Peter's Creek Reserve

Hiking in the Summer

July 10, 2024

We think hiking is a great outdoor activity anytime of the year. However, there are several things to be aware of and consider when hitting the trails during this time…

A Plant with a Story (Lots of Them!)

June 13, 2024

BY NICK WILDMAN Shakespeare’s Juliet said it best: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet.” Scientists have given all…

Introducing DNRT’s New Land Steward!

May 22, 2024

BY JAMES WARNER Hello I am James Warner! I hope this allows some of you to learn a little about me and how I ended up at Dartmouth. I grew…

Proposed Deer Management Plan

April 26, 2024

DNRT is considering a Deer Management Program modeled after the ones operated by other land conservation groups in our area. Why we’re considering this:  The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and…

Paskamansett + Gidley Woods

March 5, 2024

Hiking in the wintertime isn’t for everyone. However, our winters are warmer than they used to be and a little bit of cold weather is actually good for you. Despite…

DNRT Membership Dues Increase Notice

January 5, 2024

Dear Members, It is because of you that DNRT has grown immensely over the course of its 52 years. Each year, I take tremendous joy to report on new properties…

Coexisting with Black Bears

December 19, 2023

BY LEAH MCFARLAND This Spring Southeastern Massachusetts had a special species roam and swim across the area. I for one was ecstatic when I opened my Instagram feed and saw…

Notes from the Field: Eastern Whip-poor-will

June 20, 2023

Learn more about whip-poor-wills here! BY LINDA VANDERVEER I often hear from DNRT members about birds, other wildlife, and even plants that were once plentiful and now are seemingly absent…

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagles on the Rise

February 17, 2023

BY LINDA VANDERVEER It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a…bald eagle? Here at DNRT we have been getting increasing reports of bald eagle sightings around town. Some folks are…