The Thornton and Anderson Woods are some of CLCT’s lesser known properties. To access, park in CLCT’s small designated parking area off of Garfield Road at Thornton Woods, or park along Sudbury Road and walk through the Town’s Willow Guzzle property. Lots of residents in the neighborhood love to use this trail system.
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Fabulous Fungi! Oftentimes fungi come out after a rain when the forest is still wet. Below are two videos of different fungi you can find out in Thornton and Anderson Woods.
Another one of New England’s early bloomers, although not as showy of a flower as others, still a lovely surprise to find along the trail when you take a moment to stop and look.
There are several species of understory plants that stay evergreen in our New England forests, the videos below are examples you can find around Concord on CLCT’s properties.
Often overlooked, mosses are fascinating plants in our forests: here we see that with the rain, they begin to reproduce via spores.
We cannot forget that like many other land managers in New England, CLCT constantly works to remove invasive plant species. Garlic Mustard is one that is easy to identify and pull. We would love help doing this as you are outside exploring properties.
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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water chestnut (Trapa natans)
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20 Minutes Well Spent
Join in exploring the lands of the Concord watershed to learn about science, history, art and other topics this summer!
Learn about five common ferns with the Concord Land Conservation Trust’s Executive Director Laney Wilder. See if you can find […]
Five common ferns
Learn about the different species of birds that arrive in May to Concord MA with our very own resident Naturalist […]
Birds in Spring
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Exploring the Corey-Bourquin Field Trail
Upper Spencer Brook Valley is a property diverse in its features, from marshes and streams meandering toward Spencer Brook to […]
Meandering through Upper Spencer Brook Valley
In mid-late April, many plants and animals are starting to pop up. Here are a few videos of what you […]
Nature found at Hubbard Brook Farmfield and Bigelow Woods
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April in Wright Woods
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