November 2020 Wildlife Column: Weather Fluctuations and Late Season Migrants

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 brought wild swings in weather as well as some welcome rain. Even so, we are still in a drought, easy to see if you dig into the soil or look at ponds … Read more

LLCT’s 2020 Annual Meeting Recording

We were thrilled to have so many members and friends join us on October 29th for LLCT’s Annual Meeting (over Zoom). After a brief business meeting, Dr. Richard Primack spoke about the local impacts of climate change that we are already seeing. If you missed the meeting or would like to revisit it, you can … Read more

2021 Calendar Published!

LLCT’s 2021 Open Spaces Calendar has been published! This wonderful publication showcases Lincoln’s beautiful conservation land. We are always awed by the talent and generosity of local photographers who submit their favorite landscapes and candid wildlife snaps! Calendars are now on sale. In the next few weeks, they will be available at locally, including Something … Read more

October 2020 Wildlife Column: Fall Migrations

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. We need rain! Hopefully, the steady rain on Oct. 13 will give us at least an inch (it did). For five months, starting in May, we have not met the monthly rainfall average, putting Middlesex … Read more

September 2020 Wildlife Column: 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 The official start of the new season will come on September 22, the autumnal equinox, but fall is already in the air, signaled by earlier sunsets and cooler nights. According to the US Drought Monitor, … Read more

August 2020 Bumblebee Identification Resources

Bombus: The Bumblebees of Lincoln Virtual Bee ID Program filmed by The Natural World Summer 2020 We are pleased to present a Bumblebee Identification Video as a virtual program. Have you been seeing a lot of bees this summer? As part of LLCT’s Pollinator Action Plan, we’re challenging ourselves and the community to think about functional diversity as well … Read more

Highlights from the 2020 Nest Box Monitoring Program

In mid-August, LLCT wrapped up a successful season of nest box monitoring. Nest boxes provide important shelter for cavity nesting birds, and LLCT’s program particularly focuses on supporting Eastern Bluebirds and Tree Swallows. By narrowing our focus to these two species of birds, we can build suitable nest boxes and locate the boxes in appropriate … Read more

Recording of August 11, 2020 Monarch Program

LLCT held a fantastic program all about Monarch Butterflies on August 11th via Zoom. Although our original speaker, Kristin Steinmetz, had a last minute cancellation, she was able to line up a wonderful alternative speaker, Dr. Martha Gach. Martha is the Education Manager at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary and Conservation Center. She … Read more

Pollinator Video July 2020

Enjoy this short video exploring the LLCT Pollinator Meadow in July 2020 In order of appearance, you will see a Great Golden Digger Wasp and Great Black Digger Wasp. Digger wasps are ground nesters that are often seen nectaring on (and pollinating) flowers. Female wasps also hunt other insects. In the video, these wasps are … Read more

Summer Buzzing: July 2020 Wildlife Column

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. June brought us about half the average rainfall for the month. Then a brief but severe thunderstorm blew through on July 2, with torrents of rain and wild winds in a microburst, bringing down power lines … Read more