Cascading Waters can be found at 135 Olean Street on the eastern edge of Worcester's northwest parklands, the Cascades. The Cascades are 350 acres of park and conservation lands along the borders of Worcester, Paxton, and Holden, Massachusetts. Home to countless species of plants and animals, the Cascades are open to passive recreation year-round.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Grey, Cold, & Windy

Well, it is a cold, grey, and windy start to today.
But, it will warm up some.
It is honestly a great day for a vigorous hike that will push you physically as the cool and wind will help you from overheating. Just be careful if you stop for a break!

Oh, and yesterday a chipmunk was making the most of the bird seed raid, when he found himself noticed, only he was at the bottom of the seed bin! So he just stayed as still as possible and pretended he wasn't really there, hoping we would catch on!

Today GWLT will be having a table and a presence at the latest of the local Earth Day events. It is more like an Earth Fortnight than a 24 hour day!

Today's location will be the Ecotarium, which is exciting given the land conservation work the City, the Trust, and the Ecotarium have been engaged in. Crow Hill, across the street from the Ecotarium has become a considerable City conservation asset!

If you are going to be there stop by to say "Hi!"

Ted reported in from the AT having passed through the Grayson Highlands!

Trailhead Conditions at 7:30 a.m. at Cascading Waters (elev. 630'):

Temperature is 35.8 degrees F and steady;
Humidity is 51% and steady;
Pressure is 29.56" of Hg and steady;
Wind is blowing from 1.0 mph up to 6.5 mph in the observation period;
Skies are overcast;
Cascades have flow;
Water is flowing in both channels in the Cascades Brook;
The USFS Fire Danger Class is HIGH.

National Weather Service Forecast:

Mostly cloudy, with a high near 50.
Northwest wind 10 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph.

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