Birdhouse  LbNA # 3384

Placed DateMar 1 2002
LocationNeedham Town Forest, Needham, MA
Found By dreamweavers
Last Found Jul 23 2016
Hike Distance1 mi
Last EditedMay 3 2016

Placed By: Jim Metcalf, adopted by chooch in August 2009
Date Placed: 3/1/02
Located in: Needham Town Forest
Difficulty: Easy

DIRECTIONS: From Needham center go West on Rt. 135 (Great Plain Avenue) towards Wellesley. Cross RR tracks and take 2nd left on Linden St. at Post Office. Continue on Linden St. for 0.8 mi. until it intersects High Rock St. Robinwood Ave. is directly across the street.

Park at the end of Robinwood Avenue and follow a woods road to the right (West). Look for a small birdhouse on the right. If you come to a trail intersecting from the left, you have gone too far. Turn around and now look for that birdhouse on your left. This marks the start of a small footpath heading North. The path is marked by more birdhouses with orange roofs and these will lead you eventually to the letterbox site, which is approximately 0.16 miles from the start of the path. If you pass the train station, you have gone too far again. The site itself is co-located along with a geocache site and the final clue to its access is contained in the following message: A birdhouse on a tree holds the key to a box beneath a bench. You can return the way you came or you can make a loop and extend the walk an additional 0.5 mi. To do this, continue past the site and turn left (Southwest) at the first intersection. Continue taking left turns until you come back to the birdhouse path at which point you continue straight ahead to the parking spot.

Replacement stamp added by chooch.