Bolton Trails

The website of Bolton Trails Committee. Maps, routes, paths and events on conservation land in Bolton Massachusetts


Month: May 2022

Early stage white oak galls

In May 2022, Betsy Taylor-Kennedy saw these early stage oak galls on Wattaquadock Hill. They will turn into the familiar green and then brown balls that can be seen later in the season. Each gall holds the single larvae of Read more…

Spotted Salamander seen on Wattaquadock Hill

Betsy Taylor-Kennedy saw this spotted salamander on Wattaquadock Hill recently. Spotted Salamanders are endangered and should be left alone when found.

Trails cleared at Bowers Springs and Vaughn Hills

On Friday 20 May 2022, Gordon Taylor checked out some trails at Bowers Springs and Vaughn Hills as preparation for their use as part of the route for the Tom Denney Nature Camp hike in the Summer of 2022. Three Read more…

Winged Euonymus clearance at Rattlesnake

Alice & Bob Roemer recently spent two productive afternoons pulling the very largest of the euonymus alatus (one 3 ½” diameter!) on the path north from the Lime Kiln.  Then they started working on the smaller ones that can’t be Read more…

Trails closed at Levison Land in Harvard

The spur trail off of the Zink-Northwoods trail in Harvard, on land owned and managed by the Harvard Conservation Trust, was closed off in early May 2022.  The trail has been removed from Bolton Trails Committee maps ( and Read more…