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Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2017 20:54:41 -0400
From: Greg Dysart <gsdysart...>
Subject: Re: [MassLep] All quiet in Wayland area today

Sad conditions for conservation lands in 3 of the wealthiest towns in MA if=
not the USA.

Greg Dysart
http://dysart.zenfolio.com/
Natick, MA



> On Sep 28, 2017, at 4:17 PM, Barbara Volkle <barb620...> wrote:
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> Today I traveled to Wayland, Concord and Sudbury to scout for Frank's upc=
oming October Derby and found all very quiet on that front.
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> Weather was sunny with temperatures between 75 and 79 degrees.
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> Wayland Community Gardens (10:50 to 11:50am):
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> Cabbage White 35+
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> Orange Sulphur - 2
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> Clouded Sulphur - 1
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> Unidentified Hairstreak - 1 (larger than a Gray but faded and flew before=
I could get close to it)
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> American Lady - 2
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> Painted Lady - 12 (most in Barbara Howell's garden)
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> Cow Commons, Wayland (11:50am to 12:05pm):
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> Cabbage White - 1
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> Orange Sulphur - 3
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> Sedge Meadow, off Moore Road, Wayland (12:10pm to 12:15pm):
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> Nothing but weeds which were over my head with no trails other than the o=
ne around the edges. Not having a machete with me I quickly abandoned this =
once great spot.
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> Nine Acre Corner, Concord (12:25pm to 1:30pm):
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> Cabbage White - 5
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> Orange Sulphur - 6
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> Clouded Sulphur - 1
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> Sudbury Community Gardens (1:50 to 2: 20pm):
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> Cabbage White - 4
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> Orange Sulphur - 3
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> Sedge Meadow has not been cut this season and is heavily overgrown. The w=
eeds are over 6 feet in height and a machete would be helpful if not necess=
ary! Like Charlie on the MTA you might enter this meadow and never return.
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> Wayland Community Gardens on the other hand has been mismanaged by consta=
nt and close cutting of the grasses near the road and the individual garden=
s to the extent that the dock is no higher than one inch off the ground and=
the Bronze Coppers have apparently left this site. Not saying you might no=
t find one here but they are not as common as they used to be before the co=
nstant and close cutting regime started.
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> Sudbury Community Gardens is also a wreck with very few gardens planted a=
nd heavy weed infestation. Maybe the heavy Spring rains prevented gardeners=
from planting this year.
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> Steve Moore
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> <barb620...>
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