Vernal Pool Critters

Here are some recent photos from two vernal pool locations near us that saw some activity on a few rainy early March nights (3/6/24 & 3/8/24) . Temps were a bit chilly at 41 degrees. Vernal Pools Small seasonal pools found throughout Massachusetts that fill up with water for part of the year, but don’t … Read more

Earth Month Guided Hikes/WCA Events

Family Earth Month Walks Sponsored by Westford Conservation Trust and Westford Climate Action April 2024 No registration is required for these walks. All walks will run rain or shine. Well-behaved dogs on leash are welcome Saturday, April 6, 9-10:30 a.m. A Walk at O’Brien Farm Join Gerry DiBello for a walk at the historic O’Brien … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – January 2024

This winter has been very mild in general, but we have had a few snowstorms. When there is snow on the ground, I love to go out looking for animal tracks. Around here, the most numerous are squirrel tracks and rabbit tracks. White-tailed deer are quite often seen, and its always a surprise to see … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – December 2023

Happy New Year! Before going forward into the new year, I like to look back on the most notable wildlife sightings of the past year, so here goes: The year was notable for climate change: generally warmer and wetter, which is what has been predicted for the northeast. In fact, 2023 was the warmest year … Read more

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – November 2023

In late fall and early winter, a walk in the woods still reveals some lovely green plants. One of New England’s prettiest evergreens is most noticeable at this time on the forest floor;  the tiny tree-like plants called clubmosses. In our area, there are five species of clubmosses: ground pine (also called princess pine), shining … Read more