Calendar of Events

Also check out the Westborough Walks Meetup group for hikes and activities guided by volunteers from WCLT.

Thursday
April 25, 2024
6:00 - 8:00 AM
MacCallum Wildlife Management Area

Early Morning Bird Walk #1

We’ll hike the north side of Lake Chauncy and check the water for migrating fowl.

This is the first of three Thursday morning walks in this very productive area.

Directions: Take Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way (formerly Hospital Road) off Lyman Street in Westborough at the Ball Field Entrance. Park and meet just before the yellow gate at the end of the road near the water.

Leader: Nick Paulson [grendelpgill@yahoo.com] (or leave message at 508-330-4401).

Presented in partnership with the Forbush Bird Club.

Thursday
May 2, 2024
6:00 - 8:00 AM
MacCallum Wildlife Management Area

Early Morning Bird Walk #2

Join us early on Thursday morning to search for migrant warblers and other songbirds along the north shore of Lake Chauncy.

Directions: Take Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way (formerly Hospital Road) off Lyman Street in Westborough at the Ball Field Entrance. Park and meet just before the yellow gate at the end of the road near the water.

Leader: Nick Paulson [grendelpgill@yahoo.com] (or leave message at 508-330-4401)

Presented in partnership with the Forbush Bird Club.

Sunday
May 5, 2024
1:00 - 2:30 PM
MacCallum Wildlife Management Area

Family-friendly Nature Walk

Join the Westborough Community Land Trust’s Marge Fisher on a family-friendly nature walk, offered as part of Westborough Unplugs week.

Turn off the devices and turn on your powers of observation and curiosity, as we look for wildflowers, birds, insects, and more!

This will be a 2 ½ mile walk on relatively level woodland trails with uneven terrain and some inclines.

Co-sponsored with Westborough Connects. Free, open to the public, no reservation required.

Location: MacCallum Wildlife Management Area north of Lake Chauncy.

Directions: Take Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller Way [formerly Hospital Road] off Lyman Street in Westborough. Go straight up the hill, past the soccer fields on your left. Then take the last left turn before the parking lot for the condo building. Go toward the lake, and where that road meets the lakeshore, park in the lot near the yellow gate.

Before leaving check https://westboroughlandtrust.org/ for cancellations.

Trail Map:
https://westboroughlandtrust.org/maps/WMA

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Thursday
May 9, 2024
6:00 - 8:00 AM
MacCallum Wildlife Management Area

Early Morning Bird Walk #3

Spring migration is at its peak! Don’t miss our last early-morning hike on the north side of Lake Chauncy.

Take Fuller Way off Lyman Street in Westborough at the Ball Field Entrance. Park and meet just before the yellow gate at the end of the road near the water.

Leader: Nick Paulson [grendelpgill@yahoo.com] (or leave message at 508-330-4401).

Presented in partnership with the Forbush Bird Club.

Sunday
May 19, 2024
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Libbey-Wile Forest

Identifying Wildlife Using Apps

Do you ever notice interesting plants, animals, insects, or birds, and wish you knew what they were?

Field guide books are still a great way to identify native creatures, but phone apps are becoming increasingly popular.

On this walk, led byWCLT’s Sharon Dankwardt, we’ll discuss the pros and cons of using apps, and learn how to use some of the most popular apps to identify practically any native creature you can find!

Before coming to the walk, please download at least one of the following apps to your phone: SEEK, INaturalist, Merlin (for bird ID), and Plantnet (for plant ID). If you don’t know how, come early and you can do it with assistance at the start of the walk.

Free, open to the public, no reservation needed.

The hike will be held at the Libbey-Wile Forest. Park along one side of Carroll Drive in Westborough and meet at the trail entrance at the end of the road, near 5 Carroll Drive.

Check https://westboroughlandtrust.org/ for weather cancellations.

Trail Map:
https://westboroughcharm.org/guide/libbeywile

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

Monday
June 10, 2024
7:00 - 9:00 PM
St. Luke's Parish Center

Birding by Ear, presented by Martha Gach, PhD, And Westborough Community Land Trust Annual Meeting

Learn all about birdsong in this fascinating presentation by Martha Gach, PhD, Conservation Coordinator and Regional Education Manager at Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary.

Why do birds sing, and when is the best time to hear them? How can we identify birds by their song?

You’ll come away with an increased appreciation for the sounds of the season!

Free and open to the public.

Presentation will start at 7 pm; WCLT Annual Business Meeting will follow the presentation at about 8 pm. Non-members are welcome to leave after the presentation.

Contact: events@westboroughlandtrust.org

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