Current Issue: Spring 2017: Trail maintenance opportunities, members making a difference with legislators, sponsor a trail this spring, Peek-a-Blue Hikes start, geology hike, Green Up the Blue Hills Mary 21, Seasons of the Blue Hills photo contest launched, Winter Fest photos.
Archive – 2017
Winter 2017: Winter Fest in February, the most trail volunteers ever, thank you Dedham Savings and TARC, petition to help make trail crossings safe, photo contest winners and Annual Celebration photos.
Archive – 2016
Fall 2016: Annual Celebration October 6, Volunteers and Weevils Put the Brakes on Mile-a- Minute Weed, Lyme Disease Prevention at Milton Public Schools, Sunset from the Top October 15, Honoring Rex and Margie Anderson, Hilltop Society Soiree, Renovating Eliot Tower.
Summer 2016: Georgia Lee’s resolution to visit every day… Thanks to her, we’re now on Instagram! Also: Jimmy Tingle show (July 30), Green Up photos, Boots N Brews (July 16), special raffle sponsored by Cypress/ Abby Park.
Spring 2016: Volunteer for the trails this spring! Peek a Blue kicks off, Meet a Skyline Society member, Eagles near the Blue Hills, St. Moritz Grand Re-opening, Incredible Blue Hills photo contest, Save the Date for Jimmy Tingle (July 30), Higashi School clears the trails.
Winter 2016: Winter Fest February 23, Controlling deer populations saves birds and the forest, Wiinter Walk in Quincy draws nearly 100 people, Eagle Scout project builds bridge in Fowl Meadow.
Archive – 2015
Fall 2015: volunteer spotlight: Liz Tran, Origins of Houghton’s and Ponkapoag Ponds, upcoming Annual Celebration, Lyme disease education at Milton public schools, fishing fest photos.
Summer 2015: Members-only archeology hike is ‘epic’; Youth and school groups are great volunteers; Horseshoe throwing in the Blue Hills; Protect the Beauty Photo Contest; Volunteer spotlight – Jessica Baumgart; Boots and Brews; Green Up photos!
Spring 2015: Coalition for a Better Blue Hills forms; Peek-a-Blue Hikes are back! Hotel proposed on parkland; Green Up the Blue Hills coming; Erica Quigley helps launch the Skyline Society; Winter Fest photos; members-only hike with Joe Bagley.
Winter 2015: Winter Fest February 24th! Strive for 35… A Challenge for Even Long-time Aficionados; A Hearty Thanks to Trail Volunteers; Fowl Meadow Reprieve; Photo Contest Winners; Joe Bagley on Blue Hills Archeology; Annual Celebration Photos.
Archive – 2014
Fall 2014 35 Years Timeline; Annual Celebration October 9th! Revealed: number of deer in the Blue Hills; Milton students help fight Lyme disease; Over 100 volunteers remove invasives and help the forest; Introducing sponsor a trail; photos of the Summer Fest.
Summer 2014 Introducing Peek a Blue Hikes, Renovations at Ponkapoag Golf Course, Repairs at Broderick Stable, now you can Sponsor a Trail, check out the photos from Green Up.
April – June: Take the Strive for 35 Challenge; Evans and Meline Longacre give back to the Blue Hills; Blue Hills a part of the Tran family; Green Up June 8; Remembering Anne Parker; photos of this year’s Winter Fest.
January – March 2014: meeting Kathy McDonald; legislative efforts to protect Fowl Meadow; ski team on the Blue Hills, photos of Annual Celebration.
Archive – 2013
October – December 2013: Honoring some of the founders of FBH: John and Maritta Cronin; Otters in the Blue Hill; Milton students teach us about Lyme disease; Summer Fest photos; and new FBH tag line!
July – September 2013: Fowl Meadow threatened; St. Moritz in the Blue Hills; Marathon Monday in the Blue Hills; a birder’s view; park user survey
April – June 2013: Meet the new volunteer trail maintenance leaders; photo contest winners; why Blue Hills is best for birding and Winter Fest photos.
January – March 2013: Hiking the Skyline; ravens in the Blue Hills; meeting the new Board; and honoring the memory of Charlie Cox.
Archive – 2012
October – December 2012: Conservation land protected at Blue Hills’ neighbor, Seasons of the Blue Hills Photo Contest, Fall is the Season to Watch Out for Deer Collisions, Annual Celebration (Nov. 10th).
July – September 2012: Milton Students Learn How to Protect Themselves from Lyme Disease; For Grandmother Rosalyn Krivitsky from Canton, the Blue Hills Helps Bridge the Generation Gap; How Friendly Forest Animals Can Create Unhealthy Forests; Zip Line Proposal in Quincy Quarries is Expected to be Accepted by Quincy City Council; New Life for a Historic Barn at Brookwood
April – June 2012: The increasing risk of Lyme disease to Blue Hills visitors; the Spotted Salamander, a Blue Hills critter; and exploring the Reservation on two wheels.
January – March 2012: Board member Denny Swenson; Lyme disease prevention; proposed zip lines in Quincy Quarries; snowshoeing and cross-country skiing tips; our cold blooded friends in the forest.
Archive – 2011
October – December 2011: Hiking with Alysa Buchanan and riding horses with Diana McNamara; reducing trash through legislation; the secret of golden rod.
July – September 2011: What You See: Photos that Celebrate the Reservation, Community Effort at Eliot Tower Leads to a Healthier Forest, Our Values and Vision, Conserving the Blue Hills View, Living with Tribbles
April – June 2011: Picky bluebirds chose their homes carefully, plan for the park includes your recommendations, discover the best trail for wildflowers, volunteer highlight: Garrett Owen
January – March 2011: Opening Our Eyes to the Biodiversity of the Blue Hills, New Board Members, the Two Best Cross Country Skiing Trails in the Blue Hills, Volunteers who Make a Difference
Archive – 2010
October – December 2010: The Reservation Just Got Bigger; Annual Meeting November 13; What Invasive Plant Could Lengthen Your Life? and Two Great Views for Busy People
July – September 2010: Legislation that would protect the Blue Hills, volunteers learn to track invasive species, cell tower proposed on a conservation restriction
April – June: Asian Longhorned Beetle: Keep it out of the Blue Hills! Bird Breeding Atlas; Book review: The End of the Long Summer
January – March: Covered Water Tanks Completed – Opportunities Follow; Welcome new Board members: Hilary Blocker, Deb DaSilva and John Sheehan; Advocacy update: Resource Management Plan, EEA Budget Cuts; The Hard Truth: The Geology of the Blue Hills; Evaluating Biodiversity in the Blue Hills
Archive – 2009
October-December: Senator Joyce at FBH Community Forum; cell tower voted down, Advocacy Committee reports on Blue Hills Resource Management plan; new FBH webpage recommends hikes; and Euonymus alatus… beautiful invader
July-August: Historic Brookwood Farm Barn Dismantled, Carnivorous Plants of Ponkapoag Bog, Some Thoughts on Invasives
April-June: Indian Line Farm, Fighting Purple Loosestrife and other Invasives, Ponkapoag’s Flowering Ericads
January-March: A Road Runs Through It, Photo Contest Winners, Houghton’s Pond Trail Race
Archive – 2008
October-December: Advocacy updates, Annual Meeting info, The Power of Sphagnum
July-September: Adopt-A-Trail, Photo Contest, Meet Alexandra Echandi
April-June: Renovations at Ponkapoag Dam, Wakefield Estate, Meet Ken Jones
January-March: Adopt-a-Trail Gaining Momentum, Good News on Lantana Land Swap
Archive – 2007
October-December: Reservoir Halved; FBH Resolve Doubled, Wind Turbines Proposed
July-September: Reservoir Destruction, Fires of Spring
April-June: Jeff Dyer on Red Lining the Blue Hills, Encroachment at Ponkapoag Pond
January-March: Irina Kadis on invasive plants, Hugh Stringer on mountain biking
Archive – 2006
October-December: Blue Hills Big Dig, Indian Line Farm
July-September: Randolph votes to pave over Reservation parkland, Pete Jackson: Landscape Architect
April-June: Profile of Mike Vhay, Waiting for walking paths at Quarry Hills, Ayers introduces Reservoir bill
Archive – 2004
October-December: Executive Director Judy Jacobs, Blue Hills place names, Roger Gregg remembered
July-September: Photo Gallery – Flora and Fauna of the Blue Hills, Advocacy Update
April-June: Horses, hikers, and bikes, Interview with DCR Commissioner Kathy Abbott
January-March: Who Founded the Blue Hill Observatory?, Issues Update, Kids Corner
Archive – 2003
November-December: Robert Mussey on hunting wasps, A poem by Iris Gomez
September-October: Endangered Species Protection, Snake Watching, Maggie’s Goodbye
July-August: A trip to the Trailside Museum, Blue Hills Bioblitz photos and more!
May-June: Restoring the Neponset River, Pieces of Life
March-April: Will the MDC Survive?, Looking for Sugar, Parks not Parking Lots
January-February: Is the Blue Hills Reservation Protected?, What to do with your Christmas tree