Exploring the Great Marsh

Sunday, April 19, 2009 1 – 3 PM

Exploring the Great Marsh

Crane Estate, Argilla Road

Ipswich, MA 01938

Join us at The Trustees of Reservations’ Crane Estate in Ipswich, and experience the Great Marsh firsthand! Favorite local naturalist and Trustees volunteer, John Nove will lead a discussion of the remarkable biodiversity of the Great Marsh, highlighting the vital role that this salt marsh plays in the ecosystem. John’s walk will meander through, around and over Castle Hill, past the expansive marsh, tidal estuaries, beaches, and dunes. The spring bird migration will be underway, so bring your binoculars and dress for the weather! Sightings in recent years have included nesting Piping Plovers and many more…

We hope to see you there!


From Rte 128 N (towards Gloucester), take exit 20A (Rte 1A N) and follow for 8 miles to Ipswich. Turn right onto 133 E and follow for 1.5 miles. Turn left onto Northgate Rd. and follow for .5 miles. Turn right onto Argilla Rd. and follow for 2.3 miles. Turn left at the Crane Estate entrance. Gate house attendants will direct you to the parking area behind the farm building complex.