Take a walk through the White Eagle bogs

Sep 10, 2018

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MARION - Start your Saturday with some exercise at the White Eagle Cranberry Bog on Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. The Sippican Lands Trust is hosting a walking tour of the property with Mike Wainio, the farmer for the property, who will provide information on the working history of the bog.

The White Eagle Cranberry Bog has been in continuous cultivation for more than 100 years and makes up a portion of the 248-acre White Eagle property that is part of the Aucoot Cover watershed. The property supports a variety of habitats, such as upland pine, mixed hardwood forests, shrub and wooded swamp, freshwater marsh and cranberry bog. The property is also part of an area that is home to several threatened species, including the eastern box turtle, the spotted turtle and the water-willow stem borer.

To get to the White Eagle property, take Parlowtown Road off of Route 6 across from the town cemetery, and follow the road until you reach the cul-de-sac. Bear left onto the dirt road and follow past the abandoned bog on the right. Parking is available directly past the bog, and the kiosk is a short walk past that.

The walk is free and will start at the White Eagle kiosk and take approximately 90 minutes. Bring water and dress appropriately for the day's weather. If the walk is canceled, information will be posted to the trust’s website and Facebook page. For additional information visit sippicanlandstrust.org or call Sippican Lands Trust at 508-748-3080.

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Event Date: 

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 10:00am

Event Location: 

White Eagle Property