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

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – June 2023

The Dinosaur vs. the Mammal This month we have been witnessing an ongoing battle between a dinosaur and some mammals, which reminds me of tales of the Jurassic era. Making a complex subject overly simple, here’s the way I learned it: about 200 million years ago, when dinosaurs ruled the earth, tiny mammals had to … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – May 2023

Where Have All the Fireflies Gone? Do you remember running around on the lawn at dusk, catching fireflies in a jar, looking at them with wonder, and then releasing them? Are these nostalgic summer childhood memories a thing of the past? Will our children and grandchildren have a chance to make these same memories? There … Read more