Date: June 8, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM
Carpool: Stop & Shop parking lot, Rt 139 Pembroke
Trip Leader: Ellen Barry (Click to Email)
Visit Parker River National Wildlife Refuge on Plum Island in Newburyport. Established in 1942 the refuge provides feeding, resting, and nesting habitats. Located along the Atlantic Flyway, the refuge is of vital stopover significance to waterfowl, shorebirds and songbirds during migratory periods. We will look for resident and migratory birds in the salt pannes along the road and from the observation trails and blinds.
Following Parker River, visit the numerous art galleries and specialty shops along State, Pleasant, and Water streets in Newburyport, offering everything from T-shirts and jewelry to books. The Tannery Marketplace is home to more shops. Or, visit the Custom House Maritime Museaum. The museum houses a lively collection of displays and artifacts from Newburyport's shipbuilding, trade and privateering days.
Please email the trip leader if you plan to attend.