November 2022 Wildlife Column: Winter Approaches

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 colors of the landscape are more muted now that most leaves have fallen, including the spectacular oranges and reds of sugar maples. Many oaks, however, cling to their leaves in a rich display of … Read more

October 2022 Wildlife Column: Fungi Galore 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. The past month has seen considerable sways in temperature, with the thermometer dipping into the thirties sporadically, but also a few summery days in the seventies. We have had some days of welcome rain, but … Read more

September 2022 Wildlife Column: Late Summer Flora 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. What a difference a year makes: my column for September 2021 described our unusually wet summer! We certainly could have used some of that rain this summer, as we have been in severe or critical … Read more

2022 Nest Box Monitoring Highlights

Patti Cable continued to volunteer for LLCT as a nest box monitor in 2022. She monitored 10 boxes throughout the season, starting in March. The last boxes were cleaned out and closed up in August. There are eight boxes in Chapman Pasture, one box in a small clearing near Twin Pond, and one box in … Read more

July 2022 Wildlife Column: Summer Flora and Fauna Amidst the Drought

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. This column will resume in September. We have enjoyed many sunny days over the past month, good for human activities such as picnics, day camps, and swimming. Aerial insectivores such as swallows have also benefited, … Read more

Pollinator Action Alert

Please take a moment this week and email or call your state representative and senator and ask them to support two pieces of legislation that would bolster pollinator habitat in MA. Don’t know who your legislators are? Use this link: https://malegislature.gov/search/findmylegislator The first piece of legislation is  H.4603, An Act to Protect Pollinator Habitat Here’s a template … Read more

Snakes of New England June 2022 Program

A crowd enjoyed getting up close and personal with snakes on June 15th at the “Snakes of New England and the World” program led by Rick Roth of the Cape Ann Vernal Pond Team.

June 2022 Wildlife Column: Solstice Approaches

Written by Gwyn Loud for the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust. She welcomes your sightings and questions at 781-259-8690 or gwynloud555@gmail.com. Summer arrives officially on June 21, the solstice, but we had a preview of the new season with sizzling temperatures and high humidity on May 21 and 22 ( a high of 97 ℉ ). … Read more

Dark Sky Letter by June 2 2022

The Dark Sky Bill scored a victory a few months ago. The Senate version (S.2147) was voted FAVORABLY out of the Telecommunication, Utilities, and Energy (TUE) Committee and forwarded to the Senate Ways & Means Committee.  The House version (H.3306) was retained in TUE with an extension, and a plan to bundle it together with … 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