In 1999, Bob led the Council’s effort to protect the 112-acre Mink Brook Nature Preserve, then slated to become a 32-lot subdivision. In 2019, the 20th anniversary of that daunting and ultimately successful project, the Conservancy dedicated the Norman Overlook to Bob and his vision for our community.
Hikers and hunters, please note that the woods will be busier than normal this Sunday, October 14th.
Both the 5- and 7-mile hiking routes for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD) HERO event wind their way through the Mink Brook Nature Preserve. Volunteers will be directing HERO hikers at major junctions from approximately 10-2.
Mother bear with three small cubs seen April 24 and 25 in the Dunster Drive neighborhood adjacent to Mink Brook. Thanks to a neighbor for this shot (through a screen door). Mink Brook neighbors should befriend the bears by bringing in birdfeeders, securing their trash, and controlling their dogs. Mother bears are very protective parents.
On Saturday, Nov. 5, we’ll explore the last 250 years of history at the Mink Brook Nature Preserve with historian Jay Barrett. Join us from 2-4pm, starting at the Brook Road gate. Families welcome (best to leave 4-footed members at home); no registration required. We’ll start with a gentle walk along the Quinn and Wheelock Trails. Those ready for an off-trail scramble can continue with us as we explore the higher terrain on the preserve’s south side.
Treatment of invasive Japanese knotweed will take place at the Mink Brook Nature Preserve on Wednesday, October 5. Trails will remain open. More
HUNTING SEASON UNDERWAY – Conservancy properties are Wildlife Safety Zones, but it’s always a good idea to wear a bit of brightly colored clothing (and avoid white) in the woods at this time of year.
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