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The timber decking on the short I-beam bridge that runs over a farm field access point in the Hardwick section of the Mass Central Rail Trail was showing signs of decay. Mushrooms were growing and several timbers were punky. With a generous donation from Howe Lumber of new timbers, the dedicated land trust volunteer core […]

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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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Check out this video that highlights the American kestrel box design by Harrison Achilles!

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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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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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Brush burning begins at Wendemuth

We had a successful day at Wendemuth Meadow at the start of the 2017 burning season. Two big piles were tackled, one at the corner of the wet meadow. The second up slope near a big rock. This will probably be a permanent burn pile location. In fact more brush is already pushed back into […]

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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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VIDEO: A Tour of Mandell Hill

Here is a short video tour of EQLT’s Mandell Hill located at Barre Road in Hardwick.

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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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