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Thursday, April 14, 2016

Spring 2016 Conservation Restriction Program events - spring wildflowers, bears, and blue herons!

Don't try this at home!  Independent wildlife biologist Ben Kilham with a bear.
Photo Credit: Ben Kilham

Spring greetings from The Trustees' Conservation Restriction Program!  Much like black bears we are emerging for the Spring season, in our case from the cozy and busy office den at the Doyle Center.  We are excited for another field season working to ensure the protection of 400 CR properties around the state, and also to share some upcoming events with the public! 

Trout lilies coming in to bloom. 
Photo credit: Pete Westover
 Three public events are scheduled on Trustees' conservation restriction properties this Spring in eastern and central Massachusetts.  These are great opportunities to learn about the natural world from experts, and also meet members of our CR stewardship team to hear how The Trustees has protected land beyond its 115 reservations.

1)  Spring Wildflower Walk with naturalist Pete Westover 
Saturday, April 30th, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Holly Hill Farm - 236 Jerusalem Road, Cohasset, MA 02025
Admission: FREE to all! 
RSVP REQUIRED at or 781-383-6565

2) Ben Kilham, Bear Whisperer  
Saturday, May 7th, 1:00-2:30 PM 
Shirley Historical Society - 182 Center Road, Shirley, MA 01464
Presentation then a walk at Farandnear, a Trustees' reservation with a past life as a private CR! 
Admission - Trustees Members: $10.  Non-members: $15
Please RSVP to Margaret Moulton,, 413-298-3239 x3016 

3) Blue Heron rookery and wetland walk with ecologist Bill Lattrell  Saturday, June 4th, 12:00 - 3:00 PM 
Alder Meadow Conservation Restriction - Spencer, MA
Admission: FREE!   
Please RSVP to Sally Naser, or call (978) 840-4446 x1917 to register and
receive directions to the site. As this is private property and a sensitive ecological area, group size will be limited to 15 participants.

Blue heron at the Alder Meadow CR.  Photo credit: Ryan Pennesi Photography.