Construction at the Richardson Preserve

Construction of a gravel parking lot near the street at the Richardson Nature Preserve has been in the planning stages for several years, and is expected to take place this month. Cryan Landscape Contractors will be doing the work.  The plans have been approved by the Attleboro Conservation Commission and the lot will be similar to gravel lots at the Colman Reservation and the Nickerson Preserve.  This will solve the issue of cars getting stuck in the mud, as typically happens in early spring.

We may have to close the main entrance to the preserve during construction.  Pedestrian access will still be available on Wilmarth Street about 200 yards east of the main entrance where the Vernal Pool trail enters the preserve.

Virtual Mythology “G-Odyssey” Scavenger Hunt

The Attleboro Land Trust is again hosting an event for families as part of the annual Big Read program of the Attleboro Public Library.  This year, the entire community is reading the book Circe by Madeline Miller.  The event will be a Scavenger Hunt to find hidden gods and goddesses from the book using the free Goose Chase EDU smartphone app.  The event will be held from October 9 through October 18, from dawn to dusk, at a location to be determined.

The location of this event was originally going to be the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve.  However, we may have to change the location to another one of our preserves because of a conflict with construction at the main entrance to the Richardson Preserve.  Check this website for final word on where the Scavenger Hunt event will be held.

To register, go to attleboros1abc.org , then click on Events to receive instructions and a link to download the free Goose Chase app.