The Legacy of Birding in Westborough

4/26/21 – In the times of COVID, bird-watching in the serenity of nature has become a popular pastime. An early nature-lover, Edward Howe Forbush (1858-1929) lived in Westborough, became the state ornithologist, and a founder of the Massachusetts Audubon Society. The Library’s case of stuffed birds is a product of his expertise at age 18. Westborough Historical Society President Kathy Cavaliere revealed the fascinating life of Edward Forbush. Continuing that bird-watching legacy, Dr. Scott Shumway, Professor of Biology at Wheaton College, and Dr. Sean Williams, visiting Assistant Professor of Biology at the College of the Holy Cross, described their favorite sites for birdwatching in Westborough.
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