May 2022 Wildlife Column: Spring Migrations in Full Swing

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 last week of April was chilly and very windy, but May dawned with a picture-perfect spring day and the world is bursting into bloom. We have had restorative showers, which is fortunate as rainfall … Read more

Overview of Lincoln Conservation Organization

Below is a wonderful summary of Lincoln’s Conservation Organizations. Researched and written by Robin Wilkerson for the Green Corner of the PTO’s Minilink and adapted here for the LLCT website.  Lincoln Conservation Organizations Lincoln has a long and venerable history of embracing open spaces and conservation practices. A number of town organizations contribute to the … Read more

Celebrate No Mow May!

Celebrate “No Mow May” in Lincoln this year! Did you know that 2% of the U.S. is covered in lawn? That’s 40 million acres! And that’s a problem because lawns are not habitat. They don’t provide good food or shelter to wildlife. Habitat loss is one of the many causes of pollinator decline. Join in … Read more

Spring 2022 Birding Walk Recaps

On April 24th, Norman Levey and Michele Grzenda led an LLCT birding walk in the fields behind Lindentree Farm. Some of the highlights were a nesting Great Blue Heron, a Belted Kingfisher, and lots of Red-winged Blackbirds!   On May 1st, Gwyn Loud and Ron McAdow led birders through Browning’s Field, Pigeon Hill, and Chapman … Read more

Earth Day 2022 Festivities

A warm thank you to the Lincoln community for a wonderful Earth Day celebration! Many volunteers turned out to help LLCT and Town Conservation Staff clean up Lincoln’s roadsides. In the afternoon, community members gathered at Lincoln Station for tabling and fun activities. LLCT and Town Conservation handed out Serviceberry Seedlings to promote native planting … Read more

April 2022 Wildlife Column: Beavers, Birds, and Blooms

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. March went out like a lion instead of a lamb, giving us what was hopefully our last snow on March 28, followed by several cold and windy days. If April showers bring May flowers, however, … Read more

Chapman Pasture Spring 2022 Update

A second prescribed burn at Chapman Pasture was conducted on  March 30, 2022.  Chapman Pasture is an 8 acre field located between Silver Hill Rd and Old Winter St. Formerly grazed by livestock, it is primarily characterized by non-native grasses. Chapman Pasture is a study site in LLCT’s Lincoln Pollinator Action Plan and efforts are … Read more

March 2022 Wildlife Column: Spring Arrivals

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Spring will arrive officially on March 20, the vernal equinox, but signs of the new season are already around us as buds swell, sap flows, birds sing, and hours of daylight increase. Swings in temperature … Read more

Healthy Soils Spring 2022 Program Recordings

Spring 2022 launched with a great series all about healthy soils and the important role they play in sequestering carbon and supporting resilient ecosystems. Codman Community Farms, Mothers Out Front Lincoln, and LLCT collaboratively planned and hosted these events. On February 15th, Kiss the Ground was screened via Zoom, followed by an expert speaker panel: … Read more