Every summer, the fields of Lincoln come alive with the ethereal silent sparks of fireflies. Sara Lewis, a long-time Lincoln resident and author of Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies, will lead “Lights in the Night: A Firefly Talk and Walk with Sara Lewis” on Sunday, July 23 starting with a talk at 7:45 p.m. in Town Hall and a firefly walk in the Smith-Andover Field across Lincoln Road at 8:15 p.m. Dress for weather and wear sturdy shoes. Apply any insect repellent before entering the field. Please use red LED flashlights, or regular flashlights can be covered with red cellophane. The rain date for the walk is July at 8:15 p.m.
Lewis, a professor of biology at Tufts University, has given a TED talk and written about firefly conservation for CNN and Undark Magazine. Limited numbers of her book are available at the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust office and at the Lincoln Public Library. This event is co-sponsored with Lincoln’s Conservation Commission.
Holy Cow! Garden herb walk
Come on a Holy Cow! Garden herb walk on Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. led by Jai Kaur (Annamaria San Antonio) in the Holy Cow! Garden at the Codman Estate in Lincoln (directions sent upon registration). Cost is $15 adults; free for kids under 12. Contact Jai Kaur at 781-738-1920 or firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space, and mail a check to made out to Annamaria San Antonio, PO Box 266, Lincoln MA 01773. Holy Cow! Garden, which abuts Codman Community Farms is a private, nonprofit project that highlights sacred source in the mundane. Home-made herbal products will be for sale.
Show your art in the library
Want to display your art in the Lincoln Public Library? The application for displaying art in the library’s main gallery is available on the library website. The downstairs “Stay-Put” Gallery requires no application and has openings throughout 2018.