Spring Walk Linking Three Great Conservation Properties

Harvard Conservation Commission’s Land Stewardship Subcommittee is leading a hike on Sunday, April 8, meeting at 1:30 pm at the parking lot for Village Nursery School on Poor Farm Road in Harvard.

From our start, the full route includes three properties. We begin with a loop on the Harvard Conservation Trust’s scenic Ohlin Property down to the banks of Bowers Brook. We next swing through Harvard’s Town Forest and then cross over Rt. 2 on Poor Farm Road to traverse the Kaufmann land, taking in its striking cliffs. Finally, for the energetic, there’s an additional extension following the Kaufmann Trail to South Shaker Rd (dotted line on the map), and back.

Enjoy our public land and a great hike nearby. Moderate pace; about 3 hours on uneven terrain for full route. Drizzle/flurries ok; rain or much snow (ground or air) cancels. Well-controlled dogs OK. Personal tick protection suggested.

Contact Jim Adelson at jamesadelson@charter.net for more information.

 

Bluebirds in the Snow

 
Beautiful, but let’s think spring!

 

 

 

Photos submitted by Robin Right.

Bluebirds at the Feeder

 
Bluebird photos submitted by Robin Right.

 

 

 

Lives of Beavers at Horse Meadows Knoll

Come learn about the history of beavers in Massachusetts, and the important role they play in creating habitat for a wide range of wildlife!  Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship at the Sudbury Valley Trustees, will lead a presentation and slideshow on these amazing creatures, focusing on the beavers and wildlife of Harvard’s newest conservation land, Horse Meadows Knoll, to illustrate.

Date and Time:  March 12, 2018, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Harvard Public Library, 4 Pond Rd

Leader: Dan Stimson, SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship

Price: Free

Register online at: https://www.svtweb.org/calendar/lives-beavers-horse-meadows-knoll

Moon Over Harvard

Great Horned Owl

Great Horned Owl silhouetted against the sky. Submitted by Robin Right.