Earth Day 2021: Nature Walks
nature Walks on Earth Day
Join SVT Staff Members for a walk through one of our beautiful natural areas. Let's celebrate the beauty that surrounds us as we gather for group walks after a long hiatus.
All walks are planned for Earth Day, Thursday, April 22. Walks are for SVT members only and are limited to 10 participants. Registration required.
Nature Walk, at Forty Caves, Berlin/Clinton, 9:00 a.m.
- Join Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship, on a tour of this beautiful property where trails narrow to squeeze between rock outcroppings and glacial erratics punctuate the woodlands. North Brook rattles and gurgles beside the trail as it slips under a flat slab of rock. Register
Nature Walk, Hamlen Woods & Mainstone Farm, Wayland, 9:00 a.m.
- Kristin O'Brien, Land Steward, leads this walk through these popular properties in the heart of Wayland. Hamlen Woods encompasses upland forest and an old reservoir with beaver activity. The adjacent Mainstone Farm CR is a sweeping 218-acre landscape that includes agricultural fields and woodland. 4/15/21 update: Walk is full; please register to be added to the wait list. Register
Habitat Exploration Walk, Smith Conservation Land, Littleton, 9:00 a.m.
- Enjoy a walk through one of SVT's newest reservations while learning about SVT's effort to restore wildlife habitat. Laura Mattei, Director of Stewardship, will discuss the management challenges of plantation forests and invasive species, and she will highlight the joys of expansive marshes, vernal pools, cool rock formations, dark forest, and a gorgeous ravine and wetland corridor. Register
Forest Health Walk,Cowassock Woods & Ashland Town Forest, Framingham/Ashland, 9:00 a.m.
- Cowassock Woods and Ashland Town Forest are composed of a mosaic of mixed hardwood forest types, wetlands, vernal pools, and stream corridors. As you walk the trail, Matt Morris, an SVT AmeriCorps Member, will teach you how to judge the health of a forest, using indicators such as forest layers, plant density, and invasive species. Register
Land Protection Project Walk, O'Donnell Property, Marlborough, 3:00 p.m.
- Here's your chance to explore the site of a current land protection project. Christa Collins, Director of Land Protection, will describe the features of this delightful property that abuts Callahan State Park and includes a portion of the popular Beebe Pond Loop Trail. She'll also describe the long-term effort to protect this land. Register