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Tom Henderson takes MESA cranberry picking

posted Oct 11, 2017, 11:49 AM by Jotham Oliver
On Wednesday October 11th, MESA was invited by Tom Henderson of the Greater Lovell Land Trust to go cranberry picking. While there, Tom was able to give the students a lesson about how valuable the fen was to the endangered species that live there. The fen and its 7ft deep peat provide natural filtration, a flood barrier, and a home to a variety of species. Students were able to witness a northern harrier hawk flying about looking for lunch; see a flock of sandhill cranes; experience and learn about beaver channels; and examine some wood duck houses.