Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – August 2021

Many of us have taken down our birdfeeders this summer, due to the mystery bird disease that is affecting the east coast and mid-west. We are feeling a profound loss of the color and song in our yards. We miss “our” birds! What to do? Well, the birds are still around, but we need to … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – JULY 2021

You may have heard by now the sad news that birds are experiencing a new, mystery illness. The illness is progressing through Texas, the Mid-Atlantic states and up the east coast.  As of this writing it is said to have come as far north as northern New Jersey, and not yet in New England. However, … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – June 2021

Chemical Free Lawns Our lawns should be kept chemical free, and mown less frequently. Rob Moir of the Ocean River Institute of Cambridge, MA has studied lawns and bees. He found in a study he conducted in Springfield MA this past May that “lawns mowed every three weeks instead of weekly resulted in as many … Read more

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