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

2022 Vernal Pool Program Recording

In February 2022 Michele Grzenda, the Town of  Lincoln’s Conservation Director gave a wonderful zoom presentation entitled “Lincoln’s Woodland Vernal Pools”. While sharing videos, audio, and photos with the audience, Michele spoke about obligate species as well as other wildlife that benefit from vernal pools. Michele also shared some tips for finding and certifying vernal … Read more

Posting for 2022 Summer Intern Position

The Town of Lincoln’s Conservation Department and Lincoln Land Conservation Trust are hiring 2 seasonal field assistant positions to support the management of conservation land by controlling invasive species, maintaining trails, participating in Town-wide Pollinator Action Plan projects and performing various other land use projects. Specific examples include mowing trails, clearing historic stonewalls, planting and … Read more

February 2022 Wildlife Column: Maples, Beavers, 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. Ms. G, the official Massachusetts groundhog, who lives at Drumlin Farm, did not see her shadow on Feb. 2. If folklore is correct, this means that spring will arrive early this year. Time will tell. … Read more

Program Recording: Photographing Moments in Nature with Barbara Peskin 2022

Barbara Peskin, local photographer, gave a wonderful presentation in February, 2022 for LLCT. In this casual “fireside chat” style program, she shared stories and pictures of favorite moments in nature, and offered some photography tips to the audience. The program recording can be viewed here. 

January 2022 Wildlife Column: Temperature Swings and Bird Count Results

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 has seen wide swings in temperature, going from 61℉ on Dec. 16 to nighttime single digits the week of January 10. In between we had quite mild weather over Christmas and New … Read more

Program Recording: January 2022 Light Pollution

Dr. James Lowenthal gave a wonderful presentation on January 13, 2022 to a virtual audience of more than 50 community members. Lowenthal spoke about the encroachment of light pollution in Lincoln, despite dark sky efforts several years ago. The lost of dark nights has negative impacts on all living creatures, as even diurnal species (such … Read more

December 2021 Wildlife Column: Winter Landscapes 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. Winter will officially start on Dec. 21, the solstice, and thereafter the lengthening hours of daylight will cheer us, even though the cold of the season lies ahead. The past month has seen only a … Read more