In March, Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) set out to discover which reptiles and amphibians (aka herps) are living in Beals Preserve. An update on the study reveals that seven frog species, four salamander species, turtles, and garter snakes have been identified.
More than half of the 23 salamander species in Massachusetts have been identified at the preserve.
SOLF member Lawrence Spezzano and local volunteers have been collecting data three times a day and will continue until September. Volunteers are still needed.
If you are interested in helping explore the “herptiles” at Beals Preserve, contact the Southborough Open Land Foundation here.
Beals Preserve is 56 acres gifted to the SOLF by the Beals Family. Access is off of Main Street, Red Gate Lane, Hickory Road, or the Sudbury Reservoir Trail.