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Michelle Wronski, of Barre, brought many of her finished carved birds to the April potluck supper on Sunday. But there were also birds in various states of completion so we could really see how a block of wood is transformed into a finished piece of art. She demonstrated how to carve with a knife, carefully […]

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Thanks to funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Massachusetts Service Alliance, we had a terrific work day advancing projects to beautify and enhance the visitor experience at the Mass Central Rail Trail. Over twenty people spent the better part of the day creating a pollinator garden, cleaning up the main […]

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Forty town representatives from all over the East Quabbin region got together on Thursday evening to talk and share ideas about their local bylaws and how to handle to onslaught of proposals for commercial solar developments. The state incentives, currently known as SMART incentives, have pushed a new wave of development. Members of town planning […]

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Our March potluck featured pulled pork, pork ribs, mashed potatoes, garlic bread, roasted vegetables and much more. Lots of great eats for all! Don’t miss our next potluck on April 14th. Then Joshua Bruckner, from Mass Dept of Agriculture brought us up to date on the Asian Long-horned Beetle infestation of Worcester. Fortunately, after almost […]

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There is a new grant fund for woodland landowners who want to create a Forest Management Plan with Bird Habitat Assessment built right into the document. Promoting wildlife is often a major goal for woodland owners. And there are many things that can be done to actively promote better and diverse bird habitat. This special […]

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Scenes from our February potluck

We had a full house during our February 10th potluck supper. Great food and fun making collages from paste paper with Ann Hicks. Before beginning the project, Ann shared a story about creativity with the students. The story is inserted below, after the picture. Join us for the March 10th potluck and MEET THE (asian […]

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EQLT held our first Holiday Bird Count this past Saturday, December 29th. We had a beautiful sunny day ahead of us, with nearly 40 eager birders of all ages and experience levels turning out. The day started with an introductory bird identification training session, Bird ID Bingo, and a memory game. We began the bird […]

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The cold wind was blowing, but once we started the walk it didn’t feel so bad. Harry took us on a large loop through his woods off Petersham Road in Hardwick to see the results of 25 years of forest management looks like. Over that time, the Webb’s have completed seven timber sales, removing over […]

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Leaf Pressing Art Work

Haley Hewitt, our Youth Education Coordinator through the Americorps Terracorps program, held a leaf pressing art project today at the Ware Young Men’s Library. Many young people came for this fun activity, a great way to spend a rainy morning! Haley introduced the youth to different books that use leaves in their art work. Leaves […]

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Witness Tree reading by author

Lynda V. Mapes spoke during our Annual Membership Meeting and shared her book Witness Tree. The book uses a century-old red oak to tell the story of our changing climate. As a Bullard Fellow at the Harvard Forest, Lynda got to dive in deeply with “her” witness tree, the network of scientists and community members […]

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