Events of Interest October 27, 2022

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, Many thanks to Jody Harris, ACT’s Events Coordinator, for facilitating ACT Service Day at Spring Hill Conservation Land – and thank you to the 20 Students from ABRHS fulfilling service hours for National Honor Society and AP Environmental Science.  They came equipped with gloves, loppers and clippers.  Many … Read more

Service Day at Spring Hill

Our Fall Community Service Day was held on October 23, 2022 at Spring Hill Conservation Land. 28 people volunteered, including 20 students from ABRHS fulfilling service hours for National Honor Society and AP Environmental Science. The yellow loop trail at Spring Hill had a perennially wet section which we re-routed to follow an old cart … Read more

Events of Interest October 20, 2022

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, Many thanks to Jody Harris, ACT’s Events Coordinator, for facilitating this spectacular mushroom forage event with Jonathan Kranz of @bostonmycoclub.     Jonathan led a group of 29  including 3 children through Great Hill Conservation Land (including newly protected land at 4 Piper Lane) to observe and learn about fascinating … Read more

Mushroom Forage

Jonathan Kranz, a member of Boston Mycological Club, led our walk through Great Hill, including newly protected land at 4 Piper Lane. Jonathan has been foraging for several seasons, and just started leading walks in the past year, teaching people how to observe and learn about fascinating funghi. Jonathan was very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. Instead … Read more

Events of Interest October 14, 2022

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, In case you missed last night’s presentation “Garden as if the Earth Matters” by Anna Fialkoff, of the Wild Seed Project, and co-sponsored by EnergizeActon, Acton Conservation Trust, and the Garden Club of Acton, here are a few photos to tide you over until ActonTV cleans up the … Read more

Events of Interest October 6, 2022

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, VOLUNTEERING BOSTON AREA GLEANERS    (Sign up to volunteer at https://www.bagetc.org/gleanlist.php) Thursday, October 6Windrow and Harvest Butternut Squash9:00am – 12:00pm Location: Acton, MA Apple Harvest9:00am – 12:00pmLocation: Groton, MA Windrow and Harvest Butternut Squash1:00pm – 4:00pm: Location: Acton, MA Apple Harvest1:00pm – 4:00pmLocation: Groton, MA Friday, October 7thApple Harvest9:00am – 12:00pmLocation: Groton, MA … Read more

Events of Interest September 28, 2022

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, See as many hawks as possible this SeptemberHawks are on the move! And September’s the best time for watching them. Thousands of hawks move through the state at this time of year. If the winds are right, you may catch a kettle of Broad-winged Hawks along with Sharp-shinned Hawks, Northern Harriers, and … Read more

Grassy Pond Nature Walk

We had a nice group who joined us for Sunday’s Nature Walk at Grassy Pond West! The walk of this beautiful and biodiverse land just off Newtown Road was led by Boot Boutwell, a freelance itinerant naturalist who teaches and leads nature walks for Mass. Audubon and the New England Wild Flower Society among others. … Read more

Events of Interest September 22, 2022

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following news and events may be of interest:(If you prefer, you may read “Events of Interest” on our website, ActonConservationTrust.org) Thank you to the nice group who joined us for Sunday’s Nature Walk at Grassy Pond West!   VOLUNTEERING BOSTON AREA GLEANERS (Sign up to volunteer at https://www.bagetc.org/gleanlist.php) Wednesday,  September … Read more