2018 Calendar of Events

January 21, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 PM

Secrets of Cedar Swamp Pond (With Warm-Weather Alternate Hike)

UPDATE: It's official! We are hiking to Cedar Swamp Pond on Sunday. Traction devices for walking on ice are HIGHLY recommended! See everyone at St. Luke's Cemetery at 1:30! It's magical out there!

Check before coming to this hike; if the weather has been too warm we will do the alternate hike below.

If the ice is solid enough, we will hike to Cedar Swamp Pond, which can only be accessed by paddling in spring or by walking across frozen Cedar Swamp in winter.

Hikers may want to bring snowshoes or traction devices depending on snow and ice cover. Hiking poles, cameras, and binoculars are also a plus.

If the weather has been very cold, we may be able to venture onto the pond. Animal tracks may be in evidence: red squirrels, deer, and fisher abound.

Dress to stay warm and dry!

This 2.5 mile walk over level but uneven terrain will be led by Marge Fisher.

Meet in the rear of St. Luke's Cemetery, 24 Hopkinton Road, Westborough, MA.

NOTE: Check back here or the WCLT Facebook page before the walk. If the weather has been too warm for safely walking on the Cedar Swamp Pond ice, we will substitute the following alternate hike:
Explore the Headwaters Conservation Area in Winter
Mill Pond, the Headwaters of the Assabet River, is surrounded by one of Westborough’s most beautiful conservation areas. Enjoy a wintry walk of exploration and discovery led by Marge Fisher; 2.5 miles on slightly hilly trails.
Meet at the far side of the Mill Pond School parking lot, 6 Olde Hickory Path, Westborough MA.

Trail Maps:

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

February 11, 2018
1:30 - 2:30 PM
Westborough Public Library

The Birds and the Bees…and the Butterflies!

Dr. Martha Gach of MassAudubon’s Broad Meadow Brook will give a slide talk on Massachusetts pollinators.

Learn about colorful hummingbirds and the many fascinating types of native bees and butterflies, why they are important, and what you can do to help them thrive in Westborough.

No pre-registration required. Event will take place in the Westborough Public Library meeting room, 55 West Main St.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

March 24, 2018
9:00-10:00 AM and
11:00 AM-12:00 NOON

Live Animal Show: Nature of My Back Yard

What do a flying squirrel, a woodchuck, and a porcupine have in common? They are all native to Westborough, and you can meet them, plus many more live local animals, at this free event! Come learn about some creatures that live right here in Westborough and the surrounding area, though they may not be frequently seen.

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. There is no parking along Willow Street.

Presented by The Creature Teachers. No reservation required. Free; donations gratefully accepted at the door.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

April 21, 2018
Earth Day Event
6:30 AM,
9:30 AM
12:00 NOON

Earth Day Town-Wide Cleanup with 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 to check in at the Bay State Commons Green.

Back this year: Optional online signup! Information is coming soon on how to choose your cleanup location in advance and avoid the lines.

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.

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

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

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