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

New Land Acquisition Campaign: Twin Pond Conservation Project

Join RLF and Neighbors to Save this Critical Trail Connection and Wildlife Corridor Read more about this project here. The Rural Land Foundation (RLF) has the opportunity to acquire two parcels for permanent conservation with a combined 7.8 acres of forested land, pond frontage, and wetland habitat. The protection of these parcels would preserve an … Read more

Spring 2021 Birding Recap

After each spring birding walk, walk leaders compile a list of the birds that the group saw or heard. We hope this serves as a useful record of spring migrating birds seen in Lincoln. LLCT Bird walk 21-05-16 Baker Bridge Fields and Granville Trail Leaders: Nancy Soulette, Nancy Hammond Route: From Food Project parking lot, … Read more

2021 Garlic Mustard Season

It’s Garlic Mustard time again! We are starting early this year due to another mild winter – I have already seen first year rosettes popping up. Thank you for your efforts during last year’s unusual pulling season. This year we will bring back some of our garlic mustard traditions, but we ask those participating to … Read more

April 2021 Wildlife Column: Spring Ephemerals and Wildlife Sightings

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. After a week of summer-like temperatures at the end of March we returned to icy mornings the beginning of April.  “April showers bring May flowers” and the showers are much needed. We are already in … Read more