October 2021 Wildlife Column: Foliage and Fall Fauna

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Our landscape is colorful, with lawns still bright green and trees starting to turn their fall colors, somewhat later than usual. We need crisp, sunny warm days and cool clear nights for the foliage to … Read more

LLCT’s 2021 Annual Meeting

Warm thanks to David O’Neill for his keynote presentation at the LLCT’s 2021 Annual Meeting. He spoke with optimism about the opportunity now in Massachusetts to act on climate change. As part of the LLCT’s Business Meeting, Geoff McGean gave a presentation celebrating the last 20 years of land conservation in Lincoln, with music by … Read more

September 2021 Wildlife Column: Fall is in the Air

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Fall is in the air, as hours of daylight diminish noticeably, the air is cooler, birds are on the move, insects are calling, and trees are showing a bit of color. The new season will … Read more

2021 Nesting Box Monitoring Program Highlights

The 2021 nesting season is over and the data is out! Many thanks to LLCT volunteer Patti Cable for monitoring LLCT’s nest boxes around Lincoln. Starting in the early spring, Patti visits each box and opens it for the season. Then she visits 2-3 times per week to monitor nest building activity and make observations … Read more

July 2021 Wildlife Column: Rain and More This Month

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. This column will resume in September. Climate change is very visible, with weather records breaking this summer. According to the National Weather Service, Boston had the hottest June since records began in 1872, with nine … Read more

Submissions Open for 2022 Open Spaces Calendar

Appeal for Your Photos! Submit your nature photos of Lincoln. Each year the LLCT/RLF produces the Open Spaces of Lincoln Calendar and Nature Note Cards, which are a stunning showcase of Lincoln’s rural landscapes, abundant wildlife, and recreational activities. All proceeds benefit the conservation, stewardship, and educational activities of the LLCT. Submissions for the 2022 … Read more

Spring/Summer 2021 Pollinator Updates

  LLCT had a busy spring and early summer! In late May, LLCT distributed more than 2,000 pollinator-friendly shrubs and perennials to our membership. All the plants were pre-ordered from Bigelow’s Nursery and Bagley Pond Perennials. More than 150 households participated in the sale and have either started a new pollinator space or enhanced an … Read more

June 2021 Wildlife Column: Summer Arrives

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Summer arrives officially on June 20, the solstice, but we have already had a taste of the new season. The last week of May included days in the nineties, followed by a very chilly wet … Read more

Chapman Pasture Update Spring 2021

May 13, 2021: The prescribed burn at Chapman Pasture is expected to take place today. (May 7, 2021) If you’ve walked through Chapman Pasture recently you might have seen some changes. The LLCT began a town-wide Pollinator Action Plan in 2020, with the goal of increasing pollinator habitat and biodiversity throughout Lincoln. Chapman Pasture is … Read more

May 2021 Wildlife Column: Bird Migrants and More

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Late-breaking sighting: early in the morning on May 12 a bear was seen in the Boyce Field area of Drumlin Farm. April weather exhibited its usual vagaries of warm and cold days, even bringing enough … Read more