Calendar

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.

Sep
28
Sat
Newsletter Mailing
Sep 28 all-day
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
12
Sat
Fall Clean-up @ Colman Reservation
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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.

Oct
22
Tue
Land Trust Community Event – Hike Attleboro @ Murray Unitarian Universalist Church
Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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.

Oct
26
Sat
Fall Clean-up @ Colman Reservation
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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 attleborolandtrust@gmail.com.  Cancellations due to rain will be announced on this website.

Oct
29
Tue
Community Dialogue on Energy and Environment – Town Hall Meeting @ Murray Unitarian Universalist Church
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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

 

Nov
2
Sat
Event – Geocaching 101 for Kids @ Deborah and Roger Richardson Preserve
Nov 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Imagine looking for Treasure near the Pyramids in Egypt, or on Safari in Africa.  Maybe, you will look while wandering around the Castles of Europe, or the Amazon Basin in South America.  There is Treasure in the Outback of Australia, too.  You could search these distant lands, and there are Treasures hidden there, but you do not have to go so far!  You can go on the World’s Largest Treasure Hunt, also known as Geocaching, right here in Attleboro!  There are almost 100 Treasure sites right here and over 3 million around the world.  Join over 7 million Geocachers who search for these treasures.  Scouts can earn Badges for Geocaching, too.  And it is free!

There will be an “Introduction to Geocaching” walk on Saturday, November 2, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM Rain or Shine at the Deborah and Roger Richardson Nature Preserve on Wilmarth Street in Attleboro.  Attendees will find real geocaches along with some SWAG (Stuff We All Get) that they can keep.  Snacks provided by the Attleboro Land Trust will be available after the event.

Sign up at the Attleboro Public Library  to attend.