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.
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
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.
The Attleboro Land Trust will hold a fall clean-up this Saturday, October 12, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the Colman Reservation. Volunteers are needed to help clear trails, pick up trash, and help with other tasks. Meet at the parking lot, 186 Steere Street.
Bring brush pruning tools and wear work gloves if you have them. Trash bags will be provided. Volunteers with chain saws are invited to help clear some trees that are blocking the trails. Volunteers with weed whackers can help widen sections of the trails that have become overgrown.
Cancellations will be announced on this website.
We invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 22nd, at Murray Unitarian Universalist Church, 505 N Main Street, for the kick-off of a new initiative of the Attleboro Land Trust, the City of Attleboro and Mass Audubon. A program to link all the open spaces in Attleboro through a network of walkable trails connecting city parks with rolling meadows and peaceful woodland paths.
Don Burn, founder of the highly successful “Charm Bracelet” trail system in Westborough Massachusetts will deliver the keynote. A featured speaker for MassTrails, Don will share his experience of building a trail network suited for all types of hikers that today extends 28 miles, connecting every neighborhood in Westborough. He will share his insights on the significant community impact of urban walkable trails and the best ways to preserve them.
The evening will start with a Welcome Social from 7 – 7:30 pm. The formal presentations will start at 7:30.
The Attleboro Land Trust will hold a fall clean-up on Saturday, October 26, from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Volunteers are needed to prune trails and help with other tasks. Meet at the Colman Reservation parking lot, 186 Steere Street.
Some pruning tools and work gloves will be available, but if you have your own, bring them. Volunteers with chain saws are invited to help clear some trees that are blocking trails in Vaughan Memorial Forest. Volunteers with weed whackers can help widen sections of trails that have become overgrown.
Extra wheelbarrows, shovels, and rakes would be handy for spreading woodchips on portions of the trails.
For more information, email email@example.com. Cancellations due to rain will be announced on this website.
WHERE: Murray Unitarian Universalist Church 505 N. Main St., Attleboro
WHEN: Oct 29th, 7:00 pm
WHO: Representative Jim Hawkins, Senator Paul Feeney and Senator Rebecca Rausch
CO-SPONSOR: Environmental League of Massachusetts