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POSTPONED: Stewardship Saturday Nov 18: Merriam Barn Area Plus Green Power

This event has been POSTPONED due to copious amounts of rain. Tomorrow, Saturday November 18 at 10 am, the monthly Stewardship Saturday, will take place at the Merriam Barn (College Pond), the so-called “onion field” in front and if time allows, across the street at Green Power farm. We’ll be conducting our annual maintenance of the barn-scape at the old

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Burchard Athletic Complex: Updates to Pickleball, Tennis, Bball and Little Library

This morning’s Trail Ranger activities included a mushy walk around College Pond and adjacent Burchard Athletic Complex. Remember that Burchard Park has been renamed the Burchard Athletic Complex due to the presence of five sports facilities: baseball, softball, tennis, basketball and pickleball. Fine, it has not been re-named but I’m carrying onwards as I have with the Intersection of Doom

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Stewardship Saturday: A New Trail for College Pond – September 23

Join Weston Conservation Staff and Weston Forest & Trail Association volunteers to construct a new trail. The new trail will bypass an area that has become flooded due to increased beaver activity at College Pond Conservation Area over the past couple of years. We’ll let the beavers be beavers and work around them. Stewardship Saturday is held the third Saturday

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Weston Forest and Trail Association: First Monthly Walk is October 1

Everyone’s favorite local land trust, Weston Forest & Trail Association, has released its schedule of monthly walks on Weston conservation land for 2023-24. For over sixty years, WFTA has been hosting first Sunday walks from October to May. First up on Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm is a Daily Double at the College Pond land off of Concord Road–a

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Burchard Athletic Complex: Pickleball, Tennis and Basketball Court Update

. This morning, the Owl was out on patrol for WFTA in the College Pond woods adjacent to Burchard Park. The morning report has lots of pollinators flying around the orchard (apples not quite ready), a bunch of mud, one black lab puppy, two little barkers of some variety, one culvert check by K9 Ranger Katie Puppy (all clear) and

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Hello, Spring! And Wood Frogs and Peepers and Impassable Trails

. It’s the spring equinox, folks, and the spring flowers are determinedly reaching out for the sunlight. In the Owl yard, the irises are in full purple-hood, the crocuses appearing in random places from where the chipmunks have decided to mess with me, and the snowdrops have surfaced in the herb garden. The daffodils are growing up from various borders

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The Quiet Side: WFTA Monthly Walk is On for 2 pm Today, March 5

. Today, Sunday, March 5 at 2 pm, please join WFTA for its monthly walk, this time covering parts of two Conservation areas. Yours truly, the Owl, in her guise as a WFTA trustee, will lead intrepids on a challenging 3 mile-ish hike through College Pond and Ogilvie Forest conservation properties which are linked by connector trails across Concord Road. Snow,

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