Every spring and fall CLC offers several guided walks on various conservation lands in Lexington. All walks are free -- you don't have to be a member to join the fun! And for 2013 we tried winter walks as well! If you went on any of those, we'd love feedback. Let us know what you thought.
The Town of Lexington Conservation Division provides online maps of all conservation areas.
CITIZENS FOR LEXINGTON CONSERVATION
2014 Winter WALKS
Saturday, January 25, 8 – 10 AM Winter Walk in Dunback Meadow
While this is a time of quiet within Dunback Meadow there remain possibilities of viewing unusual birds such as perching owls (Northern Saw-whet Owl, Barred Owl, and Great Horned Owl), Common Redpolls and Rough-legged Hawks. Our usual feathered residents, the Black-capped Chickadee, Tufted Titmouse, Downy Woodpecker and Blue Jay, will be there also. If there is deep snow wear boots, as the walking can be rough. Beginners and children are welcome. If there is rain or a snowstorm, the rain/snow date is Saturday, February 1. Meet at the entrance on Allen St. where parking is available. Walk Leader: Bobbie Hodson (781-861-9421).
Thursday, January 30, 1:30 - 3 PM Winter Detectives at The Paint Mine
Who is prowling around the Paint Mine this time of year, and what have they been up to? Who is sleeping winter away in this beautiful conservation area? Join us to explore tracks, food stashes, nests, cocoons, and other signs that critters leave behind in the winter. If there is snow we’ll learn the basics of telling track stories about animal adventures. This event is geared towards elementary school children and their caregivers; children must be accompanied by an adult. Dress warmly! This event will be held with or without snow, but will be cancelled in case of heavy rain. Meet at the entrance near 54 Turning Mill Rd. Walk Leader: Fran Ludwig, (781-861-7231)
Saturday, March 22, 1-2:30 PM Hayden Woods Winter Twig Walk
This walk is geared to adults and children 8 and up accompanied by an adult. Have you ever wondered how to identify trees in winter? Come learn how you can become a Twig Detective as we explore Hayden Woods. We will sharpen our observation skills, learn to use identification keys and develop an appreciation for the great variety of trees growing in Lexington. Terrain is varied so appropriate footwear is a must. Severe inclement weather will cancel the walk. Meet at the entrance at the end of Valleyfield St. Walk Leader: Linda Arnow (firstname.lastname@example.org; 781-861-7397).