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water chestnut (Trapa natans)
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20 Minutes Well Spent
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
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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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Virtual Hike Thornton and Anderson Woods
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Virtual Hike at Hallenbeck Land
Volunteer & community events
All in-person volunteer and community events have been postponed at this time.
The Land Trust will be resuming in-person programs when it’s safe to gather once more. In the meantime, see below the digital and self-guided programs for Spring and Summer 2020.
Gather your supplies, pack your bag, and get ready for adventure! Join in exploring the lands of the Concord watershed to learn about science, history, art and other topics this summer.
Self-guided walk of Nashawtuc Hill Properties
Curious about the natural and cultural history around Nashawtuc Hill? Take a walk with the Land Trust’s self-guided map to learn more about the Land Trust’s properties at Nashawtuc Hill and unique features of the area.
Living with Coyotes
Join Pat Huckery, Northeast District Supervisor at MassWildlife, for a brief history of the Eastern Coyote with a focus on resolving and preventing conflicts between humans and coyotes. learn how to recognize coyote behaviors and appropriate methods of interaction.
For more information, please contact:
Concord Natural Resources Division (978-318-3285)
Willard School Auditorium
185 Powdermill Road, Concord, MA
Tracking Winter Wildlife and Wild Edibles
Tim Swanson will teach us how to use both sight and sound (and sometimes smell) to interpret animal movements and behavior. In addition to recognizing common tracks, learn to observe wintering bird flock behaviors and study animal signs like burrows, digging, and pecking. What does the winter forest offer us to eat? Geared to enthusiasts of all ages.
What's the Buzz? The People-Plant-Pollinator Connection
You are invited to a free presentation about bumblebees and the intricate relationships between plants and pollinators!
Please share this invitation with anyone who might be interested. Registration requested for planning purposes.
This program is sponsored by the Native Pollinator Task Force of the MetroWest Conservation Alliance. The MCA is a collaboration of land trusts (including the Concord Land Conservation Trust), local conservation commissions, and other groups that work together to improve ecological health of the 36 communities around the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. Contact Matthew Morris at firstname.lastname@example.org for any questions.
Cordaville Hall, 9 Cordaville Rd, Southborough MA
Concord Ag Day
Come meet the Concord Land Conservation Trust as we table at the annual Concord Ag Day! Learn about our properties, how we help to conserve farm land in Concord to support local farmers and preserve the traditional farming landscape in Concord.
Wild Walk with Tim Swanson: Nature Awareness
Our senses have become dulled down by the stimuli we encounter in the modern world. This class will reconnect you with the woods and help you see, hear, smell, touch, and enjoy nature on a more intimate level. Get ready for fun games!
Nature Skills Festival with Ken Clarkson
Spend the afternoon learning to start a fire by friction, whittle sticks, make crafts and tools with natural materials. Learn how to see the forest through an animal’s eyes and move with stealth; listen to and identify birds; and learn about wild edibles.
Instructors: Ken Clarkson, Rob Riman, Andrew Joslin
* CLCT has partnered with Musketaquid Arts and the Environment to offer family “Wild Walks” on CLCT properties. There is a small fee to register. CLCT makes its properties available for these events free of charge.