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

Letter From Our New Trust President – Rich Strazdas

Letter From Our New Trust President – Rich Strazdas & Welcome to new VP – Mark Minnucci Welcome from Rich Strazdas, your new Westford Conservation Trust president. You may have seen my name as Saturday hike leader, or trail book editor. Now I have stepped up to fill the shoes of outgoing president, Dave Ebitson. I would … Read more

Local Corporate Volunteers Help with Trail Projects

This has been a great spring/summer for the trust and the town of Westford as volunteers from local businesses participated in trail projects at several local trails and conservation land. Huge thanks to the corporate volunteers from NVIDIA in Westford who worked on two trail and land projects this June, what an awesome day!! A … Read more

Eastern Milk Snake

Eastern Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum) The Eastern Milk Snake has a mottled grey, brown, and reddish body. This non-venomous snake is often confused for a rattlesnake, but it lacks the rattle, keeled scales, and cat-like pupils. It is found in fields, woodlands, rocky hillsides, and wetland edges and primarily eats small mammals (from Mass Audubon … Read more