The Weeks Meadow property consists of 2.59 acres of gently sloping upland meadow, early successional and woodland habitat in Belmont, Mass. acquired by Mass Audubon in 2010 from John and Katharine Weeks and incorporated into its Habitat Wildlife Sanctuary. To the west the property abuts the Weeks Pond parcel, gifted by Mr. and Mrs. Weeks to Habitat in 1989 and acquired by Mass Audubon as part of its merger with Habitat in 1994, and the Coolidge parcel, purchased by Mass Audubon in 2000. The property abuts private residential properties to the north and south, and abuts privately owned property subject to a conservation restriction (Maple Allee) held by the Belmont Land Trust to the east.
Before its acquisition by Mass Audubon the parcel had been in the Atkins/Claflin/Weeks family for most of the past 150 years. Prior to that, it was part of the Highland Stock Farm, reputed to be the first farm to introduce Holstein cattle in the U.S. The property has been used as pasture and meadow for many decades.
Weeks Meadow CR
- Location: Concord Avenue adjacent to Maple Allee
- Date acquired: 2012
- Owned by: Massachusetts Audubon Society
- Acreage: 2.59 acres