SOLF was the beneficiary of Robby Stewart’s hard work and skills as he finished his Eagle Scout project in the spring of 2021. After presenting his project several times to the Southborough Conservation Commission to get approval, he organized his troop to build a viewing platform at SOLF’s Bigelow Wildlife Refuge. The troop also removed many invasive plants to clear the way for the path to the platform. Viewers can now look out over a large wetland area to watch birds and other wildlife. Many thanks to Robby and Boy Scout Troop 1 for their hard work.
In November 2021, volunteer Brett Peters and an additional volunteer cleared invasive plants from the bridge leading to the main section of Beals Preserve. A job well done!
In March 2014, SOLF began a wildlife survey of reptiles and amphibians at Beals Preserve. The project was originated and is being directed by SOLF member Lawrence Spezzano of Southborough with the generous assistance of wonderful volunteers from Southborough and other communities! SOLF volunteers are continuing to collect evidence, including bird, mammal, insect and plant diversity through 2015. More volunteers are always needed, please contact SOLF at email@example.com, if your are interested. The information already collected suggests relationships among species, their gender, length and mass, which could drive future conservation efforts in Southborough and neighboring towns! For more information on this project, and information about about what has already been found, click here.