Earth Month Guided Hikes – WCT & WCA

Family Earth Month Walks Sponsored by Westford Conservation Trust and Westford Climate Action April 2024 No registration is required for these walks. All walks will run rain or shine. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome Saturday, April 6, 9-10:30 a.m. A Walk at O’Brien Farm Join Gerry DiBello for a walk at the historic O’Brien … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – December 2023

Happy New Year! Before going forward into the new year, I like to look back on the most notable wildlife sightings of the past year, so here goes: The year was notable for climate change: generally warmer and wetter, which is what has been predicted for the northeast. In fact, 2023 was the warmest year … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – November 2023

In late fall and early winter, a walk in the woods still reveals some lovely green plants. One of New England’s prettiest evergreens is most noticeable at this time on the forest floor;  the tiny tree-like plants called clubmosses. In our area, there are five species of clubmosses: ground pine (also called princess pine), shining … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – October 2023

The Last Flower of Fall When walking on my favorite trail recently, I noticed the last flowers of fall blooming in profusion. The Common Witch-hazel shrubs were sporting their yellow leaves, and their surprising bursts of yellow flowers. I always seem to forget to look for them in October, and am always happily surprised to … Read more

Westford Conservation Trust Annual Meeting – November 2023

Update View Mass Wildlife Chalis Bird’s presentation on Black Bears of New England click here to see the zoom meeting and presentation from November 16, 2023 Westford Conservation Trust Annual Meeting Members and friends are invited to join us for our our Annual Trust Meeting. We will have a brief Trust business meeting followed by … Read more