Calendar

Full Moon Paddle

July 8, 2017 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Location:

Lake Whitehall, Hopkinton

Leader:

Simon Vos , SVT Volunteer

Price:

$10 (free for SVT members)

Whitehall Reservoir in Hopkinton is a very clean and serene lake, shallow and easy to maneuver. Paddle around and explore some of the many small islands found in the lake by the light of the full moon. The area teems with wildlife! Since this is a night-time paddle, experienced paddlers only. BYOB (Bring your own boat) PFDs required. 

Exploring Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary and the Lives of Beavers

July 9, 2017 10:00am to 12:30pm

Location:

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary, 690 Linden Street, Boylston

Leader:

Dan Stimson, SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship

Price:

Free

Join Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship at Sudbury Valley Trustees, for a walk along the 1.5 miles of trails at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston. We will discuss the habitats found at the Sanctuary, as well as the wildlife that call it home! We’ll take time to explore the beaver ponds found along Wrack Meadow Brook and talk about the ways in which beavers shape their environment, and how the changes they cause affect other wildlife species.

Sudbury Valley Trustees worked to preserve these 45 acres of wildlife habitat in 2014. 

Space is limited. Registration required at info@SummerStarWildlife.org.

Weekday Walk at Whitney Field and Kennedy Bowers, Stow

July 13, 2017 9:30am to 11:00am

Location:

Whitney Field & Kennedy Bowers CR, Stow

Leader:

Chelsea Polevy, Regional Conservation Coordinator, MassLIFT AmeriCorps Member

Price:

Free

Mowed fields surrounded by stone walls provide open field habitat, and those fields left to grow feature a variety of native grasses and wildflowers. These properties help extend conservation land in the region, linking up with protected land in Acton, Boxborough and Stow.

SVT's Weekday Walks are a series of free guided walks at SVT properties throughout the region. Weekday Walks are held on Thursdays from 9:30 am - 11:00 am. 

Bees, Birds, & Butterflies in the Garden

July 19, 2017 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Location:

McAuliffe Branch Library, Framingham

Leader:

Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director

Price:

Free

Learn more about attracting pollinators to your garden with Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director. Using a stunning collection of photographs, Lisa will introduce some of the many winged creatures that benefit from nature-based gardening, and she will provide tips for increasing wildlife sightings.

Co-sponsored by Stearns Farm CSA.

Stearns Farm CSA is a sustainable all natural farm providing locally grown food in Framingham. Offering both summer and winter shares. Stearns Farm is located on conservation land donated to Sudbury Valley Trustees in 1975. 

Cut Flower Basics

August 19, 2017 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:

Stearns Farm, Framingham

Leader:

Melanie Hardy, Stearns Farmer

Price:

$15 ($5 for SVT members)

Flower and vegetable farmer Melanie Hardy will lead a tour through the Stearns Farm pick-your-own flower field, and share her favorite annual cut flower varieties. Learn the basics of flower cutting and proper harvesting methods. Participants will also make a large “farm style” bouquet to take home. Dress in "gardening" clothes and bring clippers and a large jar or vase for transporting flowers.

Space is limited; registration required. Discounted fee of $5 for Stearns Farm sharers and SVT members. Stearns Farm sharers, choose "YES" for "I am an SVT Member" and include "Stearns Farm" in the comments to receive member rate.

Co-sponsored by Stearns Farm CSA. 

Stearns Farm CSA is a sustainable all natural farm providing locally grown food in Framingham. Offering both summer and winter shares. Stearns Farm is located on conservation land donated to Sudbury Valley Trustees in 1975.