Fisher at SVT's Memorial Forest
September 29, 2015
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.