We are learning a lot about our school's environment from Sue Klem's wonderful book, The Nature of Lincoln. We walked to the deCordova Museum last week and looked at Flint's Pond, the largest of the more than 100 ponds in Lincoln. This 160-acre pond, which supplies drinking water to Lincoln, is surrounded by 200 acres of conservation land. Henry David Thoreau praised the view from a point slightly higher than the trail on which we are walking.
On this walk, we spotted red-tailed hawks circling in the sky above the edge of Flint's Pond, looking for prey. Please scroll down this blog to the entry for July 17, 2012 to see a similar hawk protecting the Birches garden.