Library chicks are hatching. Bring the Kids to see it happening.

Walk in the Woods

by Joanne Hulbert
April 17, 2017

The Town Forest is land that has never been occupied, never built upon and has spent most of its existence as wood lots and still shows signs of minor quarrying.

On Saturday, May 6, the Town Forest Committee invites all walkers, hikers, and especially residents who have not ever experienced the wonderful land preserved by the Town of Holliston for the appreciation of our natural resources. Many in Holliston and the surrounding towns have walked the trails that traverse the more than 200 acres of forest that hold such a surprising array of plants, animal habitat, and geological anomalies left behind by glacial activity. There will be something here for anyone interested in our natural world.

The Town Forest is land that has never been occupied, never built upon and has spent most of its existence as wood lots and still shows signs of minor quarrying. There is evidence of human activity but that part of its history is still mysterious. 

As we are all familiar with the balancing rock on Washington Street, there’s many more balanced boulders and glacial anomalies that are scattered throughout the forest. Also, learn how a forest is maintained and kept in good health, see what plants and trees are dominant here, and look at the attempts to quarry stone. We’ll also have some fun imagining who may have spent time here many centuries ago.

So join us on May 6, and we will begin the walk at 1 PM from the parking lot off Adams Street, drive up the hill, and find us at the lot by the trail head. Bring along appropriate footwear, bug spray, water if desired, and a camera – you may be fascinated by what you see.

We will trust that the weather gods will cooperate. If not,  we will meet on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm., and hope they’ll cooperate then!

For more information contact:

Joanne Hulbert

Jhulbert49@verizon.net

Town Forest Committee

 

E-mail This Article

Comments (2)

Hi Joanne, I sent an email to your Verizon.net address but it was returned. I have a question about the Holliston Mill excerpt you wrote for our website and want to run it by you before we put it on our new website for the open studios this Nov 4-5. Please let me know how to reach you. Naomi Deutscher 617-694-2653 naomi.deutscher@gmail.com

- Naomi Deutscher | 10/25/17 8:55 AM

Great article! Looking to catch up

- Kevin More | 10/10/17 7:47 PM

Advertisement

Advertisement

Recent Articles by Joanne Hulbert:

A History of the Railroad and Rail Trail

Continue ...

Lake Winthrop's Tom's Rock

The drought has brought the water level at Lake Winthrop down so low that “Tom’s Rock" is now visible. The rock is located near the southern end of the lake, near the two islands. Although much more subtle and uncelebrated than Valentine’s Rock near the north end of Lake Winthrop, as seen in the photo, Tom’s Rock is just now visible.

2

Continue ...

Holliston Free Little Libraries

You may have seen the boxes, four of them located around town, full of books, magazines and other shared treasures for readers. These boxes invite neighbors to share books that have thrilled them and inspired them to pass them on to others.

Continue ...

The Rock Pile

You have driven by it on Prentice Street while on your way to the landfill or Hopkinton; played golf around it, and perhaps you have wondered – what is it? WHY is it?

9

Continue ...

A Night of Holliston History, Tales from the Local Scene

Bring your questions and curiosity. There will be ample time to “stump the historian” and to explore what our historical past, present and future hold.

Continue ...

Advertisement

Recent Articles in Green:

Conservation Commission Notice of Volunteer Position Opening Conservation Commissioner

by Ryan Clapp

Continue ...

HIB Has Started Planting

by Cherry Fenton

All photos contributed by Cherry Fenton

Continue ...

Wild Edible Plant Walk With Russ Cohen

by Tara Hathaway

The Bullard Memorial Farm presents Wild Edible Plant Walk with Russ Cohen

1

Continue ...

New Seed Library in Town

by Susan Russo

Continue ...

Historical Society Gets Two New Trees and Lots of Plants

by Paul Saulnier

These two Yellowoods (Cladrastis Kentukea (Lutea)) replace two 80 year old Maples which were dying due to old age and road salt.

Continue ...

Advertisement