|David Brown's Wildlife Services
12 Hotel Road
Warwick, MA 01378
Tel: 978 544 8175
|Quabbin Trails Programs
Quabbin Reservoir is surrounded by a huge protected
watershed of forest, field and beaver ponds where human
intrusion is light and wildlife abounds. Even in marginal tracking
or birding conditions, a day spent in this "accidental wilderness"
refreshes the soul.
Suitablility: Outdoor programs are suitable for reasonably fit adults. Both beginner and
experienced trackers are welcome. However, participants should be free of any medical condition
that might be aggravated by long periods of walking off-trail. Since much travel is off-trail, programs
are not suitable for anyone with balance or coordination problems. Due to the difficulty in
obtaining emergency medical care in remote locations behind locked gates, Quabbin
programs are not recommended for anyone with a history of incapacitating sudden-onset
Clothing and Equipment: Dress for the weather remembering that tracking and birding are
often slow processes. Bring a lunch, water, extra clothes and insect repellant in a small pack. Wear
Directions: Quabbin programs meet at 9:45 a.m. at the Petersham common. (Please note: the
country store in Petersham is once again closed. Please stop enroute to buy snacks or use
bathroom facilities.) From the common we will carpool-caravan to one of the Quabbin gates. From
Boston take Exit 17 (Rte. 32) and go south 6 miles to the common. From other directions see a
roadmap or send an e-mail with your home location and directions will be sent.. Please leave time
for the inevitable delays so that you won't be left behind.
Registration: Use the linked registration blank only to register for "Quabbin Trails" programs
described on this page..(For events on the Sponsored Programs page, refer directly to the
sponsoring organization for details and registration.)
If you wish to register after the deadline indicated in the program description above,
please call or e-mail first to ensure that the program has openings.
- In the event a program is not adequately subscribed by the registration deadline,
you will be notified of cancellation at the telephone number or e-mail address
you supplied on the blank.
- You may withdraw from a program with refund any time before the registration deadline.
After the deadline refund depends on filling the vacancy from a waiting list. In a personal
emergency you may, of course, withdraw with refund at any time.
- If seriously inappropriate weather conditions require cancellation of the
program, you will be called on the evening before at the number supplied on the
Preparations for Quabbin Trails programs:
This annual event is timed for early
spring as migrating songbirds arrive
and before leaf-out to obscure them
from view. We will carpool from
Petersham to a few of the local
hot-spots for a variety of warblers,
vireos and other colorful birds.
Sunday, May 5, 10am-3pm. Cost,
meeting place and other arrangements
are the same as for other Quabbin
Trails programs. Please register by
May 2 using the blank on the
registration page. After than date, call
or e-mail first.