About the Stewards

The Bedford conservation land stewards are a group of volunteers who care for the conservation areas of Bedford, Massachusetts. Established in 1995, we work closely with the Bedford Conservation Commission and Trails Committee but are an independent organization.

Stewards get to know our conservation areas over time and serve as a voice advocating for them in our town.We present field reports twice a year at our Spring and Fall meetings. Input from land stewards gives the Conservation Commission the information they need to best serve the town and preserve our natural spaces.

We need you! Become a land steward. Contact us at bedfordlandstewards@gmail.com. Come to one of our meetings. Send us an enrollment form.

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Agenda Items (tentative) Spring 2013 Land Stewards Meeting

Thursday April 25 at 7:30 PM  Town Hall

Field Report Form                         

Introductions New Members

Run Down on Land Stewards and Areas (list available)
  • Areas in Need of Stewardship

Conservation Commission Items (Elizabeth)
  • Summer Work Crew
  • Endangered Turtle Project Bedford (photos)      

Bedford Circuit Trails

Land Steward Website

Wilson Mill Site Renovation and Wildlife Plantings Planning

Field Report Issues                      

*Head Steward Position Open (August 1)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

American Kestrel Sighting

Yan Thomas shared a report of her American Kestrel sighting a few days ago:

I watched the kestrel for several minutes about ten yards right off my house on Dudley Road on the field in somewhat of a declivity, wings out to the side, obviously "working on" some kind of prey underneath. Though a small hawk the colors were dramatic, mostly rufous, face a black and white curved pattern.

These birds have become much rarer in our area lately. Thanks, Yan.