Trail Guides and Books
60 Hikes Within 60 Miles: Bostonby Lafe Low and Helen Weatherall
Includes several hikes in Newton park and conservation areas, including Houghton Garden and Hemlock Gorge.
A Season in Utopiaby Doris M. Curtis
A history of Brook Farm.
AMC’s Best Day Hikes Near Bostonby Michael Tougias, John S. Burk, and Alison O'Leary
Descriptions and maps of 50 day hikes in Eastern Massachusetts, mostly within I-495. (Most of the destinations are listed on this page.)
Bike Paths of Massachusettsby Stuart A. Johnstone
Contains a description of the Charles River bike path from Waltham to Boston.
Birds of Massachusettsby Richard R. Veit and Wayne R. Petersen; Drawings by Barry Van Dusen.
Detailed guide to birds in Massachusetts.
Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plantsby Douglas Tallamy
Tallamy was the guest speaker at the 2012 Conservators annual dinner.
Brook Farm: The Dark Side of Utopiaby Sterling Delano
A recently published history of Brook Farm. Booklist called it “a compelling look at the history of progressive social movements in America and the failure of one of the best-known experiments.”
Conserving Earth’s Biodiversity CD-ROMby Dan Perlman and E. O. Wilson
Dan Perlman, biologist and photographer, created this CD with Professor E.O. Wilson of Harvard University. The CD is ideal for older students and adult learners who wish togain a deeper appreciation for conservation biology and environmental science.
It is hailed by one by one scientist as “…a breakthrough in science teaching through interactive multimedia. The combination of E.O. Wilson’s on-screen narration, and Dan Perlman’s educational design and content make this production a must for science students and teachers.”
This CD-ROM was featured in the Fall 2001 lecture.
Echoes in Hemlock Gorgeby Douglas Worth
Poems by Douglas Worth
From the publisher:
This book of poetry ranges back through history to the 1600s and pleads with mankind to attend to the massive damage technological advancement is bringing to the biosphere. The poems warn that blindness to these changes, which wantonly destroy that understructure upon which life depends, will make the future of man a wasteland and a devastation. A single locale, Hemlock Gorge, a bypassed island of natural beauty immersed in the head-on rush of modern technological culture, is used to illustrate these dangers.
Exploring in and around Boston on Bike and Footby Lee Sinai and Joyce S. Sherr
Includes a 2-mile walk in Webster Conservation Area as well as a 17-mile bike ride in Newton and Brookline.
Exploring the Hidden Charlesby Michael Tougias
Provides information about canoeing the Charles River, and hiking and biking near its banks.