Events of Interest June 6, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Thursday, June 6The Lincoln Conservation Coffee (Zoom)8:30 AM The Lincoln Conservation Coffee will welcome Lawrence Buell.  Buell will talk about his most recent book, “Henry David Thoreau: Thinking Disobediently.” After Buell’s remarks, we will give brief updates on recent conservation projects. Use the … Read more

Events of Interest May 31, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, https://www.massaudubon.org/nature-wildlife/plants/carnivorous-plants     What is a Carnivorous Plant? “Unlike most plants that absorb vital nutrients directly from the soil, carnivorous plants grow in habitats like bogs that are low in nitrogen and other substances needed for growth. They survive by trapping and eating nutritious animals such as insects and … Read more

Events of Interest May 23, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Now through May 31No Mow May –  (To Prevent Habitat Loss)  Did you know that 2% of the U.S. is covered in lawn? That’s 40 million acres! And that’s a problem because lawns are not habitat. They don’t provide good food … Read more

Events of Interest May 16, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Celebrate Endangered Species Day on May 17Support MassWildlife in recognizing the 432 plants and animals that are listed on the Massachusetts Endangered Species List. Each species plays an important role in keeping the Commonwealth’s natural communities thriving. MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage & … Read more

Events of Interest May 10, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Saturday, May 11Volunteer Project Sign Up8:00 AM – 11:00 AM Acton, MAJoin Boston Area Gleaners for our third annual bird walk at Stonefield Farm! We’re excited to host this event on Saturday, May 11, 2024, otherwise known as Global  Global Big Day and World … Read more

Events of Interest May 3, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Now – May 31 May is American Wetlands MonthThis is a call to  celebrate one of nature’s most productive ecosystems!  – from https://www.fws.gov/wetlands-monthThe 2009-2019 Wetlands Status and Trends report found that net wetland loss increased by 50% over the past decade with vegetated wetlands, … Read more

Events of Interest April 27, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Saturday & Sunday, 4/27-28Acton CleanUp Week – the last two days!Sunday Great Hill garlic mustard pull 10-12 (park at S. Acton Fire Station on School Street).New this year, we are asking residents to uproot and discard as trash invasive garlic mustard … Read more

Events of Interest April 21, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Sunday, April 21Concord Wetland Wildlife: Close Looks at the Animals of Thoreau’s Favorite Swamp2-3:30 PMMain Library, 129 Main St.,  Concord, MALincoln resident and frequent program leader for LLCT, Ron McAdow, will be giving a slide presentation in Concord. The presentation will … Read more

Events of Interest April 11, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Thursday, April 11 at 7pm Outsider: My Boyhood with Thoreau — A Book Talk with Lawrence Millman$5 to attend at Thoreau Farm Register Free to attend online RegisterA memoir about finding in Thoreau a kindred spirit, far outside of mainstream social, sporting, and educational expectations. Millman … Read more

2024 Woodcock Watch

If you were driving on Littlefield Road in Boxborough on Monday, April 1st, you may have noticed twenty or so people sitting in the Rolling Meadows field. Not an April Fool’s Day joke, but a woodcock watch!  Around sunset the birds start to settle in for the night, calling to each other and flying from … Read more