Metacomet Land Trust PO Box 231 Franklin, MA 02038


MLT Education 8Metacomet Land Trust takes great pride in introducing people of all ages to the outdoors. Our youth programming has been a big hit over the years with events around our service area.  We also gather for service projects and guided walks from time to time.  Check our calendar often or Follow us on Facebook for updates to the events calendar.  Have an idea for an event?  Contact us!




Magnolia Warbler

Banded and released at Inman Hill Conservation Area

Many thanks to our volunteers and Bird Banding participants who helped to identify 27 birds of 16 different species at the Inman Hill Conservation Area in Mendon on Memorial Day, 2019. For those of us who have never experienced this incredible process, the early morning walk was a true eye-opener! Not only did we learn why bird banding helps naturalists gain a more complete understanding of the migrations and health of birds, but each of us had the chance to hold one of the birds before it was released to wing away. The incredible diversity of migrating birds at Inman Hill is at least in part due to its location along a natural corridor that now stretches for over 900 acres from Blackstone to Mendon. Many, many thanks to master bird bander Strickland Wheelock, Beth and Paul Milke, and Ann Hanscom for giving us the opportunity! Photos shown here were taken by Anne Mazar, chair of the Mendon Land Use Committee. Bird banding continues with a student class at FoxFire Farm in Uxbridge in 2020.

Our Biodiversity Safari is a unique opportunity to learn more about the nature close to home. Read about our 2018 Safari: Biodiversity Safari study of Foxfire Farm in Uxbridge. Please enjoy the reports on the wildlife and plants at this wonderful privately owned farm.