Nature Sightings

Vernal Pool Critters

March 26, 2021

Photo of probable hybrid/jefferson blue spotted salamander was taken on March 18, 2021 near a vernal pool in Westford by Diane Duane. To learn more about salamanders, wood frogs, peepers

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November 1, 2020

This picture was taken in the morning on October 31st by Jeff Morse at a small nearby pond at the corner of Vose road and Old Lowell Rd in Westford

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Late Summer Visitors

September 16, 2020

Here are a few recent sightings of Monarch Butterflies along with a Tiger Swallowtail, Fritillary and Hummingbird Moth. All enjoying some nectar from Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii) which can aggressively

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Marsh Marigold

May 5, 2020

Marsh Marigold (Caltha palustris) seen next to Vine Brook April 21, 2020, South Westford – photo courtesy of Ron Gemma NATURE NOTES* By ANNIE REID Westborough Community Land Trust Marsh-marigolds

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Skunk Cabbage – Tom Paul Trail (lower section)

March 29, 2020

One of the newly emerged skunk cabbage (Symplocarpus foetidus) seen next to the extensive bog bridges on the lower section of the Tom Paul Trail – photo by Bill Duane,

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Frances Hill Winter Art

January 7, 2020

Frances Hill Wildlife Sanctuary – Blue Trail – January 1, 2020 by Roy Perry

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