Purple Pitcher Plants and Peat Bogs

Purple Pitcher Plants and Peat Bogs

Nutrient-poor bogs force plants to get creative, perhaps none more so than the purple pitcher plant, Sarracenia purpurea. Its dramatic, specialized leaves form multicolored ‘pitchers’ that fill with rain and snow, hosting tiny self-contained ecosystems—like the bogs themselves.

Putney Mountain Association Buys West Cliff Trail Land

Putney Mountain Association Buys West Cliff Trail Land

From a public parking area off of Putney Mountain Road in Brookline, the West Cliff Trail leads hikers to Putney Mountain and its stunning vistas of the valleys below. The trail connects to an expansive trail system that follows the 16-mile Windmill Ridge over the...
Former Andrews Family Forestland Becomes New Richmond Town Forest

Former Andrews Family Forestland Becomes New Richmond Town Forest

Located on Route 2 near the Monitor Barns, Richmond’s new 428-acre town forest is a mile from the village center. The property has long been in the Andrews family as part of Gray Rocks Farm, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Over the past...
Windmill Ridge Protected for Recreation and Wildlife

Windmill Ridge Protected for Recreation and Wildlife

March 22, 2018 Brookline–The Putney Mountain Association, a nonprofit organization that protects land along Windmill Ridge, bought two properties, totaling 161 acres, on the western side of Putney Mountain and Windmill Ridge. The group then conserved the land...