The Friends of the Hopkinton Land Trust and the Hopkinton Land Trust will be hosting this years’ Bioblitz! What is Bioblitz? Bioblitz began in Washington, DC in 1996. Bioblitz demonstrates the biodiversity of a particular area over the course of about 36 hours utilizing hundreds of volunteers to count species of many varieties of plants & animals. Here in RI, the Rhode Island Natural History Survey (RINHS) has the longest continuously operating Bioblitz — possibly in the world.
We are so excited to announce that the RINHS has chosen one of our Hopkinton Land Trust sites, the Kenyon Crossroads, as the Bioblitz site for 2016 – the 17th annual event. The Kenyon property provides the perfect opportunity to find out how many different birds, butterflies, plants, animals that can be found in the field, forest and streams. The event begins at 3pm on June 10th and concludes on the 11th . Many volunteers will gather in groups and complete the mission of the Bioblitz.
YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER for Bioblitz@RINHS.ORG
New Trail Maps
Harvey Buford, chair of the Hopkinton Conservation Commision, has developed some beautiful trail maps for many of our properties. See the Hopkinton Outdoors page for more information and to download the maps.
The mission of the Hopkinton Land Trust is to protect the Town of Hopkinton’s rural character and natural heritage. This is accomplished by preserving land as open space through acquisition and conservation easement while maintaining, where possible, public access to these natural resources.
The Trust will: preserve open space, protect wetlands, ground and surface water, farmland, unusual and exemplary natural habitats, historical or cultural places of significance as well as scenic views through a program of sustained acquisition and stewardship. The Trust will provide public access for recreation and appreciation, and opportunities for research and natural resources education, where possible, on Land Trust properties.