Join the Barrington Land Conservation Trust and the Barrington Public Library for a late afternoon tour of Nockum Hill and the Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge as part of RI Land Trust Council’s Land Trust Days. We will view the largest regional nesting ground for the diamondback terrapin, as well as the coastal walking trails along Hundred Acre Cove. At this time of year we will likely see evidence of turtle hatchlings. The refuge is a also a bird sanctuary with a wide variety of species throughout the year. And a summer sunset across Hundred Acre Cove can be spectacular. This is a leisurely 2-3 mile easy hike for all ages. Due to the sensitivity of of the nesting terrapin population, dogs are not permitted at the refuge. Rain date will be August 11.
Register for this free walk by contacting the Public Library Reference Desk at 401-247-1920 x312. They can also answer any of your questions about this walk including directions. Indicating your attendance on either Meetup or Facebook does not reserve your spot – you must contact the library directly. For more information on the Trust, please visit their website at: http://www.blct.org/ and on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/
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Directions: The Doug Rayner Wildlife Refuge at Nockum Hill is on George Street in Barrington. Meet at the trailhead at the end of George Street. From the north, from Route 6 in Seekonk, take Warren Avenue south, turn right onto George Street. From the south, take New Meadow Road in Barrington north to Warren Avenue, turn right onto George Street. At the large bend in George Street near the stone commemorating the first Baptist Church in Massachusetts park along the street nearby. Park along a single side of the road.
The event starts at 6 p.m.