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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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.
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Main kiosk just off the parking lot at Striars Conservancy (Wildlands Trust) in Halifax, MA.
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Certified vernal pool at Striar Conservancy.
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Main trail crossing one of numerous small streams at 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
Eagle scout project Bog bridges.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
After the 4-3-2016 snowfall.
Striar Conservancy Vernal Pool in Winter
One of the many certified vernal pools at Striar Conservancy.
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…
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Recent October 2016 evening at Striar.
Wildlands Trust - Striar Conservancy
Kiosk at the Striar Conservancy trail head.
Striar Conservancy - Halifax MA
Fresh snow at the main trail entrance at Striar Conservancy.
Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird
Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.
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
Eastern Towhee at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy
Eastern Towhee. Saw and heard lots of towhees today. 4-30-16.
Striar Conservancy - Ovenbird
Ovenbird 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.
Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.
Eastern Phoebe EAPH
Palm Warbler at Striar Conservancy. Saw two of these out on the back side by the pond. 4-30-16
Grey Tree Frog at Striar Conservancy. Taken April 7, 2017
Muskrat
Four Thush and a Cowbird egg. This nest was on the ground along a stream.
Looking from the parking lot. Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
Spring awakening at Striar. April 2019.
Most likely a wood frog egg mass in one of the many vernal pools at Striar Preserve. April 2019.
Main trail at Striar Conservancy.
Garter snake along the main trail.
Yellow-billed Cuckoo alond the Winnetuxet.
Wood Frog taken Oct 22, 2016 at Striar Conservancy
Wood Duck with ducklings on the Winnetuxet.
Barred Owl taken 5-1-16. No real value to this photo other than it's help for identifying the owl.
Palm Warbler.
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Red Squirrel along the main trail at Striar.
Yellow-rumped Warbler at Striar. Taken 4/16/2016.
Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.
Brown Creeper 4/3/2016.
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.
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…
Jan 20, 2018. More views of how high the water rose.
Looking out on the Winnetuxet River.
One of the many small streams at Striar Conservancy (Wildlands Trust) on Rte 105 in Halifax MA.
"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.

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!
Looking at the Winnetuxet River from the trail.
After the 4-3-2016 snowfall.
After the 4-3-2016 snowfall.
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.
NHESP amphibian traps in a vernal pool at Striar.
NHESP amphibian traps in a vernal pool at Striar.
Salamander spermatophore
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16 Spotted Salamander
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Spring Peeper
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Spring Peeper
Spring Peeper at Striars. Taken on on 3/10/16 which was the second straight day of 60+ tempratures.
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16 American Toad
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Wood Frog
One Night One Vernal Pool: 3/10/16. Spotted Salamander
Taken Oct 29, 2017 at Striar Conservancy.
Taken Oct 29, 2017 at Striar Conservancy.
Orange Jelly fungus.
A natural terrarium off the trail at Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy.
The Omnipresent Laccaria or possibly the Lilac Cort. Aug 30, 2017.
At Striar Conservancy, Wildlands Trust, Halifax MA. Aug 2017.
Indian Pipes (Monotropa uniflora). These are parasitic plants that feed off of fungi. Aug 30, 2017.
Indian Pipes or Monotropa uniflora. These are flowering plants not fungi. Aug 30, 2017.
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.
Possibly Scaly Pholiota. Aug 25, 2017.
At Striar Conservancy, Wildlands Trust, Halifax MA. Aug 2017.
Grey Tree Frog at Striar Conservancy. Taken April 7, 2017
Grey Tree Frog at Striar Conservancy. Taken April 7, 2017
One of many small views of the Winnetuxet River as it passes beside Striar Conservancy.
Trail Art, taken at Striar Conservancy, Wildlands Trust, Halifax, MA.
These are now sprouting along the main trail though Striar Conservancy.
Chanterelle Waxcap along the loop trail, Oct 16, 2016
First snow of 2017 at Striar Preserve
Hummingbird, also at the rear of the property near the small pond.
Ovenbird at the Striar Conservancy - Wildlands Trust.