Commission to host bird-watching session at Wildcat Falls

Wildcat Falls is shown. A subcommittee of the Merrimack Conservation Commission is hosting a guided walk on May 20 to explore birds in the area. Courtesy photos

The Wildcat Falls subcommittee of the Merrimack Conservation Commission is hosting a guided walk along the trails of Wildcat Falls to explore the birds in the area and see the waterfall. You’re invited to join us at 10 a.m. on May 20 in the parking lot at 6 Hemlock Drive (at the end of Currier Road) for a light walk/hike along the 1.4 mile Falls Loop trail. Rain date is May 21.

The Wildcat Falls Conservation Area contains 87 acres of managed pine/hardwoods forest, abuts the Souhegan River and includes Wildcat Falls. A PSNH power line crosses the land and provides an excellent area for bird watching and wild blueberry picking. Another area cleared of trees as the result of a forest fire provides views of the Souhegan River and an opportunity to watch for the elusive American kestrel and other wildlife.

So, put on your sturdy shoes, pack your binoculars and join fellow birding enthusiasts as we explore the trails in search of birds and learn about the different habitats in the park.

Possible sightings could include the Pileated Woodpecker, Red-bellied Woodpecker and Spring Warblers.

Contact wildcatfallspark@gmail.com if you would like more information. No dogs for the birding walk please.

Hope to see you there!

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