Spring Already?

We never got much “winter” this past winter, but we still can have spring! You’ve seen crocuses, periwinkles, and daffodils since early March. Take a walk in the woods near any wetland can you can easily spot a skunk cabbage spathe popping up. Maybe you’ll see a marsh marigold in a shallow stream, even under water if it rained recently. Of course, wildlife is waking up, too. With most group activities canceled, this is a great time to get some healthy fresh air with your family. The trails are not crowded so social distancing is easy. Views are great because the leaves aren’t out yet. And while it’s still cool, you won’t find many mosquitoes or ticks.

Hopkinton Area Conservation News

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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Mary Pratt, 1928-2019

December 13, 2019

Mary Pratt, one of the founders of HALT and director for many years, passed away on Dec. 2. The following article about her life and accomplishments was published in the

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Winter Fun

December 9, 2019

Winter in the woods can be a most enjoyable experience. On a sunny day with little wind, it’s amazing how comfortable you can be, no matter what the temperature. The

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