Wellesley Conservation Land Trust Publications

Walks in Wellesley: Exploring Wellesley’s Open Space by Margaret Klein Wilson

Take a walk in Wellesley’s open spaces and discover the history, plants, habitats and geological features of 19 natural areas. There are small trail maps of many of the areas and a large separate map of Wellesley that is keyed to the text located in the back pocket of the book. Price – $15.00

Birds of Wellesley by Clark Ewer, 1988 revised edition

The first edition of this book in 1982 provided an indication of the distribution, abundance and habitat preferences of the bird species found in Wellesley. This 1988 edition includes information on the decline of species due to loss of habitat or increase due to expanding ranges. 260 bird species are mentioned. Price – $5.00

The Geological Story of Wellesley by Katharine Fowler-Billings, 1984 revised edition

Learn about the fascinating geological history of Wellesley and the location of geological features such as eskers, kettle-holes, drumlins and glacial erratics. Out of print but we are providing a scanned version here.

Guernsey Sanctuary by Mildred Hyatt, Esther Erickson and Warren Little

This book is an illustrated self-guide to the plants, natural features and history of the sanctuary. Price – $3.00

The History of the Wellesley Conservation Council by Ethel D. Sanders

Learn about the beginnings of conservation in Wellesley and the people who started the council. Price – Free

The Web of Life Around Longfellow Pond: A History and Trail Guide for the Wellesley Town Forest by Beverly Morrison

With beautiful illustrations by Peg Birch, this guide is an ecological study of all aspects of life around Longfellow Pond, historic, geological, botanical and biological. Increase your knowledge and enjoyment of the Pond by reading Bev’s expert commentary for each of the nine stops. Price – $13.00

Walks in Wellesley is available at

Wellesley Books, 82 Central Street in Wellesley

The Wellesley Free Library under 917.44 Wilson.