Sudbury

Fisher at SVT's Memorial Forest

September 29, 2015

A fisher at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A fisher at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A fisher at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A fisher at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.

Craig Smith used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this fisher at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

Birds in Sudbury

February 22, 2015

A mute swan in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A mourning dove in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A downy woodpecker in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A red-shouldered hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A red-shouldered hawk in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
A blue jay in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed a blue jay, a red-shouldered hawk, a downy woodpecker, a mourning dove, and a mute swan around Sudbury.
Nobscot Scout Reservation, by David Blohm
Nobscot Scout Reservation, by David Blohm

PDF icon Nobscot Scout Reservation Trail Map Brochure

The Nobscot Scout Reservation, a 452-acre property in Framingham and Sudbury, is devoted to the outdoor education of students as well as to religious and community youth groups. The property is owned by the Mayflower Council of the Boy Scouts.

For information about camping or facilities reservations, please contact the Mayflower Council.

PDF icon Wolbach Farm Brochure and Map

Link to the Wolbach Farm Interpretive Trail

Following a bequest from John Wolbach, a long-time Sudbury resident and SVT member, Wolbach Farm has been SVT’s headquarters since 2004. John’s wishes were to preserve the land “predominately in its natural, scenic and open condition."

Round Hill, by Jill Kern
Round Hill, by Jill Kern

PDF icon Round Hill Brochure and Map

PDF icon Round Hill Interpretive Brochure

Round Hill is a drumlin, created during the last glacial period when a load of rocks and clay clogged the base of the ice so that it stopped moving. As the upper layers of ice retreated, they rode over this deposit and left it behind.

Purchased by SVT in 1964, the hill is now surrounded by other protected open space, more than 1,000 acres in all. 

Memorial Forest, by Raj Das
Memorial Forest, by Raj Das

PDF icon Memorial Forest Map and Brochure

Straddling the border of Sudbury and Marlborough are hundreds of acres of public and private open space dedicated primarily to conservation. These lands include the General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest (owned by SVT),  other lands owned by GFWCM, two tracts of Marlborough State Forest, and conservation lands owned by Town of Sudbury and City of Marlborough.

PDF icon Lyons-Cutler Trail Map Brochure

PDF icon Interpretive Guide Brochure

SVT acquired ownership of Lyons-Cutler in several stages, beginning in 1961 with a three-acre gift from Mary Goodnow Cutler. Another eight acres came in 1967 with two gifts, one from Kenneth and Joseph Cutler and one from Roland Cutler. In the following year SVT purchased the core piece of the reservation, a 59-acre parcel from Edward Lyons. The most recent addition to SVT’s reservation came in the form of a three-acre gift from Forrest Bradshaw in 1985. 

Gray Reservation, by Mark Levinson
Gray Reservation, by Mark Levinson

PDF icon Gray Reservation Map and Brochure

Glacial Features Walk:  Enjoy a self-guided tour of the glacial features at Gray. Use your cell phone or mobile device to scan QR codes to listen to a narrated tour or read a transcript of the narration. Go to the Glacial Features Walk.

Read about the Red Flags project, May 2017

Brues Woods, by Wayne Hall
Brues Woods, by Wayne Hall

PDF icon Brues Woods Interpretive Nature Trail

PDF icon Brues Woods Trail Map Brochure

Brues Woods' upland trails pass through mature pines. Plank walkways carry the trail across Bridge Brook and through damp areas in the adjacent wooded wetland with its tangled under-story and fallen trees.

A local Eagle Scout created an interpretive nature trail brochure that describes the trees at six markers along the trail. A complete tour takes less than an hour over moderately easy terrain, with some briefly steep spots. 

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