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Summer Guided Walks: Sudbury's Popular Conservation Areas

June 4, 2021 10:00am to July 2, 2021 11:30am

Leader:

Neela de Zoysa, botanist

Price:

$59 ($59 for SVT members)

Join Neela de Zoysa for a series of five socially distanced, outdoor guided walks this summer. While wearing a face mask, enjoy vistas and explore Frost Farm Conservation area, Gray Reservation & Haynes Meadow,  Piper Farm, south side of Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge and the Wayside Inn property. These include town-owned conservation lands, Sudbury Valley Trustees’ properties, Wayside Inn and US Fish and Wildlife Service managed Refuges. Forests, fields, ponds and streams, native plants and animals are a few of the highlights. 

Options for morning, 10:00 - 11:30 am or afternoon, 3:30 - 5:00 pm walks Registration through L-S Adult Ed (program fee benefits the L-S Adult Ed program)

Co-Sponsored by Sudbury Conservation Commission and the Friends of the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge.  Neela de Zoysa is botanist, Sudbury resident, and a long-time instructor for the Native Plant Trust.

RiverFest: Community Paddle on the Sudbury River

June 19, 2021 10:00am to 12:00pm

Location:

Sudbury River, Rte 117 in Concord

Leader:

Ken Reeves, Paddle Leader and SVT Member

Price:

Free

After a long, isolating year, please join us for a Community Paddle along the Wild & Scenic Sudbury River.  SVT member Ken Reeves is an experienced instructor and trip leader. 

Paddlers must provide their own boat. PFDs (personal flotation device) required. 

RiverFest is an annual celebration of the Sudbury, Assabet, Concord Rivers Wild & Scenic

Guided Tour of Art on the Trails: Mending

July 21, 2021 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location:

Beals Preserve, Southborough

Leader:

Catherine Weber, artist

Price:

Free

The 2021 Art on the Trails: Mending outdoor art exhibit will showcase art projects that bring people together and heal. Like Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by joining the pieces with gold, and making the pottery stronger and more valuable in the process, artists were asked to consider how we can repair our fractured world through art and make our community and relationships stronger and more resilient. Join us for a guided tour of the exhibit with founder and director, artist Catherine Weber. Discover the pieces integrated along the trail. 

Art on the Trails is a annual juried outdoor art exhibition and poetry program founded and directed by Catherine Weber, and hosted by the Southborough Open Land Foundation in Elaine and Philip Beals Preserve in Southborough, MA. On display June 13 to September 26.

Image: Earth, Tree, Bowl, maple wood, bronze, ceramic bowl by Linda Hoffman

SVT Member Ice Cream Social

July 29, 2021 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Location:

Wolbach Farm, Sudbury

Price:

Free

SVT members are invited to join us for our traditional annual ice cream social, this year with a new twist!

Homemade ice cream will be provided by Trombetta's Farm in Marlborough, served directly from their ice cream truck. Relax on the lawn at Wolbach and see what's buzzing at the pollinator meadow or walk our 3/4 mile nature trail.

RSVP

Replay - Birds, Bees & Butterflies in the Garden - On Demand

August 1, 2021 12:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinar over Zoom

Leader:

Lisa Vernegaard, SVT Executive Director

Price:

Free

In this webinar recording, you will learn more about attracting pollinators to your garden. Designed and managed with nature in mind, our backyards and gardens can provide excellent wildlife habitat. Using a stunning collection of photographs, Lisa will introduce you to some of the many winged creatures that will benefit from nature-based gardening and provide some tips for increasing your wildlife sightings.

Please register to watch this replay and you will immediately receive an email containing the link to the recording. 

Replay: Spring Wildflowers - On Demand

August 1, 2021 12:00am

Location:

Your Home - View webinar recording

Leader:

Ted Elliman, plant ecologist

Price:

Free

Join plant ecologist Ted Elliman to learn about the spring wildflowers you may encounter in the forests, woodlands, and meadows of New England. Ted worked for many years for Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society) and is the author of "Wildflowers of New England."

Please register to watch this replay and you will immediately receive an email containing the link to the recording. 

Replay: Lives of Beavers - On Demand

August 1, 2021 12:30am

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Dan Stimson, Assistant Director of Stewardship

Price:

Free

Dan Stimson, SVT Assistant Director of Stewardship, offers a fascinating look at the life history of beavers and how their role in shaping their own habitat is important to many local wildlife species. In this zoom webinar, you will learn about beavers’ work on local conservation land, how the land has changed, and how conflicts that arise from those changes can be addressed.

Please register to watch this replay and you will immediately receive an email containing the link to the recording. 

Replay: Spring Wildflowers: Special Habitats - On Demand

August 1, 2021 12:30am

Location:

Your Home - View webinar recording

Leader:

Ted Elliman, plant ecologist

Price:

Free

Plant ecologist Ted Elliman returns to highlight the wildflowers of two special local habitats; one common, one rare. Learn about the wildflowers that flourish in our wetlands and those that are at home in the more unique pitch pine/scrub oak barrens habitat. Ted worked for many years for Native Plant Trust (formerly New England Wildflower Society) and is the author of "Wildflowers of New England."

Please register to watch this replay and you will immediately receive an email containing the link to the recording. 

Replay: Using Trail Cameras to Learn About Wildlife - On Demand

August 1, 2021 7:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinar over Zoom

Leader:

Sally Naser, CR Wildlife Cams

Price:

Free

Watch this recording of a webinar with wildlife camera specialist Sally Naser, of CR Wildlife Cams. Learn how trail cameras work and tips on where to set them up to reveal the secret lives of our wildlife neighbors. See beautiful & compelling photos and videos of wildlife in western & central Massachusetts and hear stories from the field along with tips on how you can get started in your own backyard.

Please register to watch this replay and you will immediately receive an email containing the link to the recording. 

Replay: Owls of Massachusetts - On Demand

August 2, 2021 12:00am

Location:

Your Home - Webinars over Zoom

Leader:

Andy Magee, SVT Board Member

Price:

Free

Join Andy Magee, SVT Board Member and avid birder and bird walk leader, for a fascinating introduction to the owls that live in our region. There are seven species of owls that breed in Massachusetts and two others that visit seasonally or on rare occasion. Learn about their identifying characteristics and how to improve your chances of actually seeing an owl. Owls are incredibly sophisticated predators, and participants will learn more details on their diets with an on-line dissection of an owl pellet - the wad of fur and bones that owls regurgitate after a successful hunt. 

Please register to watch this replay and you will immediately receive an email containing the link to the recording.