACD President Kim LaFleur with Liz McGuire and Julie Weiss

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