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By adamg - 11/19/20 - 9:45 pm
Redpolls at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports a recent major burst of bird activity, or irruption, along the Charles River at Millennium Park as herds of birds, such as these redpolls, along with winter finches, evening grosbeaks and red crossbills from up north head south in search of food.

It’s really a sight to see at dusk at MP red-wing blackbirds and cowbirds also join in. Surely where Whoever wrote The Birds got their inspiration.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 11:04 am
Busted up chair in Millennium Park

A few months ago, somebody hauled a dining-room chair to a quiet, hidden spot on the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, where people who stumbled across it would spend some time taking in the vista. Emily the roving UHub photographer came upon the chair a couple days ago and found it's no longer usable. Read more.

By adamg - 10/31/20 - 12:08 pm
Orange tree along the Charles after the snow

Ethan McCoy went for a walk along the Charles River in Cambridge during the snow yesterday.

By adamg - 10/3/20 - 6:18 pm
White duck and goose on the Esplanade

Liz the roving UHub photographer came upon a white duck having a grand old time hanging with a gaggle of geese on the Esplanade this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 10:15 am
Coyotes in the mist

Mary Ellen watched a pair of coyotes cross the drought-lowered Charles River from Cutler Park on the Dedham/Needham line over to Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

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By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:19 pm
Coyote

The other day, Samuel Watson was kayaking on the Charles River, about a half mile down from Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when he spotted this coyote.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 4:59 pm
Chair in Millennium Park at the Charles River

Somebody brought a chair down to the banks of the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury and then left it there.

I used it this afternoon to watch a great blue heron on the Dedham side of the river - wanted to be ready should it just stop standing there and fly. It finally did - all of 20 feet upriver, where it then proceeded to just stand there again. Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/20 - 10:17 am
Raised tires

On her morning walks through Millennium Park in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen usually looks for birds and other interesting creatures, but of late, she's noticed that somebody's been digging up manmade stuff from the mud along the Charles River edge of what was the Gardner Street Landfill until the 1990s. Read more.

By adamg - 8/12/20 - 4:38 pm

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about conditions in the Nashua Street Park, which runs along the Charles River behind Nashua Street: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/20 - 12:38 pm
Semipalmated plover

Mary Ellen spotted this semipalmated plover, looking like it wanted to be left alone as it gets ready for its daily ablutions in the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 8/7/20 - 9:07 am
Deer in the Charles River

Mary Ellen captured a deer family wading into the low waters of the Charles River between Millennium and Cutler parks this morning.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 9:54 am
Dead pogies by the Museum of Science

The other day, Adam Castiglioni spotted a lot of dead fish floating in the Charles at the Museum of Science and wondered what's up with that. Read more.

By adamg - 7/16/20 - 9:37 am
Egret on the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen was out and about along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning, where she spotted an egret hunting for breakfast and a rower paddling through the mist: Read more.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 7:52 pm
Back Bay rainbow

Aegon Targaryen VI spotted this rainbow this afternoon:

Rainbow over back bay, ending over the hatchshell. Brb, getting that gold.

By adamg - 7/10/20 - 12:43 pm
Great blue heron enjoying a fresh fish snack at Millennium Park

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen reports the great blue herons have discovered the water around Millennium Park makes for some good fishing.

By adamg - 7/9/20 - 8:56 pm
Deer and geese at Millennium Parrk

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pair of geese and what appears to be a pair of deer, but which she reports is actually a trio, but a fawn is hidden in the grass by the Charles River.

By adamg - 6/27/20 - 8:12 pm
Rabbit on the Esplanade

Aegon Targaryen VI spotted a bun bun by the Charles River today, raising the question of what happens when the first Cambridge bun crosses the river and meets a Boston bun.

By adamg - 6/25/20 - 4:17 pm

The Charles River Watershed Association this afternoon issued a public-health advisory for the Charles River from the Mass. Ave. Bridge to the Museum of Science due to a bloom of the dreaded cyanobacteria: Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/20 - 2:13 pm
Snapping turtles in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted a pair of snapping turtles down by the river in Millennium Park today, and you know what they say about snappers and broomsticks (even if those stories aren't true).

By adamg - 4/10/20 - 10:26 pm
Hyatt Regency in Cambridge with heart reflecting off Charles River

617 Images photographed several Boston-area hotels that are lit up to show support for healthcare and other essential workers during the Covid-19 crisis, including the Hyatt Regency on Memorial Drive in Cambridge, which reflected off the Charles River tonight.

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