Berlin

Northern Bobwhite in Berlin

April 28, 2020

A northern bobwhite at Great Oak Farm in Berlin, photographed by Gordon Miller.
A northern bobwhite at Great Oak Farm in Berlin, photographed by Gordon Miller.

Gordon Miller photographed this northern bobwhite at Great Oak Farm in Berlin.

Northern Flicker in Berlin

April 27, 2020

A northern flicker in Berlin.
A northern flicker in Berlin.
A northern flicker in Berlin.
A northern flicker in Berlin.
A northern flicker in Berlin.
A northern flicker in Berlin.

A member in Berlin photographed this northern flicker.

Wendler Property Protected!

On March 30, 2020, SVT and the Town of Berlin completed the protection of the Wendler Property near the town’s boundary with Bolton.

SVT and the Town have been working on this project for several months. We temporarily purchased the 30-acre property with the intent to sell it to Berlin once the town freed up the funds to reimburse us.The town has now purchased the land, and we hold a conservation restriction over it. 

A hiking trail planned for the Wendler Property will link Berlin conservation lands on Lancaster Road with Bolton's Fyfeshire Conservation Area on Wattaquadock Hill Road. Trail work has been suspended during the statewide business closures, but we plan to finish it and announce a grand opening once we are able to hold group activities again. 

Read more about the Wendler Property.

Wendler
Wendler Stream - tributary to North Brook
Wendler forest

SVT has worked with the Town of Berlin to protect the Wendler Property near the town's boundary with Bolton. SVT temporarily purchased the property until Berlin could free up the necessary funds. On March 30, 2020, the Town purchased the land from us, and SVT holds a conservation restriction over it. A new hiking trail will connect with the trails on Town of Bolton lands.

Sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin

March 6, 2020

A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.
A sharp-shinned hawk in Berlin.

A member in Berlin photographed this sharp-shinned hawk near their home.

Eastern Bluebird in Berlin

March 3, 2020

An eastern bluebird in Berlin.
An eastern bluebird in Berlin.

A member in Berlin photographed this eastern bluebird near their home.

Bluebird in Berlin

March 6, 2020

An eastern bluebird in Berlin, photographed by John Steffann.
An eastern bluebird in Berlin, photographed by John Steffann.

John Steffann photographed this eastern bluebird at his feeder in Berlin.

Bobcat in Berlin

January 14, 2020

A bobcat in Berlin, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Walter Bickford.
A bobcat in Berlin, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Walter Bickford.

Walter Bickford used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this bobcat in Berlin.

Berlin Trail Gets New Parking Area

Great Oak Farm. Photo by Brent Mathison

Great news for Greak Oak Farm.

The Town of Berlin recently completed the new parking area for the trail at Great Oak Farm on Sawyer Hill Road in Berlin. SVT has installed a sign marking the entrance.

In 2018, the Town of Berlin and SVT purchased a conservation restriction on the property, and we opened a perimeter trail last fall. Now, the new parking area will make it easier for everyone to tour this pretty farm in the northeast corner of town.

You can find directions and a trail map on our Great Oak Farm page.

 

Nature in Berlin

August 13, 2019

An eastern bluebird in Berlin, photographed by Al Collinson.
An eastern bluebird in Berlin, photographed by Al Collinson.
A monarch butterfly chrysalis in Berlin, photographed by Al Collinson.
A monarch butterfly chrysalis in Berlin, photographed by Al Collinson.

Al Collinson photographed an eastern bluebird and a monarch butterfly chrysalis in Berlin.

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