Concord Wetland Wildlife: Close Looks at the Animals of Thoreau’s Favorite Swamp-with Ron McAdow

Sunday, April 212:00—3:30 PMGoodwin ForumMain Library129 Main Street, Concord, MA, 01742

This slide presentation will feature videos and photos of wildlife from Well Meadow, the pristine wetland off Fairhaven Bay, on Concord’s southeast boundary. Well Meadow was a frequent destination for Henry David Thoreau. Ron’s trail camera monitors traffic on a beaver dam that crosses the swamp. We’ll see images and videos of the wide variety of animals that use this bridge: mink, otter, bobcat, and many other species. Thoreau kept an appreciative eye on Well Meadow vegetation—we’ll hear his observations about some of the plants that anchor this rich natural community. 

You can sample one of Ron's wildlife videos here.

Ron McAdow is the author of The Concord, Sudbury, and Assabet Rivers, Emerson’s Nature, Concord Village, and other books. He served for a decade as Executive Director of Sudbury Valley Trustees. His Adult and Community Education course offerings include Fairhaven History and Hike.

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