Pepperell’s Lawrence Library is home to Sidney M. Shattuck's (1876-1917) personal collection of 110 local birds, all carefully mounted and labeled and on permanent display at the Library. The collection offers a glimpse into Pepperell’s changing natural history both in terms of what is there and what is not. For example, the collection includes the once abundant Eastern Meadowlark but does not include the now common Northern Cardinal which, before 1900, would have been rarely seen this far north. The collection also includes rare visitors to New England such as the Arctic Three-toed Woodpecker (now known as the Black backed Woodpecker). I am photographing the collection, samples of which you can view below, as well as on the Library’s web site Better yet, go visit them in person. You will not be disappointed.