See our Calendar for upcoming events like After School Adventures and our second annual Nature Trivia Night!
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Spend some quality time exploring Mine Hill Preserve in Roxbury. This extraordinary 19th century iron-making complex is part of The Roxbury Land Trust, and on the National Registry of Historic Places. WMCC Research Director James Fischer leads us on an interpretive hike addressing the complex, which had its heyday between 1865 and 1872. You will learn about the geology, history, and ecology of the site and hear about the beloved bats which are slowly returning after the devastation of White Nose Syndrome.
“A visit to Mine Hill offers a glance into our industrial past in a setting of breathtaking natural beauty with four miles of hiking trails at the nature preserve. The blue loop trail begins at the industrial site, climbs up the Donkey Trail past a reservoir, two mine tunnels and a series of grated air shafts, which now serve as entryways to several bat hibernacula.
Bring sturdy shoes, lunch, and plenty of water. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Meet in the Museum. Members: $10.00, Non-members: $20.00 Preregistration and prepayment are required. Call 869-567-0857 or register HERE.