This past week we had a variety of tasks including invasive surveys, invasive removal, trail maintenance, and putting up boundary signs. On Monday, we went out to Moulton’s Mill 1 in the morning to continue invasive surveys then constructed posters about Alewives and watersheds for Clea’s outreach events.
We spent the next day weed-whacking the field section of the trail at the Kanokolus Bog Preserve and the boat launch at Moulton’s Mill. I stopped by the Fowler Bog Preserve on my way back to check for purple loosestrife around several small bodies of water near the road. Fortunately, there was only one small cluster of loosestrife around the three ponds.
On Wednesday, we spent the day pulling up loosestrife on the edge of Buddy’s field and in the small area where it was found around the ponds in the Fowler Bog.
We went back to Moulton’s Mill on Thursday and finally finished surveying the massive preserve. We also got to see a fox as we were walking through Buddy’s field in the morning.
Normally, on Fridays we do field trips for half of the day and work for the other half. This Field-Trip-Friday was a little bit different this week because we spent the whole day canoeing down Twenty-five Mile Stream and putting up boundary signs to mark the edge of our Moulton’s Mill property. The water level was pretty low, which made the paddle take longer than expected because we kept getting stuck on rocks. Despite this we still had a really good time paddling. We saw plenty of wildlife including a beaver, several osprey, and several Great Blue Herons. Clea even took some videos on her phone that are available for your viewing pleasure on the SRLT Facebook page!