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We found 35 genets of the plants there on Friday 4 December 2015 in the early afternoon.
Other species present were trembling aspen, scarlet oak, glossy buckthorn, goldenrods,
path rush, sumac, Phragmites, and European black alder (Alnus glutinosa).
The plants averaged about 4 stems per clump and occupied about 20 feet along a narrow footpath
in a stretch 5 to 10 feet in width. They were within about 10 feet of a large blue tent used for camping.
-Robert Wernerehl, PhD, State Botanist of Massachusetts
is a unique natural resource for the communities of Belmont, Arlington and Cambridge
and home to hundreds of species, including hawks, coyotes beavers, snapping turtles, wild turkeys and muskrats,
the reservation is a unique natural resource for the community.
Historical information (Powerpoint)
Friends of Alewife Reservation works to protect and restore this wild area and the surrounding area for the water quality, native plants, animals and over 90 bird species with paths for walking, running and biking, recreation, and for classroom education and research. We regularly steward and preserve the Reservation area for wildlife and for the enjoyment of present and future generations.