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Living with Wildlife
With 2,000 acres of conservation land and a rural aesthetic, Weston has an abundance of wildlife, from turkeys to coyotes, and even bears. Many wild creatures find suburban areas appealing and are becoming more popular in our area. Below are some resources for residents to help understand any furry, feathered, and scaly encounters.
- Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife - general information about different species in Massachusetts
- Mass Audubon - general information and facts with helpful suggestions
- Middlesex County Beekeepers Association - Information on Honey Bee Swarm Collections
- Wildlife Fact sheets - from Mass Wildlife
- Living with Wildlife - from preventing conflicts to finding wildlife, tips to help you from Mass Wildlife
- Preventing Conflicts with Wildlife - there are many wild mammals that thrive by living near people, but understanding them not only protects you, it protects them
- List of Mammals in Massachusetts
- Living with Coyotes - great advice from the Mass Wildlife
- Learn the Coyote Cycle - great advice from Weston's Animal Control Officer
- Coyotes: Decoding Their Yips, Barks and Howls - an interesting read on what we're hearing in our woods
- Fishers - they're not cats nor do they fish but do get to know this animal
- Learn About Bobcats - the only wild cat in Massachusetts
- Black Bears in Massachusetts - learn more about black bears and how to avoid conflicts (homeowners, pets, chickens, crops)
- Black Bear Quick Guide (PDF) - what to do if you see a black bear and how to protect your surroundings
Reptiles and Amphibians
Got wetlands? Learn what lurks in our vernal pools and ponds.
- Massachusetts Amphibians
- Massachusetts Reptiles
- Mass Audubon - reptiles, amphibians, snakes, and vernal pool information
Be safe. The Middlesex Tick Task Force has provided the Town with a lot of information to help keep you safe in your yard and the woods.