Sunday, October 17, 2021
Upper Spencer Brook Valley
Free. All are welcome. This event will occur rain or shine.
Parking is on site at the Jeans Land in the field across from 107 Westford Road.
We are doing things a bit differently at this Annual Meeting because, after all, it has been quite a different year! CLCT’s trails, meadows, woodlands and fields have been where we have gone when we have had nowhere else to go.
We invite fellow members and their friends and neighbors to gather in gratitude and to celebrate together our open spaces and natural areas where we have taken refuge these many months.
1:00 PM Short business meeting with the trustees and the CLCT membership.
1:15 PM Enjoy one of four themed walks. Open to all. Descriptions below.
2:15PM Families will return.
3:15PM Themed walk participants will return.
Refreshments will be provided at the end and there will be an opportunity for guests to become new members. Checks and credit cards will be accepted.
About Each Walk
Birds and Plants with Peter Alden
Unlimited number of participants.
All levels of birdwatchers will enjoy this walk. Observe and listen for the birds that inhabit the forest and fields of Upper Spencer Brook Valley in the fall. Attention will also be given to the diversity of plants and trees noticed along the way. Bring your binoculars, if you have them!
History, Ecology, and Distinctive Land Features with Richard Forman
Unlimited number of participants.
See Concord’s big ravine and, as an “ecodetective”, interpret diverse intriguing features enroute: smooth-sided glacial erratics; pre-forest trees; major Concord brook; parallel stonewalls; wide bridge over a summer trickle; emerald ash borer work; bird holes; meadow/hayfield/milkweed; origin of a pine woods; up-tilted bedrock; ridge-top view.
Mindfulness in Nature with Debbie Alvarez (Register here.)
Offered to participants 14+ years. Limited to 12 participants.
Reconnecting with the natural world through mindful, outdoor green space experiences is healing and therapeutic for both body and mind. Research has shown that being in the natural world has many restorative qualities and promotes health and wellness. Join Debra as she gently guides you through a soothing, mindful exploration. You’ll learn how to counterbalance the effects of time spent indoors and the stress we encounter in our everyday lives. Restoration and rejuvenation awaits.
Fall Scavenger Hunt for Families
Ideal for elementary school-age children. Unlimited number of participants.
We have created a fun and simple list of natural objects to look for while enjoying an easy walk through the woods. This scavenger hunt is about engaging one’s senses and making discoveries, and not about finishing first. Every child will receive a prize.
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