Storybook Trail: Henry Hikes to Fitchburg

Save the Date:  Harvard Conservation Trust Storybook Trail, September 10-30

Introduce your children to the wonders of spending time in the woods with Harvard Conservation Trust’s Storybook Trail, featuring Henry Hikes to Fitchburg by D. B. Johnson.

What: Storybook Trail walk
When: September 10 – September 30. Drop in at your convenience (open
dawn until dusk)
Where: Muller Trail (parking lot just past 74 Littleton County Road)

Destination:Nature Juried Art Show

Harvard Conservation Trust is partnering with Fivesparks to celebrate art and nature with the Destination:Nature Juried Art Show.  Regional artists are invited to submit works inspired by Harvard’s conservation land.   Artists – both those who create in plein air environments as well as studio artists and all artists who are inspired by nature are encouraged to participate. Art selected by juror Sarah Montross, senior curator at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, will be exhibited at Fivesparks between November 1 and December 17.

Details are available at www.destination-nature.org.

The Destination:Nature art show is the first in a series of events celebrating HCT’s 50th anniversary.  We hope you will join us  – your donations and volunteer efforts have made our land conservation possible!

A big shout out to Bearwalk Cinema for producing this beautiful video! 

Storybook Trail Featuring ‘The Mitten’ by Jan Brett

Walk the New Storybook Trail

The Harvard Conservation Trust invites you to visit the Storybook Trail featuring “The Mitten” by Jan Brett. This Storybook Trail experience is ideal for young readers of all levels.

An easy 1/2 mile hike takes you through an open meadow, meanders into the forest and past a mysterious boulder field.  Read the beautiful book “The Mitten,” based on a popular Ukrainian fairytale. Written and illustrated by Massachusetts native Jan Brett, this story follows one lost mitten and a group of curious forest animals as they prepare for winter.

When: March 20-April 2nd Drop in at your convenience (open
dawn until dusk)

Where: Burgess-Brown Land. Street parking and trailhead found
at the end of Murray Lane in Harvard, MA.

Harvard Conservation Trust Annual Meeting

Guest Speaker Lindsay Randall, Expert on Local Indigenous Peoples

Harvard, MA and the broader Nashoba Valley have a deep and rich indigenous history that spans over 15,000 years to the present day.  HCT is pleased to announce that Lindsay Randall, Curator of Education and Outreach at the Robert S. Peabody Institute of Archaeology at Phillips Academy, is the keynote speaker for the Harvard Conservation Trust’s annual meeting this November.  A passionate archaeologist and educator, Lindsay uses material objects to bring historic cultures to life. She will explore the fascinating history of Native Americans in and around Harvard, focusing on how the geographical landscape shaped their way of life. Throughout the evening, the audience will have an opportunity to examine real and reproduction artifacts.

We will also highlight the success of the HCT-Bromfield Community Service Collaboration, featuring the great work of the Bromfield stewards-in-training for Harvard’s trails.

This is an in-person event for HCT members and parents of Bromfield students only. Please register using the link below.  We ask that attendees be vaccinated and require everyone to wear a mask.  Not a member yet and want to attend? Visit harvardconservationtrust.org/join.

Date and Time: Wednesday, November 17, at 7 pm
Place: Harvard Historical Society, 215 Still River Road, Harvard, MA

Please register at bit.ly/HCTannualmeeting by November 15th.