549 Main Street Walk

On January 8, 2023, we partnered with Acton Water District and the Conant Family for two cold but sunny tours of 549 Main Street. Approximately 60 people joined the tours, and heard of the historical significance of the land, as well as the Water District’s efforts to place wells on the property as additional sources … Read more

Member Appreciation Astronomy Evening

To show appreciation for our wonderful members, we partnered with Amateur Telescope Makers of Boston for an Evening of Astronomy. The night was a big success, although initial cloud cover suggested otherwise. Luckily, we were able to see some celestial objects through “sucker holes” before the clouds thinned and then completely cleared out at 6:30! … 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

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

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

Native Pollinator Preservation Tours

The Native Pollinator Task Force (NPTF) of the Metrowest Conservation Alliance (MCA) is hosting Native Pollinator Preservation Tours in Lincoln, Chelmsford, Littleton, Southborough, Marlborough, Northborough and Sudbury during June. The Littleton/Chelmsford date is June 23rd. The tours are designed to demonstrate how MCA members, NPTF Ambassadors and others can design and install their own Pollination … Read more

Spring Bird Walk

What a lovely morning we had for our bird walk led by Al Sgroi at NARA Park. Here is the list of the birds and number of each species that we saw or heard. 41 species in all! 5/17/227:00 – 9:00 am1.6 miles Turkey vulture 1 Canada goose 2 Mallard 1 Red tailed hawk 1 Great … Read more

Spring Community Service Day 2022

Many thanks again to our volunteers for helping to remove invasives at our beautiful Wright Hill Conservation Area. We were lucky to have the best weather of the week for working. And work we did, judging by the piles of plants and root material which collected on the tarp! The beds we prepared on either side … Read more

Earth Day Walk

ACT celebrated Earth Day on April 22, 2022 with a beautiful walk of Pratt’s Brook Conservation Land.   Dogs were invited!  We were treated to this stately stand of old white pines,  blueberry “barrens”, two brooks, skunk cabbages, two big ant hills, and more – see the ACT Instagram page