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Woodland Connections for Women

Yesterday morning we had a terrific walk and talk at Susan Lincoln’s property in Ware. We gathered by the house for a round of introductions and then headed to the woods. On the way to the valley overlook, the conversation meandered from reasons for harvesting (or not) wood, erosion from roads and the importance of […]

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Changing weather patterns – with warmer temperatures and shifting amounts of water – is evident in our daily lives. But what does this mean for the natural world that sustains us? Rebecca Quiñones, the rivers and streams project leader at MassWildlife, shared her expertise and ongoing research into the changes already happening in our cold-water […]

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Finding Native American Artifacts

The Hardwick Town House was at capacity Sunday afternoon as people from all over the area came to learn more about Finding Native American Artifacts. Thank you to Jen, Mark, Charlie and Boo for sharing their passion for finding and preserving, mostly stone, artifacts left by native peoples that inhabited the local area. By walking […]

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The multiflora rose took a serious hit today at Mandell Hill. With help from Martha, Bill, Fred, Elliot, Tom, Kane, Mark, John, Robin and Cynthia the outline for the llama paddock is clear. We’re expanding the paddock to about 3-1/2 acre area from just over an acre last year. This will give the llamas lots […]

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Planning for the future

Last night we had a great session talking about land conservation and estate planning. About 20 people converged on the North Brookfield Senior Center. We heard from Harry Webb about their experience moving to Hardwick and growing understanding about the farmland stewardship responsibilities over time. They have done several timber harvests over the decades, and […]

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Happy New Year 2017!

We had a terrific walk at the Mass Central Rail Trail today – a beautiful sunny afternoon, with clear air and mild temperatures. We started from the former New Braintree train station at the intersection of Hardwick and West Roads and headed towards Wheelwright. Our annual group photograph was taken on the pony truss. The […]

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Happy Times at the Holiday Open House

Supporters came from all over the East Quabbin region to celebrate the holidays together with good food and cheer. Everyone had such a good time, we’re already planning on getting together next year!                                      

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Nicks and scratches from the multiflora rose was just one outcome from the work accomplished on Saturday morning, but nobody seemed to mind. It’s satisfying seeing all the brambles and brush cut away from the wall and in a windrow, waiting for a tractor push into a pile. And that’s just what happened along the […]

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This morning we got to walk through the Kohn’s woods, looking at the results of their recent timber sale. First we heard directly from Judy and Henry about their goals for the land, including their interest in providing places for wildlife of all kinds to live and increasing the diversity of tree species on the […]

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Walking along the Ware River

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