World of Wellesley volunteers organized a clean up effort at Longfellow Pond. The group spent several hours at the pond picking up trash. Thank you World of Wellesley
for visiting our neighborhood and taking the time to care for one of Wellesley's important natural resources.
Endangered Northern Long Eared Bat Habitat in Wellesley!
The Natural Heritage of Endangered Species Program tracks Northern Long Eared Bats (NLEB) and has created a map of their habitat locations for the State, two of which are
in Wellesley: Babson College and Wellesley Country Club. Due to severe population declines caused by White Nose Syndrome (WNS), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the Long Eared Bat as a
Threatened Species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA, 50CFR 17.11) on April 2, 2015. NLEB is also listed as Endangered under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA, M.G.L. c.131A).