Thank you to the Madison community for 50 years of support.

Ox Pasture Hike

Julie Ainsworth leading a group out into the Ox Pasture in the spring time.

Treasure hunt hike

Young hikers following a treasure hunt along the Neck River.

Spring Birding

Birder Mike DiGiorgio leads a group in the early spring along the Summer Hill Trail.

Red-Shouldered Hawk with Chick

Photo by Dave Stephenson, near Indian Rock Shelters Trail

Mushroom Forest

Photo by Anne Elliott, 2011 photo contest, Ironwoods Preserve

Fairytale Forest

Photo by Emily Soboleski, 2011 photo contest, Shepherds Trail

Ox Pasture in the Early Morning

Photo by Natasha Barrow, 2011 photo contest

Ready for Takeoff

Photo by Deanna Broderick, 2011 photo contest, Ironwoods Preserve

Cedar Island

Photo by Joan O’Neill, view of Cedar Island looking toward the Sound from the East River

Wild Azalea

Photo by Karl Zoeckler, 2011 photo contest, Papermill Trail

Wood Frog

Photo by Geoffrey Giller

Join us for our 50th Anniversary Trail Hike Challenge

boots-smHike either 14 or 22 trails in 2014 and receive a special gift. Learn more

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What to look for on the trail in September & October

 

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Mushrooms. Goldenrod, Asters, Fringed Gentian. Monarch Butterfly and Great Darner migration. Broad-Winged Hawks on the wing. Webs of Fall Webworm. Tree swallow and Fall Warbler migration. Full moon will reveal passing bird migrants.

October Nuts ripe. Juncos, Grosbeaks, Purple Finches, Chickadees appear. Sharpshinned Hawks, Ospreys, Blackbirds migrate, flocks of waterfowl appear out of the north. Chipmunks go underground. Sept. leftovers of Black-Eyed Susan, Peppergrass, Sneezeweed, Sticktight, Common Mallow.

 

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Marsh Walk with Julie Ainsworth
Sept. 21 at 3:00 pm

The Ox Pasture Sanctuary
Learn more 

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Madison Nature Detectives

The Land Trust partners with Madison Beach & Recreation to offer environmental education for children.  Learn more

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Join us in October our annual favorite family hike.
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Histroy

Read about the early years of the Land Trust and learn about harvesting salt marsh hay in Madison.
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Donate to the Land Trust. Be a part of the effort to conserve Madison’s open space.