Caution! Piping Plover Nest on Pine Island

Posted May 8th, 2012 in Conservation, News by Charles Radville

Pine Island Strawberry Point nest locations 2012 general1 Caution! Piping Plover Nest on Pine IslandEllen Jedrey, the Assistant Director of the Coastal Waterbird Program at Mass Audubon has notified us of a newly discovered 4 egg Piping Plover nest, currently on MLT property at Pine Island, (see map, “piping plover nest 2″, click on map for full size).
At this time, the nest is in a very precarious position and is in danger of being stepped on. Ms. Jedrey is hoping to put up some signage and simple fencing around the nest to ensure that the nest is protected, but ‘til then, be very careful out there.

Guided tour of Walega-Livigstone Preserve April 28, 2012

Posted April 13th, 2012 in Conservation, Event by Charles Radville

Join “Ozzie” Osenkowski,  your MLT preservation and stewardship director, on a trip through the Walega Livingstone preserve. The entry to the newly constructed trail is on Anchorage Way, out on Mattapoisett Neck.

Take a right off of Mattapoisett Neck Road onto Old Mattapoisett Neck Road. Take the 2nd right onto West Hill Road and then the first left onto Tara Road. Follow Tara Road to the end where it intersects with Anchorage Way and you’ll see a yellow Mattapoisett Land Trust sign.

Ozzie’s enthusiasm and knowledge are infectious, so come prepared to learn and have fun exploring what your Land Trust has to offer.

Be there at 10 a.m. and have appropriate footwear for potentially damp slogging.

Bring cameras to record the spectacular scenery.

Celebrating our Earth, Th., April 4, 6:00 PM

Posted April 10th, 2012 in Conservation, Event by Charles Radville

Celebrating our Earth , Center School Gym, April 12, 6 PM-7:30 PM

Visit the MLT table for fun activities

Vernal Pool Certification 9 AM, April 14, 2012

Posted April 7th, 2012 in Conservation, Event by Charles Radville

Actual location may change, check back Wednesday or Thursday.

On Saturday, April 14, 2012 we will join wetland scientist and board member Elizabeth Leidhold on the Brownell Preserve to certify a large vernal pool, using Massachusetts guidelines.

On Wednesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m., Elizabeth will present on the importance of vernal pools and background information of the certification process.

The Saturday field trip will involve attendees in collection of samples (egg sacs, etc.) and information needed for the application to certify this pool.

This event is open to the public.

Attendance at the Wednesday presentation is not required, but highly recommended!

Vernal pool talk, 7 pm Wed. April 11

Posted April 7th, 2012 in Conservation, Event by Charles Radville

On Wednesday, April 11, at 7:00 p.m., Wetlands Scientist Elizabeth Liedhold will present on the importance of vernal pools and background information of the certification process.