2017 Calendar of Events

January 8, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Tatnuck Bookseller

The Secret Lives of Local Butterflies

Garry Kessler, nature photographer and past president of WCLT, will talk about local butterflies and share his beautiful photographs demonstrating survival strategies and unexpected feeding habits. He’ll also talk about the effects of globalization and climate change and how these affect a project to establish a colony of Baltimore Checkerspot butterflies at the Broad Meadow Brook Audubon Sanctuary.

The event will be held at the Tatnuck Bookseller’s meeting area, 18 Lyman St., Westborough MA. No reservation required.

Contact: This winter take a butterfly interlude... events@westboroughlandtrust.org

February 26, 2017
1:30 - 3:00 PM
Westborough Public Library

A Look at Local Loons

Dr. Mark Pokras, a Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarian at Tufts University Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, will discuss his experiences and lessons learned from his work studying loons and the threats they face. Dr. Pokras’s research and expertise lie in how environmental contaminants such as lead affect wildlife species and conservation medicine.

The event will be held in the meeting room of Westborough Public Library, 55 West Main St., Westborough MA. No reservation required.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

March 18, 2017
9:00-10:00 AM and
11:00 AM-12:00 NOON
Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St

Who’s Watching You? Owls of New England and Beyond

Everyone loves owls, yet how often do you get to see an owl up close?

Meet some fascinating owls you may hear or see in Westborough, as well as some impressive specimens from around the world. Learn to identify, respect, and protect these handsome creatures, and get some hooting lessons while you’re at it! Bring the family--our popular spring live animal show is always a big hit with the young and the curious of all ages!

Plan to arrive early as seating is limited.

Location: Knights of Columbus Hall, 17 Willow St., Westborough MA; parking lot in rear. Overflow parking is in Arturo’s parking lot, 54 East Main St., and walk around behind the Arturo’s building to cross directly into the KofC parking lot. Please do not park along Willow Street. Presented by “Eyes on Owls.” No reservation required.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Westborough Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Supported in part by Westborough Newcomers Club.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

April 9, 2017
4:00 - 7:00 PM
Arturo’s Restaurant

WCLT 20th Birthday Party at Arturo’s

Please join us in celebrating WCLT’s 20th anniversary!

The evening will include wine tastings provided by Julio’s Liquors, the delicious offerings of Chef Dom and the Arturo’s kitchen, live music, and door prizes!

We’ll celebrate what WCLT has accomplished and launch into the next 20 years and beyond.

Don’t miss this exciting and satisfying fundraiser event. All are welcome!

Tickets $40 per person. Online purchasing and more details can be found here.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

April 22, 2017
Earth Day Event
6:30 AM,
9:30 AM

Earth Day Town-Wide Cleanup with NEW Location, Online Signup, and Picnic Lunch!

Join the annual town-wide litter clean-up sponsored by WCLT, and enjoy an Earth Day picnic lunch afterwards!

Early birds meet at 6:30 am at West Meadow Plaza or Bellows Road.

Families are invited at 9:30 am, at our NEW LOCATION on the Bay State Commons Green.

New this year: Online signup! Visit westboroughlandtrust.org/earth-day-signup to choose your cleanup location in advance and avoid the lines. (Online signup is not required)

Come on your own, or rally your family, co-workers, or neighbors and form a team to beautify our town!

Then at noon, volunteers will be treated to pizza, healthy side dishes, beverages, and dessert at the Bay State Commons Green gazebo, courtesy of Arturo’s Ristorante, Dunkin’ Donuts on Route 9, Roche Bros., and both Stop & Shop stores.

Volunteers also get a free bouquet courtesy of Mugford’s Flower Shoppe!

For the cleanup, wear gloves, long pants, long sleeves, and sturdy shoes. Trash bags and rubber gloves will be provided..

Contact: earthday@westboroughlandtrust.org

May 27, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 AM
Lake Chauncy

Lake Chauncy Bird Walk

Start Memorial Day weekend with an early morning walk to look for colorful warblers such as yellow warblers and American redstarts, as well as other spring migrants. This walk will go along the shore of Lake Chauncy and in the nearby fields, led by Mike Bellows of the Forbush Bird Club.

Bring binoculars and favorite bird guides if you have them.

Meet at the former Westborough State Hospital grounds on Lyman Street, at the trail gate on the lake shore behind the soccer fields. No reservation required.

Trail Map:

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

June 5, 2017
7:00 - 9:00 PM
St. Luke’s Parish Hall

Presentation: Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Hybridization, plus WCLT Annual Meeting

Jon Way, PhD, will share his research showing that the eastern coyote is really a hybrid between western coyotes and wolves, and tell about this unique animal’s ecology and behavior. He is the author of two books: Suburban Howls, an account of his experiences studying eastern coyotes in Massachusetts, and My Yellowstone Experience, which details the spectacular nature of the world’s first national park. Jon founded and runs Eastern Coyote/Coywolf Research, where he continues to study these fascinating animals.

Program will run from 7-8 pm; reception and Annual Meeting to follow.
Trail Map:
http://Find out about the eastern coyote...

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Westborough Community Land Trust, PO Box 838, Westborough , MA 01581
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