Run for the Hills 2018: new course, live music, and more

Please join us for the 9th annual Run for the Hills 5K trail race! Sunday October 21st; registration opens at 9:00 a.m. with 10:00 start.

New Location! Run starts and ends at Community Harvest Project orchard (115 Prospect Hill Rd) and traverses the scenic and challenging Prospect Hill Conservation area. As a less strenuous alternative, participants can register for a 2K “Orchard Walk” featuring some of the best views in Harvard.
Easy online registration at: 5K registration fee is $30, with special rates for HCT members and early bird registration before 9/8, and youth ($20), orchard walk only ($20), and families ($60). Free T-shirt to all runners and walkers registered by Friday  October 5th.

All proceeds from the 5K trail race and orchard benefit the Harvard Conservation Trust!

Come One, Come All to Horse Meadows Knoll Opening Celebration

Saturday, September 29th, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. at Horse Meadows on Sherry Road in Harvard.

Come celebrate and explore the opening of Harvard’s newest conservation area.  Staff and Board members of the Harvard Conservation Trust and Sudbury Valley Trustees will be on hand to share the story behind their partnership to protect this ecological gem, as well as provide guided walks of the land with its rocky outcrops, varied terrain and natural communities, and active wildlife.

Pre-registration is requested but not required at:

Tonight! Presentation & Book Signing: “Natural World of Winnie the Pooh”

Monday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. in Volunteers Hall, the Garden Club of Harvard and the Harvard Conservation Trust will co-host author and landscape designer Kathryn Aalto. Aalto will discuss her book, “The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh,” exploring the real landscapes of Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood and the influence of landscape in shaping the classic tales of Winnie the Pooh.   Aalto was related to the late Erhart Muller, a long-time Shaker Road resident and Harvard Conservation Trust co-founder.  The presentation is free and open to the public; donations to HCT’s Muller Conservation Collaborative are encouraged; copies of The Natural World of Winnie the Pooh available for purchase.

Guided Mushroom Walk

Guided Mushroom Walk
Saturday Sept 22, 2018 10:30

Amateur mycologists Al Ferry, George Davis and Joan Finger are leading the walk. This time of year can be ideal for the growth of mushrooms, and the recent damp weather may help push them into view.  This (mostly!) annual event is always a fun and interesting walk. Join a group of enthusiasts who head into the woods to discover, identify and learn about the mushrooms and fungi found in our woodlands.

We will gather in the driveway of 56 Stow Road in Harvard.  This event is open to all (no dogs, please), and will take place (light) rain or shine. Severe weather cancels. If in doubt call Abbe Alpert 508-479-3182

Look closely . . .


Walking stick photo submitted by Robin Right.