2019 Calendar of Events

Sunday
January 27, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 PM
MassWildlife headquarters

Who Made Those Tracks?

Tracking expert Paul Wanta will introduce us to this fun and fascinating hobby.

We may see evidence of beaver, deer, coyote, red fox, bobcat, and many other animals.

Meet at the MassWildlife headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Rd., Westborough.

This will be a slow walk of 1-2 miles with frequent stops, on uneven ground with one small hill.

Dress for the weather.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Sunday
February 24, 2019
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Westborough Public Library

Atlantic Puffins and Other Birds of Downeast Maine

In this slide talk, longtime WCLT member and respected nature photographer Garry Kessler shares his insights and images from Downeast Maine.

This area offers birding experiences that range from boreal forests and lakes to rocky shores. Garry has made multiple trips to the region to take close photos of birds such as spruce grouse and Atlantic puffins.

This year Garry received rare permission to land at Machias Seal Island, home to thousands of nesting puffins which were once hunted almost to extinction. The island is the only offshore location where visitors can land and photograph them and other nesting alcids (birds of the Auk family) up close.

Program location: Westborough Public Library meeting room, 55 W. Main St., Westborough MA. No reservation needed.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Saturday
March 23, 2019
TWO SHOWS:
9:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Knights of Columbus Hall

Live Animal Show: Raptors, Masters of the Sky

Get up close and personal with live eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls from around Massachusetts and around the world at this free event!

Learn about the many impressive raptors 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 Tom Ricardi of Mass Birds of Prey Rehab Facility. No reservation required. Free; donations gratefully accepted at the door.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Saturday
April 13, 2019
Earth Day Event
TWO CLEANUP MEETING TIMES:
6:30 AM,
9:30 AM
Drop-In Picnic Lunch
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Earth Day Town-Wide Cleanup with Online Signup and Volunteer Picnic Lunch!

Join the annual town-wide litter clean-up sponsored by WCLT, and enjoy a drop-in 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! Go to westboroughlandtrust.org in April 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 from 11:30-12:30, volunteers will be treated to a drop-in picnic of 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, some rubber gloves provided.

Contact: earthday@westboroughlandtrust.org

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