Grab your smartphone and download the free iNaturalist app, become a citizen scientist, and get out on our trails and in our sanctuaries to help catalog all the bio-diversity in Wellesley. We'll have weekly challenges and call outs for the most observations, most unique species, etc. You can explore your own backyard and nearby nature anywhere in Wellesley! Remember to practice physical distancing and obey all town ordinances while out on the trails.
Suggestions: Centennial Reservation, the North 40, Longfellow Pond and the Town Forest, Boulder Brook Reservation, Guernsey Sanctuary, Fuller Brook Path, and other areas (https://wellesleyma.gov/800/Maps-Guides-Descriptions). Just snap away and upload. Join the iNaturalist project "Wellesley Will Enjoy Time Outdoors" to see weekly stats. #WellesleyWillBeWell Sponsored by Wellesley Natural Resources Commission and Wellesley Conservation Council Land Trust.
The Wellesley Conservation Council is our local 501(c)(3) non-profit land trust that protects 14 sanctuaries across more than 45 acres of natural land in Wellesley and bordering lands in Needham and Weston. More information about our mission, the sanctuaries and membership can be found at www.wellesleyconservationcouncil.org.