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 – August 2020

August 27, 2020

Scientists have only recently learned that birds, like insects, can see ultraviolet light. Birds can see the entire spectrum of light from ultraviolet to infrared. They see the same colors

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – July 2020

July 31, 2020

Do you have dandelions in your yard? Dandelions are despised by some and celebrated by others. I’m in the celebration camp. I consider dandelions to be beautiful, sunny and cheerful

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – May 2020

May 28, 2020

One of my favorite hobbies is collecting old bird and wildflower guides. Perhaps you have a passion for this type of old book too. Recently, I was fortunate to be

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – April 2020

May 3, 2020

Brighter Outlook by Stepping Out Westford has lost a talented photographer, poet and nature lover, and I have lost a friend. Doug Pederson sent me many of his lovely bird

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – March 2020

March 27, 2020

This is certainly an unusual time in our history. A pandemic is sweeping the world and we are told to “shelter in place”. For the first time any of us

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – February 2020

March 4, 2020

What is your favorite bird? Many of us would answer, “Chickadee!” After all the black-capped chickadee is the Massachusetts state bird. Chickadees’ cheerful presence at our bird feeders or in

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