Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust

The Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy is located in Halifax along Route 105 adjacent to the Winnetuxet River.
All photos by Rob MacDonald Hanson, MA rjmacdonald@gmail.com
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Wildlands Trust lead hike at Striar Conservancy, Dec 4 2021.
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Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Kiosk at the Striar Conservancy trail head.
Striar Conservancy - Halifax MA

Striar Conservancy - Halifax MA

Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Main kiosk just off the parking lot at Striar Conservancy (Wildlands Trust) in Halifax, MA.
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Certified vernal pool at Striar Conservancy.
Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird
Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird
Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Main trail crossing one of numerous small streams at Striar Conservancy.

Spring peeper at Striar Conservancy

Evening of March 10 exploring vernal pools at Striars Conservancy, part of the Wildlands Trust. This spring peeper was quite vocal till I started trying to get the video. He stopped but you can hear so many more frogs in the background. Amazing sounds!
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Early morning after an ice storm. Looking at the Winnetuxet.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Eagle scout project Bog bridges.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
After the 4-3-2016 snowfall.
Striar Conservancy Vernal Pool in Winter
Striar Conservancy Vernal Pool in Winter
One of the many certified vernal pools at Striar Conservancy.
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Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Jan 20, 2018 - Looking off towards the Winnetuxet river. Lots of ice showing how far the water flooded outside the river plain. Notice the horizontal white stripes on the tree trunks which indicate how high the water levels have been.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy

Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy

Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Looking from the parking lot. Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
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October 6, 2020 - I've been visiting the Striar Conservancy for many years and this is lowest I've ever seen the Winnetuxet River. This location is on the south western side of Striar and it would be very difficult for a kayak or canoe to pass through this part of the river.
River Otter Slides on the bank of the Winnetuxet River
River Otter Slides on the bank of the Winnetuxet River
Lots of river otter activity at Striar Conservancy. Here are some recent (March 2019) otter slides in the snow at Striar.
River otter at Striar Conservancy
River otter at Striar Conservancy
Eastern Towhee at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy
Eastern Towhee at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy
Eastern Towhee. Saw and heard lots of towhees today. 4-30-16.
Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird

Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird

Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Striar Conservancy
Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Striar Conservancy
Second time in a couple days that I've come across a Yellow-billed cuckoo (YBCU) at the Striar Conservancy in Halifax.
Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird

Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird

Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe
Eastern Phoebe EAPH
Palm Warbler at Striar Conservancy
Palm Warbler at Striar Conservancy
Palm Warbler at Striar Conservancy. Saw two of these out on the back side by the pond. 4-30-16
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Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy - Tree Frog
Grey Tree Frog at Striar Conservancy. Taken April 7, 2017
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Four Thush and a Cowbird egg. This nest was on the ground along a stream.
Mushrooms at Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Spring Awakening
Spring awakening at Striar. April 2019.
Wood Frog Eggmass in Striar Conservancy vernal pool
Most likely a wood frog egg mass in one of the many vernal pools at Striar Preserve. April 2019.
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Main trail at Striar Conservancy.
Spring 2019 at Striar
Garter snake along the main trail.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo at Striar Conservancy
Yellow-billed Cuckoo alond the Winnetuxet.
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Wood Frog taken Oct 22, 2016 at Striar Conservancy
Wood Duck at Striar Conservancy
Wood Duck with ducklings on the Winnetuxet.
Barred Owl at Striar Conservancy
Barred Owl taken 5-1-16. No real value to this photo other than it's help for identifying the owl.
Palm Warbler at Striar Conservancy
Palm Warbler.
Golden Crowned Kinglet at Striar Conservancy
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Red squirrel along main trail.
Red Squirrel along the main trail at Striar.
Yellow rumped warbler at Striar Conservancy.
Yellow-rumped Warbler at Striar. Taken 4/16/2016.
Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird
Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.
Brown Creeper Striar Conservancy
Brown Creeper 4/3/2016.
Brown Creeper Striar Conservancy
Brown Creeper 4/3/2016.

Pine Warbler at Striar Conservancy

I believe this to be a Pine Warbler. 3-30-16.
I can always count on seeing a few of these Catbirds towards the back of the property, near the collapsed dike.
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Jan 20, 2018. Flooding back up through the stream gullys which made the main trail unpassible for a time. Note the ice shelf with the glove resting on it which is an indication of how high the water rose to. Main trail is now passible.
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Jan 20, 2018. More views of how high the water rose.
Looking out on the Winnetuxet River.
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"In paths untrodden, Here, by myself, away from the clank of the world" From "In Paths Untrodden" - Poem by Walt Whitman
Elbow bend in the Winnetuxet River along the Striar Conservancy in Halifax.
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Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Looking at the Winnetuxet River from the trail.
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After the 4-3-2016 snowfall.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
After the 4-3-2016 snowfall.
Spotted Salamander egg mass. Striar Conservancy.
Many vernal pools at Striar including 5 certified by the NHESP. In this case, I believe these to be the egg mass of a spotted salamander.
Vernal Pools at Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
NHESP amphibian traps in a vernal pool at Striar.
Vernal Pools at Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
NHESP amphibian traps in a vernal pool at Striar.
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Salamander spermatophore
Vernal Pool At Striars Conservancy. Spotted Salamander.
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16 Spotted Salamander
Vernal Pool At Striars Conservancy. Spring Peeper.
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Spring Peeper
Vernal Pool At Striars Conservancy. Spring Peeper.
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Spring Peeper
Vernal Pool At Striars Conservancy. Spring Peeper.
Spring Peeper at Striars. Taken on on 3/10/16 which was the second straight day of 60+ tempratures.
Vernal Pool At Striars Conservancy. American Toad.
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16 American Toad
Vernal Pool At Striars Conservancy. Wood Frog.
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Wood Frog
Vernal Pool At Striars Conservancy. Spotted Salamander.
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Spotted Salamander
At Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Taken Oct 29, 2017 at Striar Conservancy.
At Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Taken Oct 29, 2017 at Striar Conservancy.
At Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Orange Jelly fungus.
At Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
At Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
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A natural terrarium off the trail at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
The Omnipresent Laccaria or possibly the Lilac Cort. Aug 30, 2017.
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At Striar Conservancy, Wildlands Trust, Halifax MA. Aug 2017.
Indian Pipes at Striar Conservancy.
Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora). These are parasitic plants that feed off of fungi. Aug 30, 2017.
Indian Pipes at Striar Conservancy.
Indian Pipes or Monotropa uniflora. These are flowering plants not fungi. Aug 30, 2017.
The Omnipresent Laccaria or possibly the Lilac Cort Aug 2017 at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Omnipresent Laccaria or possibly the Lilac Cort. Aug 2017 at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
The Omnipresent Laccaria or possibly the Lilac Cort Aug 2017 at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Omnipresent Laccaria or possibly the Lilac Cort. Aug 2017 at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Scaly Pholiota
Possibly Scaly Pholiota. Aug 25, 2017.
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At Striar Conservancy, Wildlands Trust, Halifax MA. Aug 2017.
Sept 2, 2017
Sept 2, 2017
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy - Tree Frog
Grey Tree Frog at Striar Conservancy. Taken April 7, 2017
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy - Tree Frog
Grey Tree Frog at Striar Conservancy. Taken April 7, 2017
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One of many small views of the Winnetuxet River as it passes beside Striar Conservancy.
Mushrooms at Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Trail Art, taken at Striar Conservancy, Wildlands Trust, Halifax, MA.
Mushrooms at Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
These are now sprouting along the main trail though Striar Conservancy.
Humming bird at Striar Conservancy.
Hummingbird, also at the rear of the property near the small pond.
Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.
Note the horizontal ice lines approx half way up the truck. That indicates the recent water level.