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A Winter Hike

This is a winter version of a favorite hike, Chandler to Nursery Woods. It is about 3.3 miles in length with moderate terrain. Saw lots of our visitors today enjoying the sunshine. I have posted the trail to AllTrails for those who would like to try it (see below or follow this link: https://www.alltrails.com/explore/recording/chandler-and-nursery-woods-df0b8fb?u=i)   

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This weekend I put together a simple hike of about 3 miles that took me through Nursery Woods, where some of our most severe storm damage is on display, up through Chandler Woods. The hike is moderate with a little challenge at the Reservoir as you climb up the hill to the meadow. There should […]

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The arrival of fall is always an exciting time of year for the garden staff at Winterthur. Cooler weather cues fall planting, deadheading, and weeding which really means one thing: prep for the winter ahead. This is no different for migrating birds making their way through flyways heading to their overwintering locations. Did you know […]

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On Saturday this last weekend I tried linking together a number of Winterthur’s paths – this resulted in a 6.9 mile hike through woodlands and meadows. The weather was clearing and, despite the humidity, there was a breeze. I have posted the trail to AllTrails for those who would like to try it (see below […]

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When managing the natural lands, I’ve found it’s almost like a strategy game.  Which areas need the most attention right now?  Which will need attention in 2 weeks?  In 3 months? Right now, in spring, I always have a few things on my plate.  After mowing the meadows, I usually turn my attention to the […]

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I am very happy to be able to share this gallery of beautiful images of the Winterthur landscape. We recently invited three of our members – including two former board members – to come photograph Winterthur in the fall. The following pictures of the property were taken by Penny Ashford, Robert McCoy, and Cal Wick on […]

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Winterthur is a wonderful place to go birding. This summer we began offering a monthly bird walk with naturalist and birder, Jessica Shahan. This has created new opportunities for our visitors to explore the Winterthur landscape and get to know the property. As part of this, Jessica has been using eBird to record her tallys […]

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