Marlborough

Mute Swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 20, 2020

Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Assessing the Restoration Effort at Memorial Forest

Two representatives of MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) recently joined SVT’s Laura Mattei for a tour of Memorial Forest and the Desert Natural Area on the Sudbury-Marlborough line. The trio assessed the current status of the long-term effort to restore pitch pine-scrub oak barrens at this site, with an eye toward determining our next steps.

Chris Buelow, Senior Restoration Ecologist, and Caren Caljouw, Prescribed Fire Program Manager, were impressed with the condition of the property, where we conducted a planned burn in 2014 and cleared trees in 2016. They noted an abundance of scrub oak as well as the presence of several plants that are characteristic of these types of barrens, such as Labrador Tea and pinweed.

Caren also made recommendations for how to prepare the site for our next planned burn, scheduled for 2022. (We had originally scheduled a burn for Spring 2020, but the pandemic forced us to postpone it.) SVT will be mowing (masticating) the cleared areas around the Desert Loop Trail this winter in preparation for the next burn.  

During the tour, Laura recorded these short videos of Chris and Caren describing the landscape.

 

 

Ring-billed Gull in Marlborough

November 8, 2020

A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a ring-billed gull with a fish at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 6, 2020

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, mallards, mute swans, and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

November 5, 2020

A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mallard, mute swans, and ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Ducks and Geese in Marlborough

November 2, 2020

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and mallards at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Mallards in Marlborough

October 23, 2020

Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Canada Goose and Mallards in Marlborough

October 20, 2020

A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Nature at Hager Pond in Marlborough

October 14, 2020

An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese and mute swans at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and painted turtles at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A Canada goose and painted turtles at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American coot, Canada geese, mute swans, painted turtles, and a mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Mallards and a Heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough

October 6, 2020

A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a great blue heron and mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

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