Latest News and Happenings from Greenbelt
fields and mowed trail at Coffin St, West Newbury

                                                                                                   Photo: Neil Ungerleider                           

Help Conserve 50 Acres and Create New Trail Access in West Newbury!
Nestled between Main Street and Coffin Street are 50 lovely acres that Greenbelt and the West Newbury Open Space Committee are working to protect. Conserving this land will allow for new trails and trail connections to Riverbend and other conserved areas. Keeping the forest and fields intact will protect important habitat and climate resilient features. West Newbury residents generously approved $175,000 in Community Preservation Act funds for the project, and Greenbelt is fundraising the remaining $75,000 needed to permanently protect this land. Please donate today! Thank you.
 Coffin Street Conservation Project →
News and Happenings
Bees, Osprey, Mushrooms and More!
beekeeper removing panel from bee hive at Cox Reservation

 Busy Bees
Greenbelt's hives are thriving at Cox Reservation this summer! Our staff 'beekeepers' are delighted with the bees' activity, and look forward to harvesting honey in the coming weeks. Learn more about our Pollinator Program and view our StoryMap that's all about bees!
Pollinator Story Map→
two Osprey chicks sitting in nest


Osprey Season Winds Down
The 2021 nesting season is winding down, as the final chicks remaining in a few nests fledge. Greenbelt's webcam at Lobstaland Restaurant was another huge success this year, and the season's final data will be available soon. THANK YOU to dozens of volunteer community scientists who monitored nests and submitted over 1500 online reports!
Osprey Updates and Webcam →
collage of mushroom photos


Discover a wonderful array of mushrooms with Kate Bowditch on a virtual walk through Beverly's Alt Reservation. Keep an eye out for more of these colorful and curious fungi on your next walk in the woods.
Mushroom Walk with Kate →
Front end loader with Greenbelt stewardship staff


When it Rains, it Pours
Our Stewardship team has never been busier, keeping up with seemingly endless, fast growth after July's rain. The crew - Mike Carbone, Dave McKinnon, Adam Phippen and Dave Rimmer - is also working on new property openings and trail improvement projects.
More about Land Stewardship→
Greenbelt staff at WooSox game


Out to the Ball Game
Greenbelt staff and friends spent a wonderful day at Polar Park this summer, home of the Worcester Red Sox (the WooSox). We thoroughly enjoyed this fun, new, family-friendly ball park! 
three metal giraffe sculptures in a field


New Farm Animals?
In case you haven't noticed, there is a new family of giraffes in Essex. That's right, giraffes! Purchased at Greenbelt's Art in the Barn, Stan Rusnak installed his new trio of giraffes - constructed of recycled horseshoes by sculptor Kris Francis - in his field at 132 Southern Ave in Essex. Give them a welcoming wave when you pass by! 
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