Harvard

American Robin in Harvard

May 12, 2020

An American robin in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An American robin in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this American robin at a nest in Harvard.

House Finch in Harvard

May 7, 2020

A house finch in a nest box in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A house finch in a nest box in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this house finch in its nest box in Harvard.

Black Bear in Harvard

May 6, 2020

An American black bear in Harvard, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.
An American black bear in Harvard, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Robin Right.

Robin Right used her automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this American black bear in Harvard.

American Robin in Harvard

May 4, 2020

An American robin in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
An American robin in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this American robin in Harvard.

House Finches in Harvard

May 4, 2020

House finches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
House finches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed these house finch chicks at their nest box in Harvard.

Feeder Birds in Harvard

March 4, 2020

American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal, a black-capped chickadee, and American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal, a black-capped chickadee, and American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A house finch in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A house finch in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed American goldfinches, northern cardinals, a black-capped chickadee, and a house finch at her feeders in Harvard.

Grand Opening at Smith

Dan Stimson and Laura Mattei (at right in photo) led the walk for our conservation partners. Photo by Rick Findlay.
Dan Stimson and Laura Mattei (at right in photo) led the walk for our conservation partners. Photo by Rick Findlay.
The walkers paused along the trail to discuss the wonderful wildlife habitat at Smith Conservation Land. Photo by Rick Findlay.
The walkers paused along the trail to discuss the wonderful wildlife habitat at Smith Conservation Land. Photo by Rick Findlay.

On Sunday, January 12, a day when the weather seemed more appropriate for early June, SVT and our conservation partners held a grand opening trail walk at the Smith Conservation Land on the Littleton-Harvard town line.

SVT's Laura Mattei (Director of Stewardship) and Dan Stimson (Assistant Director of Stewardship) led the walk for the project partners who helped purchase and protect this property. In attendance were representatives of Harvard Conservation Commission, Harvard Conservation Trust, Littleton Conservation Trust, and Littleton Conservation Commission. We were also pleased to welcome Steve Smith of the Smith family, who previously owned the land.

To make it easier for the public to access the trails, we have created a parking area on Whitcomb Avenue in Littleton. With trail loops now open on both sides of the road, Smith Conservation Land boasts expansive views of both Beaver Brook Marsh and Black Pond Ravine.

Get directions and a trail map.

Feeder Birds in Harvard

January 7, 2020

A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A blue jay in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A northern cardinal in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A white-throated sparrow in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A white-throated sparrow in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed a blue jay, a northern cardinal, and a white-throated sparrow in Harvard.

Trails Now Open at Smith

We've been talking about the Smith Conservation Land for months, and now you can see it for yourself.  

SVT has opened the hiking trails on this 60-acre property that spans the Littleton-Harvard town line. We've also added a parking area on Whitcomb Road.

Smith offers hikers expansive views of both Beaver Brook Marsh and Black Pond Ravine. There are trail loops on both sides of the road, and you can extend your walk by continuing onto additional Town of Harvard conservation lands. 

Directions and a trail map are available on our Smith Conservation Land page.

Coyote in Harvard

December 3, 2019

A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A coyote in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Harvard.

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