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White-tailed Deer in Harvard

November 19, 2018

White-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
White-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these white-tailed deer in Harvard. 

White-tailed Deer in Harvard

November 10, 2018

A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A white-tailed deer in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these white-tailed deer in Harvard.

Bobcat in Harvard

November 17, 2018

Steve Cumming recorded this video of a bobcat in Harvard.

Bobcat in Harvard

November 15, 2018

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

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

Barred Owl in Harvard

November 12, 2018

A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
A barred owl in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.

Robin Right photographed this barred owl in Harvard.

Red-tailed Hawk in Harvard

September 23, 2018

A red-tailed hawk in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.
A red-tailed hawk in Harvard, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Steve Cumming.

Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this red-tailed hawk in Harvard.

Bobcat in Harvard

October 22, 2018

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

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

Saving the Smith Property: We Reached Our Goal!

Photo by Paul Bakstran

Update, November 6, 2018: We reached our crowdfunding goal!   
Nearly 100 donors came together to contribute over $35,000 to this campaign ($35,799 to be exact). This enthusiastic support energizes us to secure the remaining funds for the project through foundation grants. Thank you to all who contributed.


SVT and the Town of Harvard—with the cooperation of Littleton Conservation Trust—are teaming up to purchase the 60-acre Smith Property and protect its ecological assets.

The property, which has been owned by the Smith family for generations, includes forest, wetlands, and old farm fields. It runs along both sides of Whitcomb Avenue and is wedged between Black Pond in Harvard and Beaver Brook in Littleton. 

With all of these features and with caverns and caves scattered throughout, the Smith Property has become a beloved community asset, well-known for its spectacular views, its unique wildlife habitat, and its agricultural history.

Once we purchase the property, we'll create hiking trails so the public can explore and enjoy this beautiful landscape.

SVT must raise $185,000 for our portion of the project. We have applied for several foundation grants, and we have launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise $35,000 toward the purchase price by November 15.

Learn more about the project.

Trail Opens at Horse Meadows Knoll

On Saturday, September 29, SVT and the Harvard Conservation Trust (HCT) wrapped up a two-year collaborative project with the official opening of our new hiking trail at Horse Meadows Knoll. Several local officials and many interested hikers joined us for the early-morning event, which included trail walks led by SVT staff and board.

This lovely property on Sherry Road in Harvard is a great place to view bird, beaver, and bat activity. The 1-mile trail meanders by a beautiful pond and wetlands, and it also passes rocky outcroppings and goes up and over a drumlin-shaped knoll.

Explore it for yourself! Learn more and download a trail map.

 

PDF icon Horse Meadows Knoll Trail Map Brochure

About the Property

Horse Meadows Knoll sits adjacent to the Horse Meadows Reservoir, which is now a beautiful naturalized pond. The property is forested with a mixture of hardwood species, white pine, and hemlock, and it provides habitat for multiple endangered species.

The Harvard Conservation Trust (HCT) and SVT worked together to protect this land. HCT owns the land, and SVT holds a conservation restriction. SVT manages the land and worked with HCT to create hiking trails that offer beautiful views of the reservoir and its associated wetlands.

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