Girl Scouts learning about sparrows
Courtesy of Sarina Sherwin

Lexington Girl Scout Troop 67303, in working toward their Animal Habitats badge, met with John Andrews, an avid birder from Lexington and walk leader for Citizens for Lexington Conservation. John showed the troop the variety of sparrows that are common in our area and how to distinguish them. They walked through Waltham Street Farms (held by the Lexington Conversation Commission) to identify sparrow habitat and foods, and learned about 10 types of weeds that sparrows eat seeds from as well as which sparrows prefer each type. The fields hold many types of weeds and a variety of habitat for different types of sparrow, such as Swap Sparrow, Tree Sparrow, and Savannah Sparrow, and plenty of lambsquarters, pancigrass, and bristlegrass. 

Courtesy of Sarina Sherwin

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