Berry Season?

The leaves are dropping, but many plants and shrubs in our area retain their berries through the fall, some even all winter. These include crabapple, chokecherry, winterberry, wintergreen, cranberry, greenbrier, snowberry, and two of our more common invasive plants from the far east, Japanese barberry and oriental bittersweet. Add to that the ubiquitous sweet pepperbush, whose dry seed clusters resemble tiny berries that last into next spring. See if you can find these little spots of color along our trails. Best bet is near the borders of wetlands.

Hopkinton Area Conservation News

Welcome Mountain Bikers

October 29, 2019

HALT has just opened up all of its trails to bicycling! Recognizing that mountain bikers are very responsible trail users, considerate of hikers, runners, dog walkers and equestrians, the Trust

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Change of Leadership at Hopkinton Area Land Trust

September 25, 2019

After 24 years serving as President and Board Chairman, Dave Goldman has stepped down from the Trust’s leadership and has recently relocated out of state. The Trust community extends a

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HALT in Hopkinton Independent

September 24, 2019

Read this nice article on HALT published in the September 18 issue of the Hopkinton Independent.

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New Trail at Brook Hollow

September 23, 2019

Eagle Scout candidate Nick DePatie has just completed clearing a new loop trail at Brook Hollow, one of HALT’s oldest properties, that passes through the remote northeast section of the

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Our New Website

September 7, 2019

We just launched an entirely new website! The content has been completely redesigned and updated. Now you can get up-to-date descriptions, current conditions, and detailed interactive maps of all our

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September 2019

September 6, 2019

• President’s Letter: Farewell from Dave   • Part V: Zettek Overlook   • Dose of Nature for Health   • Deneen Conservation Area  

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Upcoming Events

Rockwood Meadows Parking Lot

Rockwood Meadows Walk

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Hopkinton Holiday Stroll

10:00 am - 3:00 pm

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