Cat with Leg Injury

My friend Mary asked for help. There’s an injured cat on Marion Street. Her leg is broken. I can see the bones. Tufts will take her tomorrow. Time is of the essence. If we don’t catch her today, we will either have to wait a week for Tufts, or find another arrangement. So, tonight’s theContinue reading “Cat with Leg Injury”

Difley Family Forest

On Monday, I decided to explore GWLT’s Difley Family Forest in Paxton. There were ample parking spaces in a large lot beyond the elementary school. The trailhead was clearly marked. The day was grey and the air was heavy with the promise of rain. My nose was chilly. But, a brisk autumn day can beContinue reading “Difley Family Forest”

Cook’s Pond

Wednesday was a crisp, bright fall day. I took Lucy and Floki on a short, easy jaunt in the woods. We decided to explore GWLT’s Cook’s Pond. We parked at GWLT’s Cascades trailhead on Olean Street. This is a nice level lot which could accommodate at least 6 cars. We crossed the street and headedContinue reading “Cook’s Pond”

Moreland Woods

On Tuesday, I decided to try out one of the trails listed on Greater Worcester Land Trust’s “Hike Week”.  I have enjoyed hiking some of GWLT’s trails with my family.  But, for the first time, I wanted to try a solo hike.  I have often passed by  the GWLT sign on Moreland Street and wonderedContinue reading “Moreland Woods”

Blueberry Hill

Today was a glorious day.  Sunlight warmed the vibrant fall foliage.  It was a perfect day to explore one of GWLT’s sites with my dog, Floki. I opted to try Blueberry Hill for the first time.  The site is unmarked, but there was a nice, level parking spot which could accommodate at least 3 cars. Continue reading “Blueberry Hill”

Green Life, Black Death

Over the past week, I have seen lots of changes. I spotted another caterpillar out front. The two outdoor caterpillars seemed vivacious. I feel that they were more lively than their indoor friends. It makes me wonder if I am doing a disservice to the indoor caterpillars. Although the indoor caterpillars have their needs met,Continue reading “Green Life, Black Death”

Three Indoors, Two Outdoors

The smallest caterpillar just completed a molt. This period between molts is called an instar.  The medium caterpillar is eating milkweed and gaining size. The largest caterpillar has become plump.  I think that she may pupate soon! Outdoors, the curled caterpillar became a chrysalis.  He is hanging beneath a milkweed leaf on the Hellstrip. And,Continue reading “Three Indoors, Two Outdoors”