What’s in My Lawn?

Did you ever investigate the variety of wildflowers popping up in and around the edges of a typical Hopkinton lawn this time of year? Of course everyone knows about dandelions. Pictured above are speedwell, starflower, sulfur cinquefoil, buttercup, ground ivy, violet and star of Bethlehem. Most would be considered weeds, and many are not native, but few actually hurt the lawn. A healthy New England lawn is one that sports a variety of plant life, not dependent on chemicals and frequent irrigation to survive.

 

Hopkinton Area Conservation News

HALT Scholarship Awarded

June 16, 2022

Congratulations to Olivia Sward, 2022 recipient of HALT’s $1000 scholarship! This scholarship is awarded to a graduating Hopkinton High School student intending to major in ecology, natural resources/wildlife management, water

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Peloquin Woods Cellar Hole Restoration

June 4, 2022

At the entrance to Peloquin Woods, there is a unusually extensive complex of stone walls and cellar holes. Few knew it because it was collapsing and so overgrown that it

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HALT Annual Meeting

October 14, 2021

HALT held its 2021 annual meeting of members in the Masonic Lodge in Hopkinton and virtually through Zoom. You can view a video of the presentation or download the slides

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Fruit Street Expansion

September 24, 2021

Throughout the summer, HALT volunteers significantly expanded and improved the trail network at the Fruit Street Conservation Area, with several new bridges. A new map was produced that includes the

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New Cameron Woods Signage

June 24, 2021

The 250-acre Cameron Woods area, which includes the adjacent Phipps Woods and Hopkinton Town Forest, has a reputation as a place to get lost, with its numerous trail intersections.  Now,

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New Bridges at Brook Hollow

May 10, 2021

HALT board members and steward Paul Kelley built four new bridges and boardwalks at Brook Hollow, spanning several areas that are often wet and muddy. Also some of the rocky,

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