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Sofie’s Wine Tasting – Extra Fun

Saturday afternoon was an extra special event at the East Quabbin Land Trust offices, thanks to Sofie Vanilla Cookie and her companion Steve. They hosted a Wine Tasting event, which was great fun and raised money for the land trust. Attendees enjoyed all that goes with a Sofie’s Test Kitchen party: excellent home-made food paired […]

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Last Saturday was a beautiful morning to be out watching and listening for birds at Wendemuth Meadow and Mandell Hill. These two preserves have large grassland areas, 20 acres or more, that are cut after the first week in July. That means that any young raised in the fields have enough time to fledge before […]

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Terrific Gathering Saturday Night

The 18th Annual Dinner and Silent Auction was another great affair. It’s always a good sign when the noise volume in the room gets loud with conversation and laughter! The musicians – Haley Hewitt, Bill Zinni, Bill Cole, Ken Levine, and guest banjo-picker Steve Brewer – shared their tremendous talents as guests joined the party […]

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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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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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Views improved

Our newest property, the Seven Acre Preserve, is a beautiful agricultural field on North Main Street in Petersham.  There is a stone wall running along the road, but has been overgrown with saplings and vines, blocking the view from travelers. On Saturday a great crew brought their loppers, chainsaws and brush cutters to clear more […]

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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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