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  • Conserve and care for over 4300 acres of fields, forests, and farms in the 36 communities surrounding the Assabet, Sudbury, and Concord Rivers.
  • Maintain more than 55 miles of hiking trails.
  • Help friends and neighbors connect with nature through our events, programs, and outings.
  • Assist local organizations in their efforts to protect the region’s most important natural areas.

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Whitehall Woods, Hopkinton
Whitehall Woods, Hopkinton

SVT's Whitehall Woods is situated between Upton State Forest and Whitehall State Park on Pond Street in Hopkinton. The wooded property is home to a trail that can be used to access the adjacent Upton State Forest. The property consists of varied terrain and habitat type including white pine-red oak forest with scattered pockets of red maple in lowland areas. A large vernal pool is located near the trail head. The land was protected in October 2016 in partnership with Hopkinton Area Land Trust, who owns a conservation restriction on the property. The trail was opened to the public in June, 2017.

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Nature Sightings

A Monarch butterfly laying eggs on a common milkweed plant in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.
A Monarch butterfly laying eggs on a common milkweed plant in Westborough, photographed by Nan Burke.

June 18, 2017

Nan Burke photographed this Monarch butterfly as it laid eggs on a common milkweed plant near her home. Nan has been collecting seeds, planting, and raising common milkweed to encourage monarchs, and has helped SVT with our Places for Pollinators project.

A short-tailed weasel in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
A short-tailed weasel in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.

June 16, 2017

Dan Trippe photographed a Baltimore oriole, an eastern phoebe, an eastern kingbird, an American black duck, and a short-tailed weasel in Sudbury.

An American bullfrog at Eames Brook in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.
An American bullfrog at Eames Brook in Framingham, photographed by Michael Kolodny.

June 8, 2017

Michael Kolodny photographed an American bullfrog and a painted turtle at Eames Brook in Framingham.

A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

June 7, 2017

Steve Forman photographed a song sparrow and a ruby-throated hummingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

A snapping turtle at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Stimson.
A snapping turtle at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Stimson.

June 5, 2017

Dan Stimson photographed this snapping turtle after she had laid her eggs in a field at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury.