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 format that is easy for both children and adults to use. The guide has roughly 15-20 familiar species for each of the following categories:  birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians, insects and invertebrates, butterflies and moths, trees and shrubs, wildflowers, and lichens and fungi. Each species is represented with a color image and a brief description. There is a simplified map of protected areas in Lincoln on the back panel for easy reference.

“Wild About Lincoln” is a customized naturalist guide that has been compiled by local experts to ensure that it displays a wide variety of familiar species that are found in Lincoln. While not exhaustive, the guide is useful for novices and experts alike.

LLCT will distribute the guide during the 2019 Membership drive season and is giving sets to all public and private Lincoln-based schools this spring and into next fall. Additionally, several Lincoln-based community agencies and organizations, including the Conservation Commission and Council on Aging, are receiving sets, and LLCT program participants throughout 2018-19 will receive complimentary copies. Attendees at the upcoming “Wild About Lincoln” Live Animal Program on June 23rd from 3:00 – 4:00 PM at Hartwell B Pod will each receive a guide. Current LLCT Members were given copies at the 2018 Annual Meeting held on May 14. Guides will go into circulation at the Lincoln Public Library in the Nature Backpacks that were designed by LLCT and co-funded with the Friends of the Lincoln Library. Backpacks are available for checkout in the Children's Department.

About the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust (LLCT)

Lincoln Land Conservation Trust protects the rural character of Lincoln, Massachusetts by holding conservation land in trust for the benefit of the residents of Lincoln and the general public, and encourages preservation, enjoyment, education, and scientific study of Lincoln’s natural areas.

Funding

Produced by the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust with funds raised during the 2017-18 Bob Davoli and Eileen McDonagh matching campaign and at the 2018 benefit concert, and grants from The Ogden Codman Trust and the Lincoln School Foundation. This program is also supported in part by a grant from the Lincoln Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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