Northborough

Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Northborough

July 20, 2018

An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
An eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed an eastern tiger swallowtail in Northborough.

Great Golden Digger Wasp in Northborough

July 18, 2018

A great golden digger wasp in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A great golden digger wasp in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A great golden digger wasp in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A great golden digger wasp in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this great golden digger wasp in Northborough.

Eastern Pondhawk Dragonfly in Northborough

July 9, 2018

An eastern pondhawk in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
An eastern pondhawk in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this eastern pondhawk in Northborough.

Conservation Success on Mount Pisgah – Decades in the Making

View from the North Overlook, Mount Pisgah
View from the North Overlook, Mount Pisgah

Congratulations to the Town of Berlin for acquiring and conserving approximately 84 acres on Mount Pisgah! 

Mount Pisgah is a popular hiking destination for area residents, and its most popular spot—the North Overlook—sits on this newly protected land. The land was previously owned by Warren Oberg, who had graciously allowed hiking trails to cross his property. The North Overlook will be renamed the Warren S. Oberg Overlook in his honor.

The Commonwealth has wanted to protect this property for decades, and local resident Walter Bickford, who is a Berlin Conservation Commissioner, former Berlin Selectmen, and former State Representative, began working on the conservation project in the 1980s.

SVT assisted the Town of Berlin in its successful application for a Land and Water Conservation Fund grant that supplied part of the acquisition costs. SVT will hold a CR over approximately 76 of the acres. Another 6.5 acres were donated to the Town of Northboro. 

Look out for improved signage at Mount Pisgah and an improved trail head from this property on Lyman Road at the Northboro/Berlin town-line.

 

White-tailed Deer in Northborough

June 10, 2018

A white-tailed deer in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A white-tailed deer in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this white-tailed deer in Northborough.

Red Fox in Northborough

June 6, 2018

Ashley Davies recorded this video of a red fox with a gray squirrel in Northborough.

Snapping Turtle Laying Eggs in Northborough

June 4, 2018

A snapping turtle laying eggs in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A snapping turtle laying eggs in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this snapping turtle as it laid eggs in her Northborough garden.

Snapping Turtle in Northborough

May 15, 2018

A snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A snapping turtle in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this snapping turtle in Northborough.

Stink Bug in Northborough

May 23, 2018

A stink bug in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A stink bug in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this stink bug in Northborough.

Northern Cardinal in Northborough

January 15, 2018

A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.
A northern cardinal in Northborough, photographed by Sandy Howard.

Sandy Howard photographed this northern cardinal near her home in Northborough.

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