Corey-Bourquin Field starts as a walk along an active hay field and then the trail loops through a forest for an easy and gentle walk. This is a great trail to take kids on, as the terrain is easy. As one enters the woods and walks in a counter-clockwise direction, the trail parallels the hayfield, passing through a second growth pine woods. Turning north, it dips down toward a hardwood swamp to the right. Note the large patches of haircap moss that carpet the forest floor as the trail turns west, passing a former open field, now overgrown.
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Along the trails you will find a variety of fiddleheads of different species of ferns. Here we see last year’s fronds and this year’s fiddleheads of the wood fern.
Feral apples in our New England Forests are a sign of past human use of the landscape. They often mark where an old orchard or homestead was.
Even this early in the growing season we can see signs of insects feeding on plants. It is worth pausing and investigating who is munching on a leaf, you never know what you might find!
Buzzing around the forest are bumblebee queens, busy collecting pollen, nectar, and finding a nesting site for the summer.
Along sunny trails, fields, and even in your own backyard you can find these two tiny plants.
The Land Trust is pleased to announce a gift from The Michael and Tara Burgess Edelman Family of 1.4 acres […]
A gift of land on Nashawtuc Hill
Join mycologist Lawrence Millman to explore fungi found in Wright Woods and Simon Willard Woods during this drought autumn.
Mushrooms during a drought year
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Hear from the Land Stewardship Intern about her experience with the Land Trust this summer!
Summer season with the Land Trust
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water chestnut (Trapa natans)
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20 Minutes Well Spent
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Five common ferns
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Birds in Spring
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Exploring the Corey-Bourquin Field Trail
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Meandering through Upper Spencer Brook Valley
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Nature found at Hubbard Brook Farmfield and Bigelow Woods
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April in Wright Woods
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