The Duxbury Land Trust will have a display at Town Meeting about the new Duxbury Town Forest. There will also be a drawing for new members. The winner will receive a $25 gift card for Ben & Jerry’s ice cream. Memberships start at $15 for an individual, and $30 for a family.
In July 2017, Duxbury joined more than 100 other Vermont towns that have town forests when the Dept of Forests, Parks and Recreation (FPR) transferred 169 acres to the Town of Duxbury. The acreage combines the former Father Logue children’s camp and land managed by FPR as a non-contiguous part of Camel’s Hump State Park. The parcel contains many natural features including: hemlock-northern hardwood forest, bedrock outcrops, numerous small waterfalls, headwater streams, vernal pools, wetlands and a pond. It provides opportunities for hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, birding, and hunting.
More details can be found here.
Note – the event has been moved from Saturday to Sunday because of the weather.
The Duxbury Land Trust is hosting a free nature observation and writing event at the new Duxbury Town Forest on Sunday, August 13 from 1:00 to 2:00 P.M. Duxbury Naturalist, Rachel Sargent, will lead an introduction to nature journaling using tree identification. Meet at the Crossett Brook Middle School at 12:45 P.M. to carpool to the site.
Activities will cover the fundamentals of nature journaling, a selection of drawing exercises, and practice journal entries using local trees. Rachel will provide some art materials, but participants should bring their own preferred journal and drawing implement.
Rachel has been an educator with the Fairbanks and Montshire Museums and is a freelance nature writer and illustrator. For more information, you can email Rachel at email@example.com
The 2017 Annual Report is available.
Duxbury Naturalist Rachel Sargent lead a group of Duxbury residents on a walk to discover ecological features of the winter landscape. Rachel has been an educator with the Fairbanks and Montshire Museums, and is a freelance nature writer and illustrator.