Bolton Trails

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

Bolton Trails

Click here to see covid-19 guidelines for hikers

Ticks are back!

Beware. Use insect repellent, Tuck trousers into socks for your trip to the Conservation areas, look carefully over yourself after being outside. And don’t forget to check your pets.

Spring is here and there is mud. Don’t ruin the trails.  Follow the Dos and Don’ts.

Although the Conservation properties throughout the Town of Bolton are set aside for the promotion of natural resources and protection of watershed resources, we enjoy the privilege of having public access through our great trail system.

Therefore we would like to extend a reminder:

  • Please stay on trails no matter the season on ALL conservation properties for your own (and your 4-footed companion’s) safety.
  • No swimming or wading is permitted at Bowers Springs,  Fyfeshire, Vaughn Hills, Welch Pond or any other water body.

Keep an eye out for volunteer opportunities this spring to assist in the maintenance of your favorite conservation property!

Your best friend can enjoy the conservation properties too, but please follow the rules.

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Bioblitz

April 5

As we are all looking for new things to do with or without our families, here is something we can all participate in together while practicing social distancing!

Please register and participate in the Backyard BioBlitz!

For Bolton residents please use this link:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-socially-distant-bioblitz-happening-right-in-your-own-backyard-tickets-100419453288?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

 

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A BIOBLITZ IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD!

Participants can contribute observations from home

To help thwart the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of events are being cancelled, schools are closed, and large groups are a thing of the past. What is a family to do? Well, there is no better time to explore the flora and fauna in your own backyard.

On April 5th, join us for a self-paced day of natural exploration that adheres to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention guidelines. This BioBlitz is sponsored by Antioch University New England, and you can participate from your own house and yard.

A BioBlitz is a way of documenting the biodiversity of a property, town, or region by recording all of the species of plants, animals, fungi, and other organisms within a designated location and time period (In this case, 24 hours).

It could be a meal moth in your pantry, the amphibians calling across the road, the spiders in your house or under the gutters, or the weeds in the garden. Any living organism you find.

There is no time commitment – upload 1 photo or 100, anytime of day or night Sunday, April 5th. And you don’t need to be able to identify the plants or animals you find. If you can find a plant or wild critter and take a picture of it you can participate as a BioBlitz observer!

 

Please Register so we can contact you with any changes or updates. And please email your iNaturalist username to BOTH event coordinators : (See ‘Important Instructions’ below)

 

Steven Lamonde – slamonde@antioch.edu

Sara Lobdell – slobdell@antioch.edu

 

IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS

In order for your observations to be included in the Socially Distant BioBlitz, you’ll need to take the following steps. Experienced iNaturalist users can skip to Step 3.

 

  1. Log In or Sign Up for iNaturalist (www.inaturalist.org).
  2. Download the iNaturalist App to your Smartphone (recommended) App for iOS (Apple products) or App for Android, or learn how to upload your camera photos to the iNaturalist website (www.inaturalist.org/pages/getting+started#web).
  3. Email your iNaturalist username to event coordinators Steven Lamonde (slamonde@antioch.edu) and Sara Lobdell (slobdell@antioch.edu). This will guarantee we add your name to the project filter, which looks for observations from specific iNaturalist users (you!).
  4. Open the Socially Distant BioBlitz iNaturalist project pagewww.inaturalist.org/projects/socially-distant-bioblitz-4-5-2020
  5. Click on the JOIN Button in the upper right of the project page so you can easily navigate back to the project from your iNaturalist home page. Note, this step does not replace Step 3!
  6. Take photos and upload them to iNaturalist! The project will update in live time as observation are submitted the day of the event, so check in regularly to track our progress.

Details

Date:
April 5

Trails Steering Committee Minutes can be found here:

Meeting Minutes