While out on the rail trail near the Spicket, Christy Decker Shaheeen and her family met a Methuen resident..the Northern Water Snake. According to UMASS Amherst’s Snakes of Massachusetts they are active right now because they are looking for partners. So if you see one take a picture..but give them a wide berth.
Walter Rossini was out on the Spicket This weekend with his camera and came away with some very nice shots.
Today’s a great day to be out and about in town.
We have had some turtle sightings! they are crossing the trail and laying eggs.
Please don’t disturb them but take plenty of pictures!!
Jeff Martineau grabbed some awesome pictures of an Otter living in the Spicket River along the the north section of the Rail Trail. Bring your binoculars and keep an eye out!
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When you get out on the rail trail this year keep an eye out for a Great Horned Owl. He has taken up residence in one of the Great Blue Heron Nests out in the Rookery on the Spicket River.
Specifically if you are standing on the trail looking west into the Spicket at all the Heron nests his is the furthest to the LEFT (south.)
Robbie Valcourt has taken a few shots of him in his nest and out of it. He may be hard to see in the deep nest but he will be the one with out the long neck!
So bring your binocs and your long lenses.
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Girl Scout Troop 65035 has some Blandings Turtle/Rail Trail art projects on display in the Children’s room of the Nevins Memorial Library! check it out if you can.