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Submit Your Best for the 2019 DNRT Calendar Photo Contest

May 18, 2018

Love nature? Love taking photos? Submit your pictures to DNRT for a chance to be featured in our 2019 calendar!  The full-color calendar highlights Dartmouth’s natural character, and proceeds from the sale will benefit land conservation in the community. Photographs must be taken on or of a DNRT property and can feature agricultural lands, forests, lakes…

Community Gardens to hold Free Workshops, Plant Sale, and Raffle (May 19-20)

May 7, 2018

BIG Summer Plant Sale (Saturday and Sunday, May 19th and 20th, 10:00 to 3:00, at 318 Chase Road, Dartmouth) Get your garden off to a great start, with vegetable starts grown in the new greenhouse at Helfand Farm Community Gardens!  We specialize in vegetables (especially tomatoes!) but there will also be flowers and herbs. All…

Community Garden Invites Public to Greenhouse Opening (March 17)

March 7, 2018

Snow may still be in the forecast, but local volunteers are turning soil, planting seed and looking forward to a bountiful spring harvest.  It is all thanks to a new greenhouse at Helfand Farm Community Gardens.  The greenhouse is a first for the group, which is now beginning its 6th year in operation. The public…

Chestnut Sided Warbler

Birds of Massachusetts Woodlands: An Informational Talk (March 13)

March 6, 2018

Tuesday, March 13, 7:00 PM DNRT Office at Helfand Farm 318 Chase Rd Dartmouth, MA 02747 Are your woods bird-friendly? How can you accomplish your land management goals, while benefiting forest songbirds? The forests of New England are vital for the survival and reproduction of many birds, such as the Chestnut-sided Warbler and Wood Thrush.…

Northern Leopard Frog

Become a Citizen Scientist by Participating in Frog Watch!

January 22, 2018

FrogWatch USA is AZA’s citizen science program and provides individuals, groups, and families opportunities to learn about wetlands in their communities by reporting on the calls of local frogs and toads. Why Frogs? Frogs and toads have served as important cultural symbols for centuries; this can range from symbolizing fertility in ancient Egypt, luck in…

Destruction Brook Woods

Mysteries of Destruction Brook Woods, Pt 2

November 15, 2017

BY JEFF GRABER This is the second installment in a three-part series about unresolved mysteries in Destruction Brook Woods. Mysterious Holes – Our second mystery was discovered by Peter Bullard, a long-time DNRT member, and is located on the northern side of the Tea Cup trail (so named by former DNRT Land Manager Sarah Storer…

Gidley Woods Forestry Talk & Walk

November 2, 2017

The Gidley Farm and associated woodland has been in the continuous ownership of a single family since the 1600s. The current woodlands have been under active forest management since the mid-1970s, resulting in the beautiful forest that continues to welcome visitors to the property. The forest is now ready for the next phase of management,…

Ocean View Farm

Coastal Farm in Dartmouth Protected to Keep Farming

October 4, 2017

By ecoRI News staff DARTMOUTH, Mass. — The Buzzards Bay Coalition and its partners, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust and Round the Bend Farm, recently celebrated the permanent protection of 115-acre Ocean View Farm on Allens Pond, the largest land conservation project ever completed along the coast of Buzzards Bay. Completed this past summer, the…

2018 Calendar Photo Contest Winners!

September 5, 2017

We are happy to announce the winners of our 2018 Calendar Photo Contest! It was extremely difficult to choose with so many great submissions this year. Thank you to all you entered and congratulations to all of this year’s winners! [jcolumns] Cover: Sunset over George’s Pond, Wylde Reserve – Mark Goulding February: Canada Geese, Star…