Happy New Year to All!
The Naturalist Club Field trip to Conant Brook Dam will take place on Sunday, January 10 at 1 pm. This is a small dam with a reservation maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers. We will explore a network of trails near the parking area as we enjoy nature in winter. Be sure to contact me with the information in the newsletter or by a message here so I know that you are coming. Leave a phone number so I can contact you in case of bad weather. The forecast looks tricky for Sunday.
Update Saturday Jan 9 12:15 This looks like a washout for Sunday, so I am going to cancel this trip.
Get to Monson, and head south out of town on route 32. Look for a green road sign pointing left (there is no right turn) toward Wales. Make that left. In a short distance bear right at a fork. Look for the signs for the dam on the left. The signs are not huge, but they are visible. Turn left and drive to the parking area. There is only parking for about 8 cars, so car-pooling is advised. We are meeting at the actual dam site and not in the cul-de-sac parking areas.
DO NOT access via Old Wales Road or Moores Cross Road. They end at the reservation boundary. Ignore any GPS instructions to use these roads.