Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) maintains a number of open spaces in Southborough and surrounding towns, including the Turenne Wildlife Habitat in the Oak Hill Road area. I haven’t yet been, but it’s on my to-do list.
SVT is in need of some volunteers to assist with transplanting and other garden tasks at the wildlife habitat by the end of October. If you’re interested, email Laura Mattei.
Here’s some information on the history of the 19-acre property from the SVT website, a portion of which was transformed into a bird garden:
The Turenne Habitat lies on the northwestern slopes of Oak Hill, one of a series of steep hills that lie along Southborough’s boundaries with Hopkinton and Ashland. Pasture-land fills old photos of Oak Hill from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. Today, frequent multi-trunked oaks, some 80-100 years old, support the idea that portions of the property also served as a wood lot.
If you’d like more information about SVT, look for them at Heritage Day on October 12.