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In keeping with spring's tradition, restoration is met with renewal across the landscape. Today the active phase of earth-moving on Tidmarsh East is nearing completion. In parallel, we are working with Mass Audubon's experienced specialists in land conservation, public outreach and education to sharpen the vision for the property and realize a Mass Audubon Sanctuary for wildlife and people. We are excited as this next phase of the project comes into focus.

In parallel, we recently closed on a wetland easement on with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) on Tidmarsh West. Together with our partners - NRCS and Ma. Fish and Game Division of Ecological Restoration - we have completed preliminary restoration designs for this next phase of wetland restoration. Finally, Living Observatory has been set up as a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization focused on the science, interpretation and experience of the changing landscape (and yes we accept donations).

As summer swings into view, the changes in the landscape continue to stagger and inspire us. The metaphor is corny, but the land is coming back to life, greening, teaming with ducks, killdeer, red wing blackbirds, and the proverbial gypsy moth caterpillars.

Dug in May, this pond filled in early June.  Three weeks later, I witnessed 3 osprey who alighting on the upright wood pieces to enjoy the fruits of their fishing.

At the end of June, planting commenced as the first of the atlantic white cedars arrived from Sudbury Nursery West.

 

This Month on the Farm

December January 2016

Mass Audubon has launched a campaign to establish the

Tidmarsh Nature Sanctuary, Click the link for more information massaudubon.org/tidmarsh


To see the video Click the link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFsJTcuK9VE


Visit Tidmarsh virtually

tidmarsh.media.mit.edu

 

Visit Living Observatory's new website

LivingObservatory.org

 

Visit Bog People

halseyburgund.com/projects/bog.html

 

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