The Tufts Environmental Alumni (TEA) held their annual nature walk last weekend at the Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, MA.
This year’s event was prepared and conducted by Steering Committee member Alison Simcox, G98, along with her husband Doug, and Ranger Dan Donovan. The tour featured many interesting anecdotes about the development of the area, with attention to the natural history of the land dating back to the Ice Age.
Open year-round, dawn to dusk, Breakheart Reservation is a 640-acre hardwood forest with jagged, rocky outcroppings, two fresh-water lakes, and a rambling section of the Saugus River. Seven hills, over 200 feet high, provide vistas of Boston, southern New Hampshire, and central Massachusetts. An extensive trail system through the woodlands guides visitors to various areas of the reservation.
The nature walk had participants from ages ranging 6 to 70, and was followed by a group lunch.