Calendar

Aug
17
Sat
Work Party @ Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve
Aug 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteers are needed on Saturday, August 17, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon to help clear brush along trails at the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve, located at the end of Hope Avenue off Newport Avenue. This gem of a preserve includes a pristine marsh along the Seven Mile River. Bring loppers and other brush cutting tools if you have them. Work gloves are recommended, along with long sleeve shirts, long pants, and socks for protection from poison ivy and insects. If you can bring a lawn mower or weed wacker, please let us know. Feel free to attend for just an hour or two as your schedule allows.

Proceeding on Route 123 west you will pass the South Attleboro American Legion on your right. Hope Avenue is the next left. Park on the right side of the street as you approach the end of Hope Avenue. Please try to avoid blocking any of the neighbors’ mailboxes. Rain date: Saturday, August 24.

Aug
24
Sat
Guided Walk @ Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve
Aug 24 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Local naturalist Gary Krofta will lead a guided walk at the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve on Saturday, August 24.  The preserve features a pristine freshwater marsh, on the Seven Mile River, that provides habitat for a variety of wildlife.  Deer and wild turkeys frequently visit the preserve and red-winged blackbirds roost in the few trees dotting the marsh. Many colorful wildflowers and a variety of pollinating insects can be observed at this time of year.  Krofta will also point out some invasive species, such as the purple loosestrife that could replace native cattails if left unchecked.  The walk will begin at 9:00 am and last about an hour and a half.

The Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve is located at the end of Hope Avenue off Newport Avenue. Directions: Coming from downtown Attleboro on Route 123 west, you will pass the South Attleboro American Legion on your right. Take the next left onto Hope Avenue. Park on the right side and walk to the end of the street. Please try to avoid blocking any of the neighbors’ mailboxes.

Sep
14
Sat
Guided Walk: Beholding the Beauty of Trees @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

We sometimes take trees for granted, but they are part of the intricate web of life upon which we depend for our survival.  Trees, in their infinite diversity and beauty also have the power to inspire.  Join horticulturalist Phil Boucher on a walk through the Richardson Preserve, as he points out tree species that are native to the area, some invasive alien species, and some unique non-invasive species planted years ago by former resident Deborah Richardson.

Rain date: 1:00 pm, Sunday, September 15

Sep
17
Tue
Board of Directors Meeting
Sep 17 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sep
25
Wed
Conserving Our Oceans @ Attleboro Public Library
Sep 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

In honor of Climate Change Preparedness Week join Steve Kirk, Coastal Program Manager at the international organization, The Nature Conservancy, for a conversation on ocean conservation. Registration is recommended but not required.

Oct
5
Sat
Fairy House Exhibit – Big Read Event @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserv
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

In keeping with this year’s Big Read selection, In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick, you are invited to create and exhibit a “portside” fairy house. Create a fairy house on your own and bring it to the Preserve for set up and display at 9:00 am. Or come and enjoy the one day exhibit from 10:00 am through 12:00 noon.

Oct
8
Tue
Newsletter Mailing
Oct 8 all-day
Oct
22
Tue
Annual Meeting
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Please join us for our annual meeting/event taking place at a location to be announced.  Event is open to the public.  Additional Event details to come.

Nov
19
Tue
Board of Directors Meeting
Nov 19 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm