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

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 March & April

frog-smMARCH – Geese and ducks move north. Blackbirds, Song and Fox Sparrows, Mourning Cloak Butterflies. Spotted Salamander migration. Robins, Wood Frogs,  Peepers, Skunk Cabbage, Pussy Willow, Snowdrops.

APRIL – Red Maples flower. Tree Swallowss, House Wrens, Wood Pewees, Phoebes, catbirds, Flickers. Toads call, Turtles crawl. Spring Azure Butterfly.  Anemone, Spring Beauty, Hepatica, Bloodroot, Wild Ginger, Dwarf Ginsing, Trilliium, Vibod-Betony, Wild Geranium, Blue-Eyed Grass, Cinquefoil.

 

Local History Hike at the Ironwoods Preserve

Join us on Sunday April 27 to learn about the history of bog iron in Madison. Learn more …

Treasure Hunt Hike

WantedPOSTPONED due to weather Sunday May 4, 1:00 PM
Join us on the Neck River Trail for an exciting Treasure Hunt.  Learn more …

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

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Eagle Scout Project


Stephen Hansen completed an Eagle Scout project on the Neck River Uplands North Trail. Learn more …

 

50th anniversary Celebration

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September 6,2014
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Robert F. Schumann Memorial Gift

The Land Trust received a generous gift in memory of Robert F. Schumann. Learn more…

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Land Trust Receives Gift of
Cedar Island

The MLCT acquires Cedar Island, a lovely one-acre parcel located in the East River. Learn more…

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Summer Hill Property

The Land Trust completed the purchase of the Summer Hill property–77 acres at the intersection of Summer Hill Road and Route 80. Learn more…

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