Fall Birding at Ricci Farm Re-Cap

Birders enjoyed a lovely afternoon birding walk led by Norman Levey on October 14, 2018.  A notable sighting was a great horned owl who patiently roosted for a long time. Below is a list of species that were sighted or heard. Ricci Farms Conservation Area – Lincoln, Middlesex, Massachusetts, US Oct 14, 2018 4:00 PM … Read more

October 2018 Wildlife Column…Caterpillars, Crickets, and more!

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwyn_loud@comcast.net. September was an unusually wet month, and the rainy days have continued into October. Rainfall in Boston for September averages 3.77 inches but by the end of the month we had had a whopping 7.78 … Read more

Fall Fern Walk with Ellen and Jim Meadors

Ellen and Jim Meadors led a fern walk at Stony Brook South on September 27th and shared great tips on identifying ferns found in Lincoln. The group saw 11 types of ferns on the walk: intermediate wood fern, marginal wood fern, hay-scented fern, lady fern, new york fern, sensitive fern, royal fern, cinnamon fern, interrupted … Read more

Just Spotted Online! September 2018 Wildlife Column!

Gwyn Loud, Trustee of the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust and Rural Land Foundation, has been writing a wildlife column for the Lincoln Journal since 2008. We are pleased to now additionally feature her column on the homepage of the LLCT website! Gwyn welcomes your sightings, pictures, and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwyn_loud@comcast.net. Gwyn has been birding … Read more

Twist-and-Shout! Twisted Tree is coming to Lincoln!

Named after the Catalpa tree outside the Lincoln Public Library, the Twisted Tree Cafe is coming to Lincoln! A great communal spot to meet friends and neighbors, Twisted Tree will be serving up healthy food for all diets, including gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, dairy-free, keto, and paleo options. Twisted Tree is also offering healthy choices for … Read more

Ready…Set…Go! Registration is Open

Registration for this year’s Scarecrow Classic 5k is open! Register HERE. Race day is Sunday, October 14th at 9:30 AM.  Our popular tech shirt is guaranteed if you sign up before October 2nd.  The race route winds through the scenic roads, fields, and trails of Lincoln. Colorfully decorated scarecrows along the course guide participants through … Read more

Impressive Numbers in Garlic Mustard Management, Thank You!

LLCT brings you the fourth video in a series about garlic mustard. It’s now mid-June and the garlic mustard plant has gone to seed, although the seeds have not yet dispersed; thus, there is still time to pull and bag, if you can! Thank you Lincoln community for your management efforts this season; we are … Read more

New “Wild About Lincoln” Pocket Naturalist Guide Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE A New Pocket Naturalist Guide Showcases Species Found in Lincoln Lincoln, MA, Thursday, June 14, 2018. Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT) presents a new publication, “Wild About Lincoln:  An Introduction to Familiar Species” pocket naturalist guide. The guide is a unique learning tool that identifies species found commonly in Lincoln in a … Read more

People for Pollinators Meadow Update

LLCT staff and our summer intern, Mac, headed out to the People for Pollinators meadow this week to prepare a new bed for plugs of Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa). Also in bloom are the Baptisia, Golden Alexanders, Penstemon, and the Red Buckeye tree. We are very excited to see these plants established and flourishing! Come … Read more