Saturday, April 2, 2011

Thomas W. Eastman Conservation Study Area

Thomas W. Eastman Conservation Study Area (Behind Newman Elementary School, Needham, MA)

There is a little wetland area behind my daughter's school that serves as a place for nature study. A sign identifies it as the "Thomas W. Eastman Conservation Study Area." As far as I can tell it is dedicated to a Needham science educator who died prematurely in the 1970s. (If someone knows the whole story please let me know in the comments).

Today we sat on the boardwalk, watching a wood duck on the pond and listening to wood frogs and spring peepers.

Or, rather, I did that while Lily fished soggy leaves from the water.

Skunk Cabbage! It is spring after all!

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