Volunteers needed at Turenne Wildlife Habitat

Above: Volunteers planting native plants at the Tureene Wildlife Habitat (photo from Sudbury Valley Trustees)

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. They’re looking for some volunteers to help with weeding and other garden maintenance at the property. If you’re interested, email Laura Mattei (lmattei@svtweb.org).

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.

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