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Stow Conservation Trust
Our Mission: To lead in the preservation of Stow's open land and natural and scenic resources
view of Elizabeth Brook, photo David Phoenix
2nd Annual Spring Peeper Contest
What will you be doing during April School Vacation? Are you ready for a fun family outdoor adventure?
Clues to Find Spring Peeper Posters in the Leggett Memorial Woodland (Posters 1 & 2)
Clues to Find Spring Peeper Posters in the Hale-Corzine Woodland (Posters 3 & 4)
Clues to Find Spring Peeper Posters in the Red Acre Woodland (Posters 5 & 6)
Important Notes: Any time youíre
out on the trails check yourself and
your clothing for ticks
beware of poison ivy: the vines are hairy, the berries are white and the leaves are in 3ís
and use appropriate footwear as some of the trails are rough and wet.
The Stow Conservation Trust (SCT) is
2nd Annual Spring Peeper Contest.
Find all six (6) of the Spring Peeper
posters located in some of SCTís Conservation
properties (Red Acre Woodlands, Leggett
Woodland and Hale-Corzine). The hunt for
the spring peeper posters
will run between April 16 and April 26.
Look for the posters on your own or check
back here for clues as the
contest gets underway.
Submit photos of all six (6) posters (displaying
the poster number) or submit sufficient written
details of the location the posters were found
and you will be entered into a drawing to win a
family membership to Mass Audubon (a value
of $65). Submission deadline is May Day, Thursday,
May 1, 2014. Include your name and a phone number
with your submission in case we need to contact
Coming in May
Our 16th Annual
Run for the Woods
May 18, 2014
8:00 Race Day Registration/Number Pickup Opens
9:00 1-Mile Kids’ Fun Run
9:50 5-Kilometer Race Walking Race
10:00 5-Kilometer Road Running Race
10:01 5-Kilometer Recreational Walk
10:01 5-Kilometer Dog Walk
Registration $25 for 5K, $15 for kids run
Online at Active.com (there's a discount for early registration)
Run for the Woods Poster Contest (click here)
Take a Hike!
Our trail guides are available as maps and written trail descriptions
by downloading files from the Trail Guides page or purchase a booklet at the Town Offices in the Conservation Commission office.
photo from emedicinehealth.com
Deer Ticks and Lyme Disease
Unfortunately, the deer tick population is increasing in our area of
Massachusetts, not only out in the woods (where they are very prevalent)
but also in our yards, golf courses, and orchards.
Not all deer ticks carry the Lyme disease bacteria, but some do. (They
need to pick up the bacteria from an infected host animal, typically
a white-footed mouse or chipmunk.) As a result, everyone in Stow, not just
hikers on our many, wonderful SCT trails,
needs to be informed about the hazards of deer ticks, how best to avoid
being "bitten," and what to do if you, a member of your family,
or your pet has been bitten.
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August 19, 2013