Take Route 62 east out of Concord Center. After about a mile and a quarter, take a left down Monsen Road ignoring the Dead End sign. At the end of this block of quiet, suburban homes, is a wooden fence around a narrow driveway that is the entrance to the Refuge.
Dusk at Great Meadows and everyone else had left, fleeing the mosquitoes that would target anything warm-blooded as night approached. But when I saw what dusk's fading light was doing on the water and surrounding spread of lotus plants, I had to stop. Yes, I suffered numerous bites but those itches have since subsided, those bites healed but my memory of that glorious spread of Psychedelic Shore and groovy color does not fade.