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Ocean View Farm

Ocean View Farm Reserve

July 11, 2018

OPENED JULY 14, 2018! Donor : Purchased by DNRT  Acreage : 60 Location : Allens Neck Road, between Barney’s Joy Rd and Round the Bend Farm Year Acquired : 2017 Access Point : Trailhead starts at the parking lot. Trail Map (pdf file) Additional Regulations: To protect ground nesting birds and other wildlife, NO DOGS ALLOWED. No horseback riding. DESCRIPTION In partnership with…

Slocum's River Reserve

Take a Hike: A Perfect Summer Walk at Slocum’s River Reserve

July 2, 2018

By Shoshana Brown It’s finally summer! We have been suffering through a longer, chillier, cloudier spring than usual this year, but at last we are getting ready for parades, picnics, backyard grilling, and trips to the beach. But standing around watching parades, filling up at a picnic, or lying on a beach towel (when you…

Ashe

Dog Blog #1: How to Protect Your Dog When Trail Walking

June 29, 2018

BY LEAH HOWARD, DNRT LAND STEWARD I love walking my dog on land trust trails. We get to enjoy nature and my dog gets lots of exercise from running along the trails and smelling all the pheromones released by different animals. Unfortunately, lately we have had a lot of unpleasant experiences while out trail walking.…

Wild Turkey

Report Your Wild Turkey Sightings!

June 4, 2018

Help MassWildlife monitor wild turkey numbers across the state by reporting the birds you see in your area. Sportsmen and women, birders, and other wildlife enthusiasts are encouraged to assist with MassWildlife’s Annual Wild Turkey Brood Survey. MassWildlife conducts a  Brood Survey from June 1 through August 31 each year to estimate the number of…

US cities losing 36 million trees a year, researchers find

May 29, 2018

Scientists warn of environmental threats rising from trend that is ‘likely to continue unless policies are altered’ by Naomi Larsson Tree cover in urban areas has declined at a rate of around 175,000 acres per year, while impervious cover – such as roads and buildings – has increased significantly across the country. An estimated 40%…

An Uptick of Lyme Disease in Southern New England

May 29, 2018

Health officials and researchers debate the role climate change is playing, but they agree the region’s tick population is growing By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff Lyme disease is a growing health threat in southern New England, and climate change could be making it worse. The disease got its name after the symptoms, which likely have…

Cedar Wax Wing

The Link Between Birdsong and Language

May 25, 2018

By Angela Saini Birdsong is one of the most beautiful sounds on the planet, but did you know that those tweets and calls have a complex ‘sentence’ structure that could tell us a lot about the evolution of human language? When composer Emily Doolittle was given the chance to spend time at the Max Planck…

Ridge Hill Reserve

World’s Protected Areas Being Rapidly Destroyed by Humanity

May 25, 2018

What are we doing to protect our protected spaces? An international team of researchers, including University of Northern British Columbia Ecosystem Science and Management Associate Professor Dr. Oscar Venter, took a global view of protected spaces in a study published today in the prestigious journal Science. They found that one-third of the land within Earth’s…

Savannah Sparrow

Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust Honors Loyal Volunteers at Annual Meeting

May 24, 2018

The nonprofit Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust hosted its 47th annual meeting May 16 at Friends Academy in Dartmouth. After a “glowing” financial report by exiting Treasurer Steven Shuster, a news release states, DNRT President James Forbush presented the Joe Frothingham Award to Vice President Lorraine Granda. The award is given annually to a member who…