Friday, June 2, 2000
· A visit to Hart Farm Estates two weeks ago by Pat Huckery of the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program revealed no endangered species in an "isolated wetland subject to flooding." Yellow spotted salamander egg masses had been seen there last spring and, although that species is not considered endangered, it is classified as an "indicator species." Huckery, conservation administrator Sylvia Willard and ConsCon chair Carolyn Kiely found eggs, but only dead larvae. Huckery declared a second area "a beautiful, certifiable vernal pool." This amphibian breeding ground is in the open space area slated to be deeded to the town and therefore should be safe until certification can occur.
· At its May 25 meeting the board voted to survey the Carr Conservation Land that abuts the Flannery and McCormick properties off Bellows Hill Road. Signage is due to be installed to discourage illegal activities, including passage of vehicles.
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