Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – September 2022

The feeling of fall is definitely in the air. Its a lovely time of year, with colorful red maples changing into brilliant red and orange costumes, mushrooms popping up, and purple and white asters blooming in the meadows and woods. We may notice migrating birds passing by or arriving at our feeders for only a … Read more

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

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – May 2022

Have you been woken up in the morning by an insistent, clear whistle, “peter-peter-peter” coming through your open window? The singer is one of our most common birds, the Tufted Titmouse. This cute little gray bird with the perky crest often proclaims his territory with this “morning song”. He may sing this song at other … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – APRIL 2022

Spring migration–the most exciting time of the year! April and May see the influx of southern birds into our yards and open spaces. We hear bird song from our resident and from our migratory birds. I love hearing their songs and like to try it identify them. I have spent many years learning bird songs … Read more