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Sycamore Land Trust

The Twig

The Twig is our print newsletter that comes out three times a year. Members receive The Twig free in the mail, and anyone is welcome to read it online. Learn about conservation news, outdoors events, environmental education stories, interviews, and much more.


Summer 2017

Cover photo: Bobcat at Beanblossom Bottoms Nature Preserve by Chip Methvin

Read the latest issue of The Twig online (PDF)

Articles include:

  • From the Executive Director: Nature says “thank you”
  • Singing Off the Grid: An interview with composer Malcolm Dalglish
  • A Lifetime of Conservation: An interview with conservationist Lee Sterrenburg
  • Property Updates: Upgrades at Eagle Slough and Beanblossom Bottoms

In the interview with Malcolm Dalglish, the article mentions the opportunity to hear recordings of Bloomington choir Voces Novae singing a few of his compositions, which he set with beautiful poetry by Wendell Berry. Click on these links to listen:

The Peace of Wild Things
Great Trees
Broken Ground

And you might have noticed the new design for The Twig! We are pleased to introduce our new designer, Danielle Kay Lucas. She also designed the fabulous new Sycamore t-shirts for sale at JL Waters in Bloomington.


Past Issues of The Twig

You can view recent issues of The Twig by clicking the links below (PDF), or view previous articles on our blog.

Summer 2017

Winter/Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring/Summer 2016

Winter 2016

Fall 2015

Spring/Summer 2015

Winter 2015

Fall 2014