November 27, 2012

Protecting Paradise - Dr. Ed Bell Forum

Annual Environmental Forum
Littleton Conservation Trust

Cherrie Corey in her element.  Photo by Forrest Dickinson
 Protecting Paradise
Gowing's Swamp and Thoreau's Bog

Tuesday, December 4, 7-9 pm
Free and open to the public 

Presented by Cherrie Corey 
noted naturalist, educator, and photographer

 Indian Hill Music Center
36 King Street, Littleton, MA
Camilla Blackman Hall

Join Cherrie for an evening of images and stories that recount the natural and social history and unique ecology that make Concord's Growing's Swamp and Thoreau's Bog the intimate and magical landscape that has inspired 150+ years of study, reflection, and protective response.  Cherrie will share highlights of citizen effort to defend this fragile wetland from a proposed development and the Concord Land Consservation Trust's successful acquisition of its remaining unsecured shorelines and watershed.   Light refreshments and conversation with the speaker will follow.

Honoring the 50th anniversary of the Littleton Conservation Trust. 

Directions:  From I-495, exit 30, turn left onto King St. (Rtes 110/2A) for .6 miles.  Turn right at 36 King St. for Indian Hill Music Center.  Entrance and parking at the rear of the building.

November 11, 2012

Grynberg's Avian Palette

Red-tailed hawk

Taking up a camera after retiring last summer, Dr. Elizabeth Grynberg is making some beautiful portraits of the feathered residents at Great Meadows NWR.  Alan Bragg recently brought her work to the attention of a group of us who frequent the refuge and Elizabeth has kindly agreed to letting me share her images here.  All photos are © Elizabeth Grynberg 2012, and may not be reproduced without her permission.

Eastern bluebird
Cedar waxwing eating crabapples
Mute swan bathing
Mallard landing

November 8, 2012

Great Meadows Monthly Walk - November 2012

A continuing series of monthly walks exploring the landscape, plants
and seasonal wonders of Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord 

Lotus pods at sunset

Sunset Walk

Sunday, November 11, 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Earthen tones and frosty nights have come to the marshes earlier this fall.  The hardiest plants hold their own now in the fading light and chilling air of these shortening days.  For our final autumn walk, we'll enjoy the splendor of a November sunset and the silhouetted vestiges of summer life in the marsh.
Led by Cherrie Corey, local naturalist and photographer

No pre-registration required.
A $5/person voluntary donation will be gratefully accepted.

Co-sponsored by Musketaquid Arts and Environment Program
and Friends of the Assabet River NWR 

Meet by the information kiosk at Great Meadows NWR in Concord 

For questions, or to be added to the e-mail list, 
send an email to or call 978-760-1933