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

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – August 2023

New England’s greatest treasure is its forests. We rely on our forests to cool the land, and provide moisture to our air. And in this era of abrupt, serious climate change, trees are a major route for carbon sequestration. The more trees that are cut, the more global warming will occur. Forests provide sanctuary for … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – July 2023

Hot enough for ya? This is the question I used to hear when I was growing up in Washington, D.C. And it was hot–in the 90’s most summer days. When we moved north  to New England, we didn’t have nearly as much hot weather–only about two weeks a year when it was in the low … Read more