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Amherst has few grasslands, and they are mostly small and scattered. There are no 25-acre abandoned airport fields here, but grassland habitats in Amh... Learn More
Planning outreach in your community? Take a page from Campton’s book and consider hosting an outdoor field event exploring local habitats Learn More
Those of you with bird feeders may recall two broad themes from the winter of 2017-18: there were fewer chickadees and a lot more juncos. Hardly a day... Learn More
Winter may seem like a lousy time to identify trees and shrubs. Without leaves to look at, things definitely get a little difficult, but with a few tr... Learn More
As a child, I followed my Mom and Dad into the woods on all sorts of different adventures.  I often participated in hobbies that my Dad enjoyed as a w... Learn More
In 2014, brothers Gordon Peckham and James Sowders III purchased a 70-acre woodlot in Lempster. They knew their main goal for their new property was w... Learn More
This fall I’ve been slowing down a lot to allow squirrels and deer to cross the road. On rainy nights next spring I’ll stop to help frogs and salamand... Learn More
Town-owned conservation lands are for people—places to come together and build community, learn about the stewardship of the natural world, and recrea... Learn More
Many resources are available - maps, data and information - that can be used to write the wildlife section of your natural resources inventory, the na... Learn More
Last summer I was, ­as usual, working in my office on my computer when I got an unexpected call. The caller, Peter, was so excited! He had decided to ... Learn More