Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMoose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary
|Type||Wildlife sanctuary, nature center|
|Location||293 Moose Hill Parkway
Sharon, Massachusetts, USA
|Area||1,971 acres (798 ha)|
|Operated by||Massachusetts Audubon Society|
|Hiking trails||25 miles|
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary is a 1,971 acres (798 ha) wildlife sanctuary located in Sharon, Massachusetts. The property is the oldest property of the Massachusetts Audubon Society, established in 1916. It is adjacent to Moose Hill Farm, which is owned by the Trustees of Reservations.
The Moose Hill parking area and nature center is located at 293 Moose Hill Street in Sharon. The nature center displays rotating exhibits throughout the year. The sanctuary consists of habitats including forest, freshwater marsh, meadow, eskers and kettle holes. Over 160 species of birds have been observed on the property. There is a bird checklist available
Moose Hill has many public programs. There is an outdoor summer day camp for children 3 - 14. Additionally, for adults, there are various clubs and programs. For example, instructors are available to demonstrate how to make maple syrup during maple sugaring season.
The 25 miles (40 km) of trails in Moose Hill include:
- Summit Trail
- Vernal Pool Loop
- Billings Loop
- Bluff Trail
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