Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – August 2022

September is an exciting month for birders; its hawk migration time.¬† Broad-winged hawks head south to Central and South America between September 1 and September 30. None of these hawks stay north in the winter. Mid-month sees the majority of broad-wings circling and gliding their way south. Broad-winged hawks migrate over land, avoiding flying over … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – July 2022

Heat waves! Westford is experiencing a heat waves this summer, and so is much of the country, Europe, and other parts of the world. Some of us are fortunate in that we can turn on an air conditioner if we want to; not everyone is so lucky. But this ability to cool ourselves is putting … Read more

WA Capstone Project by Dave Ebitson

This spring the Westford Conservation Trust was faced with two large projects to complete. The first project was clearing and re-opening a trail which follows both sides of the scenic Vine Brook from Powers Road to Lyberty Road. The other project was creating a trail connecting our Hildreth Meadow property¬†to Burns Hill, providing an enjoyable … Read more

Westford Conservation Trust Scholarship Recipients for 2022

Each year the Trust presents college scholarships of up to $1000 to Westford seniors going to college with an interest in environmental science or related field, demonstrated by coursework and volunteer/community service. Education and conservation are foremost in the minds of the Trust directors and we hope to encourage the youth of Westford to follow … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – June 2022

Summer is here, and most forest wildflowers have bloomed and set seed. If you enjoy identifying plants on your walks, may I suggest ferns? These are a fairly easy group of non-flowering plants to learn, as there are only 100 or so fern species in the northeastern area of the U.S. In most of our … Read more