Open Space Events

Upcoming Events:

Great Blue Herons of Wollomonopoag, part 2

Sunday, May 20, 2018

10:00 AM – Noon

Return with guide Doug Williams to the land of the herons, this time with the chance to see the young chicks being fed in their nests.

wollo herons

Recently Held Events:

Great Blue Herons of Wollomonopoag

Sunday, March 18, 2018

10:00 AM – Noon        

Join the Wrentham Open Space Committee and your guide Doug Williams of Mass Audubon for an easy walk to a magnificent Great Blue Heron rookery, home to more than 35 pairs of these large remarkable wading birds. Herons raise their young in giant stick nests built high up in standing dead trees in the middle of wetlands. Heron rookeries are places of great activity. We will focus on the various behaviors of these magnificent creatures as they build and refurbish their nests in preparation for their breeding season and the process of raising their young.

Even early in the season, wetlands are very busy places for wildlife and we will spend time searching for some of the other species such as Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers that call this wetland home. We will meet at the parking lot for Wollomonopoag Pond. Dress for the weather. Bring cameras, binoculars and any other items you may wish to have while we visit. We are planning to visit again in late May to observe the young at the nest.

Meet in the parking lot at the end of Elysium Street

This presentation was made possible by a grant from the Sweatt Fund.