Shoulder Season Birding at Dunback Meadow

Allen Street Dunback Meadow 23 Allen Street, Lexington, MA

Early March is a time of the year that can provide an interesting mix of both migratory and resident bird species. Join Bobbie Hodson who will be looking for winter species that haven't gone back north, early spring migrant arrivals as well as a selection of our resident year round species. Meet at the Allen […]

Woodcock Walk at Dunback Meadow

Allen Street Dunback Meadow 23 Allen Street, Lexington, MA

Join us on a search for the elusive American woodcock, whose unusual mating behavior provides a rare opportunity to observe this species. In early spring, woodcocks can be found in wet meadows performing their courtship ritual. We will listen for the male’s distinctive “peent” call while on the ground and then his “wing twitter” as […]

Butterfly Walk, Arlington’s Great Meadows

Arlington's Great Meadows Lexington Meadow, Lexington, MA, United States

This 183-acre wet meadow is the largest piece of undeveloped land in the Arlington/Lexington area.  The meadow is home to host plants for many overwintering insect larvae/pupae.  Target species:  Henry’s Elfin, Brown Elfin, and other early spring butterflies.  Attendees may continue on to Horn Pond Mountain in Woburn for more Brown Elfins and other butterflies.  […]

Lexpress Walk Series #1 – Turning Mill/Willards Woods/Chiesa Farm/Parker Meadow

Depot Lexington Center Depot Square, Lexington, MA

Learn how to use Lexpress to expand Lexington’s walking opportunities. This 3.5 mile/2.5 hour walk will traverse parts of 4 Lexington Conservation areas including Turning Mill, Willards Woods, Chiesa Farm and Parker Meadow. We will board the 9:30 am Lexpress bus at the Depot in Lexington Center, and return by foot to this location at […]

Lexpress Walk Series #2 – Shaker Glen/Lower Vine Brook

Depot Lexington Center Depot Square, Lexington, MA

Session two exploring the use of Lexpress to expand Lexington’s walking opportunities. This 3+ mile/2.5 hour walk will wend its way through two of Lexington’s Conservation areas past a wide variety of habitats as well as the remains of a former crushed stone processing operation. We will board the 9:30 B Lexpress bus at the […]

Wild Edibles of Lexington’s Waysides

Lincoln Park Lincoln Park, Lexington, MA, United States

Once again, CLC is delighted to have Russ Cohen return for another walk to teach us about wild edible plants! Lexington is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, both native and non-native, including plants considered to be weedy or invasive. Some are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, […]