Upcoming Events at Summer Star

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary ®

and Stewardship at Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT)


Our Winter Birds

with Ron McAdow and Dan Stimson

Credit: Ron McAdow

SUNday, December 9th, 2018
1 PM to 3 PM
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
690 Linden Street
Boylston, MA 01505

** The event is free but capacity is limited. Please register by  visiting https://www.SVTweb.org/calendar **

“Our Winter Birds” is a slide lecture covering birds that visit feeders, and birds that find all their own food. We will use data from the Concord Christmas Bird Count to discuss changes to our winter bird populations over the decades. Learn more about the birds who visit your backyard feeders and seasonal changes you can expect.

The one hour presentation will be followed by an optional one hour walk along the trails. On the walk, we’ll discuss how different birds make use of the habitats at Summer Star, and how our winter birds are adapted to survive here. This program will be led by Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary’s Ron McAdow and SVT’s Dan Stimson.

Credit: Ron McAdow


Ron learned photography white making children’s animated films in the 1970s. He became interested in birds in that same decade, while on the staff of a summer camp in the Texas Hill Country. Since then he has been a writer, teacher, and, for a decade, executive director of Sudbury Valley Trustees. At present he has resumed creative work for children and serves as a naturalist and educator on the staff of Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary.


Dan is the Assistant Director of Stewardship at Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT), where he has helped to care for conservation land since 2002. As part of his role at SVT, he maintains and promotes their more than 63 miles of trails. Dan helped Summer Star to design their trail and has partnered to care for it since it was built in 2014.



This forty-five acres of natural land is home to plants, streams, glacial boulders, and wild animals large and small. It is our mission to protect and care for wildlife habitats, trails, forests, streams, and wetlands.

http://www.summerstarwildlife.org – 508-869-3434
690 Linden Street Boylston, MA 01505


Sudbury Valley Trustees is a regional land trust, protecting and caring for land and wildlife habitat in 36 communities surrounding the Concord, Assabet, and Sudbury Rivers.

http://www.SVTweb.org – 978-443-5588
18 Wolbach Road Sudbury, MA 01776



Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary®


Joyce McJilton Dwyer
in the Outdoors

Opening Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Ending January 15, 2019

Linden street gallery

Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
690 Linden Street
Boylston, MA 01505


  1. I represent the Senior Group at Christ Lutheran Church in West Boylston. We have visited your beautiful site in 2015 and would like very much to come and visit again in May, 2017. Can you advise what would be the best time for our group of approximately 14 to come when you have an art exhibit. Not all of our group would be able to walk the trails but last time they sat on the deck and enjoyed the surroundings. I would appreciate hearing from you. Thank you in advance. Carol Jorgensen

  2. Are there any more places available for the Growing Up Wild Professional Development Workshop?

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