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Gardening Essentials - The Crows of Lawrence

written by Sarah Courchesne, photos by Deborah Venuti, Merrimack Valley Magazine

It isn’t far from the mill that the crows roost on most winter nights. Though their exact location shifts from the north side of the river to the trees by the New Balance factory on the south side. As the crow flies, rivers are no obstacle, but their earthbound human observers may find themselves driving the roads and bridges back and forth of a winter evening, following the birds to whatever spot they finally settle on. I told my friend, who lives in Lawrence, about the crow roost. Her eyes widened, and she said, “I’ve seen them! I was on my front steps one day and they all just started pouring in; it was like a sign of the apocalypse!”


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