SOLF wildlife survey volunteer training – April 4

by beth on March 30, 2015

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Above: SOLF volunteers got hands on with nature at the Beals Preserve last year for their wildlife survey. A training for new volunteers to continue the work takes place this Saturday. (Photos from SOLF website)

This spring, the Southborough Open Land Foundation is continuing the Wildlife Survey they launched last year. They are looking for new volunteers to pitch in.

Spotted Salamander (contributed photo)If you’d like to join them, they are holding a training program at the Southborough Library this Saturday, April 4 at 2:00 pm.

Last year, SOLF explained its quest to discover which reptiles and amphibians (aka herps) are living in the preserve:

There are almost 50 species of turtles, snakes, frogs, toads and salamanders with documented ranges that include Massachusetts and little is known about which are found in  Beals Preserve.  Many are considered threatened or endangered and Beals Preserve could house critical populations!  . . .

This exciting opportunity will both provide valuable insight into how our preserve is being used by local fauna and provide a unique chance to explore nature and its remarkable diversity.

The group is looking for more volunteers to help. SOLF set up observation sites at regular intervals at a pond edge and meadow. They need help collecting data from those sites

To read more about the project, click here. To sign up or ask questions, email solfstewardship@verizon.net..

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