After our 2017 annual meeting, Bridghe McCracken, founder of Helia Native Nurseries (www.helianativenursery.com/about) spoke about using native plants in landscaping to attract diverse native birds and butterflies. Bridghe has a seed bank from which she propagates native plants at her Sky Meadow Farm on East Road.
As part of our 2016 annual meeting, forester Peter Tucker ([email protected]) led an informative walk on the Alford Land Trust’s property on West Road. With Peter’s direction this woodlot is being managed as a demonstration of forest management practices for the health of the forest and to attract diverse wildlife. Schiffman Woods canopy Ferns in Schiffman […]
After our 2015 annual meeting, timber framer Dave Shepard gave a demonstration of his sawmill on West Road, converting logs to planks.
At our 2014 annual meeting, Jess Toro of Native Habitat Restorations spoke about the destructive power of invasive species on the landscape and methods used to control these invaders. The talk was followed with a walk on the Land Trust property on West Road where she has been working to rebuild the diverse forest.
In 2003-2004, as part of a state-mandated initiative, the town of Alford produced a Community Development Plan. The project included engaging two biology field researchers from UMass Amherst to inventory the unique habitat, flora and fauna in our town. These photos were part of their final report.