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Pictures From the Look & Find Family Nature Walk

This week is the Barrington Public School February vacation week, which means it's time for the annual Look & Find Family Nature Walk at Osamequin! This event is a joint effort of the BLCT and the Barrington Public Library. From the Library event page: "Take advantage of this week-long outdoor Look & Find Family Nature [...]

By |2022-02-24T18:48:56-05:00February 24th, 2022|What's new|Comments Off on Pictures From the Look & Find Family Nature Walk

Check Out the Winter 2022 Newsletter!

The Winter 2022 Newsletter is getting mailed out this week, and if you just want to read it online, click here or on the thumbnail image below. If you want our newsletters emailed directly to you every quarter, fill out the form on our website here and we’ll add you to the list (you can [...]

By |2022-02-07T13:58:41-05:00February 7th, 2022|What's new|Comments Off on Check Out the Winter 2022 Newsletter!

Clearing Prickers at Sowams

Back in December, a group of Barrington High School students led by BLCT volunteers Cindy Pierce, Ellen Berren, Sara Horvet and Victor Lerish went into Sowams Woods to cut back prickers from the wild blueberry bushes. The BLCT is an all-volunteer organization, and we rely on the generosity of the Barrington community to keep our [...]

By |2022-01-21T08:04:49-05:00January 20th, 2022|What's new|Comments Off on Clearing Prickers at Sowams

Eagle Scout builds bridge at Johannis

Barrington Scout Dane Winquist recently completed his Eagle Scout project by constructing a bog walk/bridge about 16 feet in length over a perennially wet area of trail at Johannis Wildlife Refuge, a BLCT property off of Sowams Rd. The new bridge replaced planks and logs that had been placed over the area, but were uneven [...]

By |2022-01-06T17:03:16-05:00January 6th, 2022|What's new|Comments Off on Eagle Scout builds bridge at Johannis

Check Out The Fall 2021 Newsletter!

The Fall 2021 Newsletter is getting mailed out this week, and if you just want to read it online, click here or on the thumbnail image below. If you want our newsletters emailed directly to you every quarter, fill out the form on our website here and we’ll add you to the list (you can [...]

By |2021-12-16T13:37:06-05:00December 16th, 2021|What's new|Comments Off on Check Out The Fall 2021 Newsletter!

Day After Thanksgiving Walk at Johannis

Friday November 26th 10:00am-12:00pm OptOutside this year and spend time with family and friends at Johannis, a 32 acre wildlife preserve located on the Palmer River in Barrington. Johannis will be open from 10:00-12:00, you can arrive at anytime during these hours and walk the preserve at your own pace. An RSVP is required to [...]

By |2021-11-10T12:51:48-05:00November 10th, 2021|What's new|Comments Off on Day After Thanksgiving Walk at Johannis

Tips for Growing Native Plants

Article & Photo by Mary L Grover When adding native plants, try to add a variety of plants that bloom from spring to fall. Most people plant wildflowers that only bloom in summer.  Bees, butterflies and hummingbirds need nectar from spring to late fall. It is best to plant wildflowers in masses.  Large patches of [...]

By |2021-10-29T08:11:31-05:00October 29th, 2021|What's new|Comments Off on Tips for Growing Native Plants

Story Walk at Sowams Woods

The BLCT is partnering once again with the The Barrington Public Library for a story walk at Sowams Woods. From the BPL website: Take a family hike and enjoy a special Story Walk at Sowams Woods (NOT Sowams School), a Barrington Land Conservation Trust property. Stroll this one-mile loop and read Memory Jars by Vera [...]

By |2021-10-14T10:33:14-05:00October 14th, 2021|What's new|Comments Off on Story Walk at Sowams Woods

The Buzz About Bees

This article first appeared in the BLCT Summer 2021 Newsletter. If you would like to receive the BLCT quarterly newsletter, click here to go to our sign-up page. By Ann Brouillette. Photos by Mary Grover Most of us who have heard that bees are in trouble think of honey bees. Honey bees are used all [...]

By |2021-10-07T08:35:07-05:00October 7th, 2021|What's new|Comments Off on The Buzz About Bees

BLCT is Thankful for Legacy Gifts

This article first appeared in the BLCT Summer 2021 Newsletter. If you would like to receive the BLCT quarterly newsletter, click here to go to our sign-up page. The Barrington Land Conservation Trust gratefully acknowledges two supporters, Priscilla Randall and Robert Faulkner, who left legacies to BLCT to continue their long-term support of environmental conservation. [...]

By |2021-09-30T18:29:18-05:00September 30th, 2021|What's new|Comments Off on BLCT is Thankful for Legacy Gifts