Southboro Open Land Foundation

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2014 Wildlife Census Project at Beals Preserve

Published on March 14, 2014 by Eileen Samberg

    SOLF is planning an exciting new multiyear census of the wildlife inhabiting our open spaces. Beginning in spring 2014,  SOLF will begin a census of the amphibians and reptiles that inhabit Beals Preserve. Currently, little is known about the density of these species on Beals Preserve. Our objective is to measure the species composition and density of reptiles and amphibians on this property and to determine its role in sustaining local amphibian and reptilian populations.

    The project is being planned and guided by Southborough resident and SOLF member Lawrence Spezzano Jr. The project will involve community volunteers and local educational institutions. As the project comes closer to implementation we will be seeking volunteers both to put the project in place and to make regular counts of the species observed.

    SOLF is always in need of volunteers who wish to donate a gift of time to open space preservation in Southborough. If you would like to volunteer to help us in any way please email