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Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary

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100 Salem Turnpike
Saugus, MA 01906 United States
https://ebird.org/hotspot/L686184

The Wheelabrator Saugus Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is a 370-acre property abutting a 2,274-acre estuary on the outskirts of Boston, located in the heart of the Rumney Marshes ACEC. Maintained and managed grasslands, salt marshes, shrublands and maturing woodlands combine as one of the largest bird migration staging areas on the North Shore and a habitat for nearly 200 bird species, as well as other wildlife such as coyotes, foxes, raccoons and snakes. Visitors can enjoy the more than 14,000 feet of walking trails that permeate the site, a half-acre exhibit garden, and meeting and lecture areas, which are scattered throughout nine of the restored ecosystems. Situated directly behind Wheelabrator Saugus, the Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is maintained and managed by Geoff Wilson of Northeast Wetland Restoration. Follow along with us as the birds change with each passing season!

Also see: Bear Creek Sanctuary: An Urban Grassland, published in the December 2015 issue of Bird Observer, the New England birding journal.

PLEASE NOTE: The Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary is open to the public for guided tours only. If you would like to visit the sanctuary, please attend one of the regularly scheduled nature walks.

March 2019

Bear Creek Sanctuary, Saugus

Sunday, March 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bear Creek Wildlife Sanctuary, 100 Salem Turnpike
Saugus, MA 01906 United States
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Bear Creek is an upland grassland sanctuary built on the Wheelabrator (formerly RESCO) landfill at the northern end of Rumney Marsh in Saugus and Revere. Access information is below. Wear good walking shoes and be prepared to hike 3 – 4 miles. The property is mostly very open, so be prepared for sun, wind and weather. This walk is free and open to the public, but also note that this property is accessible by invitation only and visitors need to…

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