March 2020 Wildlife Column: Spring Arrives!

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings, pictures, and questions at 781 259 8690 or Spring will arrive officially on March 19, the vernal equinox, but we have had signs of the new season for several weeks.  A warm spell on Mar. 9 and 10 produced temperatures … Read more

Lincoln Pollinator Action Plan: Planting the Way for Biodiversity and Climate Resilience

LLCT is pleased to announce our new pollinator corridor initiative! This project is developed in partnership with Evan Abramson of LandscapeInteractions and Dr. Robert Gegear, a professor of biology at UMASS Dartmouth. We propose to rebuild functionally diverse native ecosystems with site-specific pollinator habitat designs, which will be based on scientific study of plant-pollinator ecology … Read more

April 2019 Wildlife Column: The Spring Chorus Begins!

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings, pictures, and questions at 781-259-8690 or March did indeed support the folklore and “go out like a lamb”, with abnormally warm temperatures at the end of the month. April has started off with mix of mild days and cold nights, … 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

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

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

Third Garlic Mustard Video Published

LLCT has published a third video on how to extract and dispose of garlic mustard. We are joined in this video by Stacy, Tim, and Jen of Lincoln’s Conservation Department. They have been pulling the invasive plant around town and we join them at the Muster Field on May 10th to remove garlic mustard from … Read more

New Garlic Mustard Pull Video Series: Watch Now!

garlic mustard in april

This spring we are creating a series of videos on how to manage the invasive plant — garlic mustard, at each stage of its growth. In this first video we are seeing the plant, which is an annual, in its first stage of growth emerge and form a rosette of round, or heart-shaped leaves. Jane … Read more