Littleton Conservation Trust (LCT) News

Trustee Rick Findlay manages LCT’s Invasive Control Program. Littleton is not immune to the rampant destruction caused by invasive plants such as Mile-a-Minute vine, Glossy Buckthorn, Black Swallow-wort, Oriental Bittersweet, Japanese Knotweed, Multiflora Rose, and Garlic Mustard.
Rick hopes to assemble a team of volunteers dedicated to tracking and controlling the spread of these plants.
NOW is the time to plan for 2020. If you can assist Rick in the quest to eliminate invasive plant species, please contact him at ricfin@comcast.net.
Your help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much!


Join guest speaker, Scott Smyers, Vice President and Senior Scientist at Oxbow Associates of Boxborough and learn about vernal pools and their importance as a breeding habitat for various species of wildlife, including salamanders and frogs.

New Location: Public Safety Building. (Acton Police Department) at 371 Main Street

Date and Time: Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 PM

LCT 2018 Photo Contest Results

The results of Littleton Conservation Trust’s 2018 Photo Contest were announced at our Annual Meeting on November 16, 2018.

Congratulations to our winners, Karen Auger, Jennifer Clancy, and Corrie Painter.

Karen Auger – Green Heron at Long Lake

Photo Credit – Karen Auger

Jennifer Clancy – Mushrooms at Oak Hill

Photo Credit – Jennifer Clancy

Corrie Painter – Bear’s Head Tooth Mushroom

Photo Credit – Corrie Painter

Thank you to everyone who entered the contest. We are looking forward to next year’s entries.

Eyes on Owls Event Immediately Following LCT’s Annual Meeting

LCT’s annual business meeting is Friday, November 16, 2018 from 6:30pm to approximately 6:45pm. After a short break, the Eyes on Owls program follows at 7:00pm.

Eyes on Owls is informative and provides a close-up look at owls. Don’t miss this event. You do not need to attend the business meeting to attend Eyes on Owls.

Here are some photos from the last time we hosted Eyes on Owls to give you an idea of what to expect this year:

Hartwell Scavenger Hunt

We have received some great photos from the recent Scavenger Hunt at the Hartwell Memorial Family Preserve. Thank you to Merilee Wright and Cindy Proulx, our winners of the photo contest. Merilee submitted – Cousins Bonding Time on the Old Stone Bridge and Cindy’s photo features her daughters Amy and Emily with the rock encased in the tree roots.

It was so great to see kids of all ages having fun outside, away from all of life’s distractions, hanging out with their parents.

We’ve also included some other photos that were submitted from the event highlighting some of the various objects sought after on the trails.

Thanks for the great photos!

Click a photo to view them as a slideshow.