Seals and sea turtles presentation at annual meeting

Posted May 20th, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

The Mattapoisett Land Trust invites the public to join its members and friends on Saturday, May 30for a presentation by Kathy Zagzebski, President and Executive Director of the National Marine Life Center in Buzzards Bay. In the middle of the spring’s seal pup “shower”, Ms. Zagzebski will describe the work of the center in saving abandoned seal pups and how volunteers can help in that work. She’ll also describe how the center assisted with last fall’s “Kempocalypse” when hundreds for Kemp’s ridley turtles were rescued from the shores of Cape Cod. Learn how you can help with this national effort having a local flavor. The lecture will take place at the Friends’ Meeting House on Marion Road (Route 6) in Mattapoisett beginning at 1:00 pm. The presentation is part to the Land Trust’s annual meeting and will follow a pot-luck lunch at noon to which the public is also invited. For more information about the presentation, contact the Mattapoisett Land Trust at info@mattlandtrust.org or leave a message at 774-377-9191

Volunteer opportunity! Saturday May 9th

Posted May 8th, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

Come to OIde Field Farm in Rochester on Saturday May 9th. Starting at 9AM we will have a joint cleanup of this beautiful preserve. The Rochester Land Trust is taking over stewardship of this land (with the MLT helping out from time to time). Olde Field Farm is on New Bedford Road. Take North street to Rochester. It becomes Mattapoisett Road and ends at New Bedford Road. Go left and you will find it on the left as you head toward Accushnet.

Vernal pool certification at Olde Field Farm

Posted April 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

We had about 15 participants and we found a couple of hundred wood frog egg masses but also several salamander eggs masses (pictured) some of which we believe to be blue-spotted salamanders. We didn’t find many invertebrates, probably because the long winter has kept the water very cold.

Anyone interested in visiting another pool to see how it is progressing can join us on a visit to Grace Pond this Saturday at 2:00. We’ll meet in the parking area near the end of Bowman Road.

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Electronics recycling in Rochester 4/25

Posted April 16th, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

A flyer from our friends at the Rochester Land Trust. Electronics recycling April 25, 9-1. Call 508-763-4223 for more info.halima flyer 1 300x300 Electronics recycling in Rochester 4/25

Vernal pool certification April 18

Posted April 14th, 2015 in Uncategorized by Charles Radville

10:00 AM to Noon.

Join wetland scientist Elizabeth Leidhold at Olde Field Farm in Rochester to collect information for certification of a vernal pool on the property.

Olde Field Farm in on New Bedford Road in Rochester, on the left, heading toward Acushnet.

This was rescheduled from May 2.