Guided Walk Postponed to Sunday July 7 at 1:00 pm

The Attleboro Land Trust invites you to participate in “A Year in the Life of the Lawrence Preserve”, a one-year scientific study of the Anthony Lawrence Wildlife Preserve.  Jessie Knowlton, Associate Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, will lead the study and provide guidance to participants.

Volunteer Observers will be asked to visit the Preserve on their own at least once in each of the four seasons and to report what plants and animals they observe.  These reports may include notes, sketches, photographs, and audio or video recordings.  The volunteer reports will be collected every three months and combined with the observations of Professor Knowlton and her students.  The data will then be reviewed, summarized, and made available to the public.

At the conclusion of the study, a final report will include recommendations for maintaining and protecting the Preserve’s ecosystem, and for engaging the public in stewardship of the property.

If you or your child would like to be a Volunteer Observer, you may sign up by email to, or by using the online sign-up form on this website.  If you are under 18, you must have an adult partner to accompany you on your site visits and to co-sign your application.  A guided walk for Volunteer Observers will be led by Professor Knowlton at the Lawrence Preserve on Sunday, July 7 at 1:00 pm.  Any schedule changes will be posted on this website.  

If you are undecided about becoming a Volunteer Observer, you may attend the guided walk to find out more before deciding whether to sign up.  Just let us know that you will be attending by emailing

This project is made possible by a Giving While Living Grant from the Woodard & Curran Foundation.