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 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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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – January 2020

January 28, 2020

Do you wonder if your winter bird feeding actually helps the birds? Many experts have told us that birds don’t really need us; that feeding is only for people to

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – December 2019

January 7, 2020

Happy New Year! Westford Wildlife Watch is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Wildlife Watch, which began in 1990, was inspired by Chuck Roth, then Education Coordinator at Mass Audubon.

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – October 2019

October 27, 2019

Where have all the birds gone? Many wildlife watchers have asked this question recently. Indeed, our feeders, after being in constant demand all summer, are now virtually empty of birds,

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – September 2019

September 28, 2019

One of the fall events bird lovers look forward to is the return of the dark-eyed juncos to our feeders. Juncos are one of North America’s most common birds. Dark-eyed

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