Tallamy Program Nature’s Best Hope

Nearly 180 attendees joined us live for Doug Tallamy’s presentation in early December 2022. Tallamy masterfully weaved the story of insect and bird declines with a thread of hope for the future, if we all take steps to live with nature, instead of outside it. Tallamy shared tips and tricks for increasing backyard biodiversity, and … Read more

December 2022 Wildlife Column: Winter Approaches, Flora and Fauna Still Abound

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 of gwynloud555@gmail.com The weather over the past month has vacillated between unusually warm (e.g. 60℉ on Dec. 3) and very cold, causing a skim of ice on ponds. Looking back at December columns for recent years, this … Read more

November 2022 Wildlife Column: Winter Approaches

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. The colors of the landscape are more muted now that most leaves have fallen, including the spectacular oranges and reds of sugar maples. Many oaks, however, cling to their leaves in a rich display of … Read more

October 2022 Wildlife Column: Fungi Galore 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. The past month has seen considerable sways in temperature, with the thermometer dipping into the thirties sporadically, but also a few summery days in the seventies. We have had some days of welcome rain, but … Read more

September 2022 Wildlife Column: Late Summer Flora and 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. What a difference a year makes: my column for September 2021 described our unusually wet summer! We certainly could have used some of that rain this summer, as we have been in severe or critical … Read more

2022 Nest Box Monitoring Highlights

Patti Cable continued to volunteer for LLCT as a nest box monitor in 2022. She monitored 10 boxes throughout the season, starting in March. The last boxes were cleaned out and closed up in August. There are eight boxes in Chapman Pasture, one box in a small clearing near Twin Pond, and one box in … Read more

July 2022 Wildlife Column: Summer Flora and Fauna Amidst the Drought

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. We have enjoyed many sunny days over the past month, good for human activities such as picnics, day camps, and swimming. Aerial insectivores such as swallows have also benefited, … Read more

Pollinator Action Alert

Please take a moment this week and email or call your state representative and senator and ask them to support two pieces of legislation that would bolster pollinator habitat in MA. Don’t know who your legislators are? Use this link: https://malegislature.gov/search/findmylegislator The first piece of legislation is  H.4603, An Act to Protect Pollinator Habitat Here’s a template … Read more

Snakes of New England June 2022 Program

A crowd enjoyed getting up close and personal with snakes on June 15th at the “Snakes of New England and the World” program led by Rick Roth of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.