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, celandine, 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

Trails Updated

May 30, 2020

HALT board members and volunteers completed some major upgrades on the trails at Peloquin Woods and Brook Hollow. On the Marjorie Peloquin Memorial Trail, a new 60-foot boardwalk makes it

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“Walk the Trails” Ad

April 10, 2020

Read our ad that appeared in the Hopkinton Independent this week.

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Peloquin Woods Maiden Walk

March 21, 2020

The Marjorie Peloquin Memorial Trail became official on March 16 when the trailhead sign was installed. A few days later, in conjunction with the Hopkinton Trails Club, about 15 people

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New Trails and Bridges

February 28, 2020

Two Eagle Scout candidates have recently completed some significant projects on HALT trails. Casey Pratt built two long bridges spanning wet areas at Cameron Woods, and Nick DePatie built a

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Great Horned Owl

Bird of Prey Presentation

January 25, 2020

The Bird of Prey presentation, sponsored jointly by HALT and the Hopkinton Public Library, was a great success.  Kathleen Regan, Teacher Naturalist from Mass Audubon, spoke to a capacity crowd

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December 2019

December 17, 2019

• Word from the New President   • Birds of Prey Lecture   • Tax Perks of Donating Land   • Peppercorn Hill Conservation Area   • Berry Season?  

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