On February 4, BNRC’s Narain Schroeder and MassWildlife visited Devil’s Den looking for bats. They didn’t find any, but did come back with some stunning cave photos.
Following the 2019 annual meeting on September 7, we hiked to BNRC’s newest acquisition, Alford Springs North off West Road. A short ten-minute walk brought us to a fine overlook. A beautiful day with good company!
Please join us on Saturday, September 7 for our 2019 annual meeting. The meeting is at 10 am at Alford Town Hall and will be followed by a hike. This year Narain Schroeder, BNRC’s director of land conservation, will speak about land conservation in Alford. BNRC is the largest landowner in Alford and, with the […]
The Alford Land Trust is partnering with the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) to conserve 242 acres on the south end of the Tom Ball ridge on the south eastern border of Alford. Residents are invited to learn more about the project at the Alford Land Trust’s annual meeting, to be held on Saturday, September […]
The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a small insect that bores into the bark of ash trees, eventually killing the tree. It has been spreading across the eastern United States since it was first detected in Michigan in 2002. Here in Alford, we have been hoping the tiny pest would overlook our pristine forests, but […]
There have been a number of Barred Owl sightings this winter. Here’s one on West Road waiting for its dinner to come by….
Following our 2018 annual meeting on September 8, Molly Comstock, founder of Colfax Farm, spoke about CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture) and her experience starting and operating a successful organic vegetable farm. After the talk, we had an opportunity to tour her operation at Twin Oaks Farm on West Road. You can learn more on the […]
Our 2018 annual meeting will be held at 10 am on Saturday, September 8, at Alford Town Hall. This year Molly Comstock, founder of Colfax Farm will speak about CSAs (Community Supported Agriculture), and her experiences starting and operating a successful organic vegetable farm. You may have seen Molly at the West Stockbridge Farmers’ Market […]
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 […]