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Stewardship Tour Series: Androscoggin Woods Grand Opening (1:00pm)


  • 1:00-2:30pm
    October 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for the grand Opening of Androscoggin Woods in Topsham

Stewardship Tour Series: Androscoggin Woods Grand Opening (11:00am)


  • 11am
    October 30, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for the grand Opening of Androscoggin Woods in Topsham

Forest Carbon Management: A Tour by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust

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  • Forest Carbon Management: A Tour by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association and Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust
    September 14, 2021
    5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Join MOFGA and BTLT at the Crystal Spring Farm woods to learn about forest management practices centered around carbon from Certified Wildlife Biologist, Professional Wetland Scientist, and licensed Forester, Steve Pellitier.

Stewardship Tour Series: Invasive Plant Identification

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  • August 12, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Interested in learning about some of the invasive species that have made a home for themselves among our native plants? Join George Jutras, BTLT Land Steward, to learn about the natural history of some invasive plants such as bittersweet, multiflora rose, honeysuckle, and Japanese barberry as well as the (more…)

Rescheduled: Stewardship Tour Series: Crystal Spring Farm Blueberry Barren

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  • July 27, 2021
    5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Interested in learning about the role prescribed fire can play in our local landscapes? Come learn about the recent prescribed burn of the blueberry barren at Crystal Spring Farm with Stewardship Manager Margaret Gerber while enjoying u-pick berries along the way!  Joining Margaret will (more…)

Mushroom Foray Fun

On the last day of August, Louis Giller of North Spore Mushroom Company joined a group of eager foragers at Bradley Pond Farm Preserve.  Louis started the program by introducing three different types of edible wild mushrooms that we should look for in the forest: chicken of the woods, chanterelles, and black trumpets. He talked about look-alike mushrooms that may be dangerous and responsible foraging techniques. Collecting and eating wild mushrooms is not to be taken lightly!

Before setting off on the trail, Louis made sure to remind participants of the Leave No Trace principles, something that all foragers should remember when walking through the woods.  Although a few of them didn’t apply to the foray (I hoped we wouldn’t need a fire…), it doesn’t hurt to refresh on the rules of the wild!

The Seven Leave No Trace Principles
  • Plan ahead and prepare.
  • Travel and camp on durable surfaces.
  • Dispose of waste properly.
  • Leave what you find.
  • Minimize campfire impacts (be careful with fire).
  • Respect wildlife.
  • Be considerate of other visitors.

We started out hoping to cover the Upper Loop Trail and the Perimeter Trail, although with so much wandering around, it became clear shortly after setting out that we would not be able to cover that much ground. Looking so deeply at each square foot of forest takes a lot of time!

And take our time, we did. We looked at every bit of the ground, hoping for bright orange colors (of chicken of the woods and chanterelles) and dark black or brown (black trumpets). Although we came up short in chicken of the woods and black trumpets, we found a few beautiful patches of chanterelles. Although we weren’t searching for them, we found some old man of the woods, another edible mushroom.

The dry weather over the last couple weeks stunted the typical mushroom-boom of late-summer, but we still had a great time learning from Louis and we all left with a big handful of oyster mushrooms provided by our friends at North Spore.

Thank you, Louis!

BTLT in the News, “Soak up the latest trend – forest bathing”

Soak up the latest trend – forest bathing

June 10, 2018

Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust and Jade Integrated Health are teaming up tonight for the first of three forest bathing programs.

Want to check out the trendiest thing in walks? The Brunswick-Topsham Land Trust is collaborating with Jade Integrated Health in Brunswick for a series of Forest Bathing classes that starts tomorrow and is directed at “finding mindfulness in nature.” For a small donation, you can experience a guided walk – err, bath – through the woods in Brunswick.

To read the full story, click here.

Events

Stewardship Tour Series: Androscoggin Woods Grand Opening (11:00am)


  • 11am
    October 30, 2021
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm
  • October 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for the grand Opening of Androscoggin Woods in Topsham

Stewardship Tour Series: Androscoggin Woods Grand Opening (1:00pm)


  • 1:00-2:30pm
    October 30, 2021
    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Join us for the grand Opening of Androscoggin Woods in Topsham