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

Events of Interest April 4, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: Sunday, April 7 Community Solar Forum 9 AM Breakfast starts Congregation Beth Elohim, 133 Prospect Street, Acton Speakers include State Senator Jamie Eldridge and more.  For more information visit the Congregation Beth Elohim website, https://www.bethelohim.org/event/breakfast-solar-forum Monday, April 8Solar EclipseShortly after 2 – about 4:30 PM EDTThe Moon will … Read more

Events of Interest March 23, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, Last week I posted a photo of a young skunk cabbage before the spathe, maroon hoodlike leaf, had matured enough to reveal the spadix, the fleshy spike of many petal-less flowers.   Take a look now. Visit www.gardeningknowhow.com to learn more. The following events may be of interest: Sunday, March … Read more

Events of Interest March 14, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, Skunk cabbage is a perennial wildflower that grows in swampy, wet areas of forest lands.   It sprouts very early in the spring, and has an odd chemistry that creates its own heat as it first sprouts in the spring.  (From www.gardeningknowhow.com)    The flowers appear before the leaves … Read more

Events of Interest March 7, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, From https://www.fws.gov/story/eight-points-about-antlers#Animals in the deer family grow antlers. Antlers are branched bones that are shed every year. Many nutrients are needed to make bone, such as calcium, phosphorus and protein. These nutrients are important for all types of animal growth, not just big strong antlers. Rodents in particular love … Read more

Events of Interest March 1, 2024

Dear Friends and Acton Conservation Trust Members, The following events may be of interest: JUST OUT!!!     Acton Conservation Trust LAND TRUST NEWSLETTER  Friday, March 1Silver Unicorn Bookstore to host Ellen Clegg and Dan Kennedy, giants in the field of community news for a discussion of their new book7:00 pm, at the Silver Unicorn Bookstore, 12 Spruce Street, West … Read more