Posted on March 17, 2017 by Jim MacDougall

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This week at Greenbelt properties:

wood duckWaterfowl arrive with a splash on the Ipswich River.  Wood Duck (listen) and Hooded Mergansers (listen) find open water at Willowdale Mill / Hamilton.

Ice melts on rivers and brooks. Look for renewed beaver activity along boardwalk on the Red Maple Swamp Trail at the Tompson Street Reservation / Gloucester.

Look for mourning cloak butterflies in the woods at Willowdale Meadow / Topsfield.

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