Montague Plains: Ecology, Management, Whip-poor-wills, and Woodcocks tour

05 Mar
When:
May 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm
2019-05-03T18:30:00-04:00
2019-05-03T20:45:00-04:00
Where:
Montague Plains Wildlife Management Area
Old Turnpike Road
Montague
MA
Cost:
$10 - 15
Contact:
Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary
413 584-3009

The Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary and Mass Wildlife will hold a Montague Plains: Ecology, Management, Whip-poor-wills, and Woodcocks tour at the Montague Plains Wildlife Management Area on May 3rd from 6:30 to 8:45 pm.

Montague Plains is a unique area created by glaciers that includes natural pitch pine and scrub oak communities, unusually to be found this far inland. The management area is also home to several rare plant, reptile, and bird species, including whip-poor-wills.

Mass Wildlife Habitat Biologist Brian Hawthorned will explain the ecology of this unique area, and how fire and timber harvesting are used as habitat management tools for uncommon and rare wildlife. We’ll look for birds such as prairie warbler, eastern towhee, and field sparrow. As the sun sets, we’ll listen for the dusk chorus of whip-poor-wills and woodcocks.

Cost of the program is $10 for Mass Audubon members, $15 for non-members.

Registration is required.  You can Register online or call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.