Grassy Pond

Grassy Pond is interesting right now because the water level is so low, and it really is “grassy”.

The low water level is probably caused by all the sunny days with little rain in recent weeks.  It is said that Grassy Pond becomes entirely without water about once every 10 years.

By the way, Grassy Pond develops a chorus of frogs on summer evenings, particularly when it’s rainy.  Here’s a recording I made on such a night, focusing on a barred owl.  The owl is interesting, but the background of tree frogs, green frogs, and loud bull frogs is interesting too.

-Bill Harman

 

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Earth Day 2016

 

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Celebrate Earth Day all month by supporting the month long Lowell Earth Day Celebration, Westford’s Town Wide Clean Up Day, and Concord’s Umbrella for the Arts Earth Day Event!

Earth Day Festival in Lowell – April 23rd

This free celebration features environmentally conscious organizations and artists, children’s activities, demonstrations, hands-on workshops, greenhouse tours, and local entertainment. It is a wonderful chance to learn about community gardening and what environmentally conscious organizations are accomplishing.

This family event is hosted by the Community Gardens Greenhouse and sponsored by the Lowell National Historical Park. It is held on Saturday, April 23, rain or shine! Food and drinks are available.

The event also kicks-off the annual volunteer season for the Community Gardens Greenhouse and Lowell National Historical Park. You’ll be able to learn about the season’s new projects and see what’s growing in the greenhouse!

Westford Town Wide Clean Up Day – April 30th

Meet at Roudenbush Community Center at 8:00 a.m. to register, get a free tee shirt and your location assignment. Return to Roudenbush at noon for free BBQ lunch!

To register your group, email bandrews@roudenbush.org

Concord Musketaquid Arts & Environment, Celebrating the Confluence of Art and Nature – Earth Day Celebration – April 30th from 9:30-2:00pm

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Westford Stream Team Open House

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The Westford Stream Team is having an open house this Saturday, April 16th from 2:30 – 4:00pm in the Mary Atwood meeting Room, J.V. Fletcher Library. Stop by to learn more about the town and the trust’s water quality monitoring program, find out about last year’s results, and get some hands on experience with our sampling equipment.
Become a Citizen Scientist! Join us to learn more about how you can volunteer to monitor water quality in our streams for the 2016 season!

RichH

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