RLF Public Forum January 18 2024

RLF will hold a public forum on Thursday, January 18th at 7pm via Zoom to present preliminary conceptual plans for redevelopment of a portion of the Mall at Lincoln Station. There will be a brief presentation and then questions and feedback welcome. Recording available here. If you have trouble viewing the link the browser, right … Read more

December 2023 Wildlife Column: Winter Landscapes

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com On December 21, the winter solstice, we shall officially welcome the new season, with the shortest amount of daylight in the year. Thereafter, the hours of daylight will gradually increase. The weather has been varied … Read more

A Letter to the Community Re: Rezoning

Published on November 30th 2023 on Lincoln Talk and submitted to the Lincoln Squirrel.  PDF Letter to the Community November 30, 2023 Dear Lincoln Residents, As the December 2nd Town Meeting approaches, we thought it would be helpful to briefly remind you of who we are, why we think our preliminary proposal to redevelop the … Read more

November 2023 Wildlife Column: Wildlife Activity as Winter Approaches

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 past month has seen wide swings in temperature, with summery days (up to 80℉!) at the end of October and the first hard frost in early November. In my garden it came the night … Read more

FAQs about the RLF

In advance of the HCA community forums and December Town Meeting, RLF has prepared a series of frequently asked questions (and answers) about the organization.   What is the RLF? What is the LLCT? “…let us set out in the hope that our descendants may say it has been not less well with them than … Read more

October 2023 Wildlife Column: Fall Colors and Highlights

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com October arrived feeling like summer, with temperatures up in the 80s during the first week. Rainfall in MetroWest for September was 4.62”  exceeding the September average of 3.77”, making this the third month in a … Read more

September 2023 Wildlife Column: Late Summer Fungi, Flowers, 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 Fall will arrive on Sept. 23, the autumnal equinox, but the first week of the month felt as if we were going back into summer. Unusually high temperatures and humidity made life uncomfortable, and I … Read more

2023 Nest Box Monitoring Report

The 2023 Nest Box Monitoring Season wrapped up in mid-August. Patti Cable, LLCT’s volunteer monitor submitted a summary of the 2023 season. Check out the highlights below. Patti documented 8 Eastern Bluebird nesting attempts and 4 Tree Swallow nesting attempts this year. She observed 34 Bluebird fledglings and 14 Tree Swallow fledglings. By contrast, 2022 … Read more

2023 Summer Land Stewards

A warm thanks to Sasha Astrof and Matt Morris for their hard work this summer as land stewards. LLCT and the Town of Lincoln Conservation Department jointly hired the two interns to work two days a week for each organization, a collaboration that has made it easier to offer full time internship opportunities and tackle … Read more

July 2023 Wildlife Column: Fungi, Butterflies, and Turtles Abound

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com So far, Lincoln has escaped the record-breaking heat which has gripped the southern US and much of the world. Climate change driven by human use of fossil fuels and exacerbated by El Nino, is impacting … Read more