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 2022

September 10, 2022

September is an exciting month for birders; its hawk migration time.  Broad-winged hawks head south to Central and South America between September 1 and September 30. None of these hawks

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – July 2022

August 5, 2022

Heat waves! Westford is experiencing a heat waves this summer, and so is much of the country, Europe, and other parts of the world. Some of us are fortunate in

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – May 2022

June 8, 2022

Have you been woken up in the morning by an insistent, clear whistle, “peter-peter-peter” coming through your open window? The singer is one of our most common birds, the Tufted

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – APRIL 2022

May 3, 2022

Spring migration–the most exciting time of the year! April and May see the influx of southern birds into our yards and open spaces. We hear bird song from our resident

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – MARCH 2022

March 27, 2022

April is Earth Month in Westford! Westford Climate Action, and Co-sponsors, Westford Conservation Trust, J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford Historical Society, Healthy Westford Committee and others are pulling out all the

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Wildlife Watch by Marian Harman – February 2022

March 2, 2022

Believe it or not, Spring is coming. We know this by watching and listening to the birds.  Year-round residents such as tufted titmice, black-capped chickadees and Northern cardinals have been

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