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.
The site you are seeing here is a brand new WCT website. The new website runs on a content management system that will make it easier and more efficient to publish updated content, event information and newsletter archives. It also features a new database of information about Westford conservation lands, making the new site much easier to manage and ensuring that you see the same information no matter how you choose to view the conservation land content.
Our main goals with the new website were:
Easier to update for better communications with you
Mobile-device friendly (smartphones and tablets)
Leverage the hard work that went into the existing site and all our content
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