Wildlife Watch

Wildlife Watch is a series of monthly stories by Honorary Director Marian Harman. Marian has been writing these since 1990! We’re delighted to feature her new stories here to share with you!

Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – March 2024

April 11, 2024

Spring has come early this year, at least if you watch and listen for emerging amphibians. Many amphibians usually emerge from their winter hibernation in late March or early April.

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – February 2024

March 11, 2024

In May of 2020, northern Westford experienced a furious microburst of wind. It came on very suddenly and knocked down huge swathes of big old pine trees in its path.

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – January 2024

February 13, 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

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – December 2023

January 1, 2024

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

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – November 2023

December 31, 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

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – October 2023

November 3, 2023

The Last Flower of Fall When walking on my favorite trail recently, I noticed the last flowers of fall blooming in profusion. The Common Witch-hazel shrubs were sporting their yellow

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