Westford Conservation Trust Scholarship Recipients for 2021

Each year the Trust presents college scholarships of up to $1000 to Westford seniors who demonstrate an interest beyond their studies in the cause of conservation. Education and conservation are foremost in the minds of the Trust directors and we hope to encourage the youth of Westford to follow this same passion. We are honored … Read more

Pale Green Critters

Pale Green Assassin Bug Photo taken May 15, 2021 on local flora. Description: Pale green or yellowish insect with a thin body. Adults have dark wings, males have a dark head as well. Nymphs lack wings and thorax spines. Adults can fly but rarely do so. Reproduction: In July adults lay eggs. The eggs are laid in … Read more

Pollination Preservation Garden Tours hosted by MCA Native Pollinator Task Force

Subject: All this Month – Pollination Preservation Garden Tours, Join us!   Native Plant – Native Pollinator Preservation Month: Celebrate with Pollination Preservation Garden Tours! The MCA Native Pollinator Task Force (NPTF) invites you to participate in our first Native Plant-Pollinator Preservation Month for the MetroWest region. Throughout the month of June we will be … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – May 2021

Birds need native trees. Laura Tangley and Desiree Narango worked for three years as interns for Professor Doug Tallamy, Professor of Entomology at the University of Delaware. They studied how nonnative trees in cities and suburbs affect birds. In Laura Tangley’s  National Wildlife Federation article titled “Why Birds Need Native Trees”, she noted that 80% … Read more

Spring 2021 Newsletter

In This Issue David Ebitson Elected New Trust President Let It Be An Oak – Virtual Presentation by Doug Tallamy A Year of Westford Trails by David Ebitson Notes from the Trail Mapping Trenches by Rich Strazdas Fighting Litter with Data by Mark Minnucci Hike to the Tall Pines in Carlisle by Bill Harman Spring Bird Walk … Read more