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By adamg - 5/2/21 - 6:53 pm
Flowering tree

This afternoon, along the Pinebank side of Jamaica Pond.

By adamg - 4/24/21 - 5:16 pm
Four koi

Congregating koi in Jamaica Pond today.

A week ago, there was one koi swimming around at the north end of Jamaica Pond. Today there were at least five, and maybe six - two orange ones, a mostly white one and one or two sort of mud-colored ones. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 6:21 pm
Ring-necked duck

The photographer, who doesn't know from ducks, except the ones that come up to you with the geese if they think you have bread, spotted this bird scooting along, and alone, on Jamaica Pond this afternoon. Dr. Google pronounces it a ring-necked duck.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 5:55 pm
A lot of turtles at Jamaica Pond

It was turtles, turtles everywhere at Jamaica Pond today, at least on the one downed tree limb that is the premier turtle lounging spot.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 7:12 pm
Goose and koi

Looks like somebody dumped a sleek and sassy koi into Jamaica Pond recently. Although it doesn't show up in this poor photo, the fish has a splash of orange on its back near its eyes - unlike Moby Carp of years gone by, which was simply white. At one point the goose started going after the fish; the fish was having none of it and swam away.

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By adamg - 4/15/21 - 4:05 pm
Tree in bloom at Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond isn't really the place to head if you want to see spring busting out all over, but there are a couple of trees on the Pinebank side.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 9:13 pm
JP Honk on Pinebank Promontory

JP Honk performed in a socially-distanced circle this afternoon on Pinebank Promontory, overlooking Jamaica Pond. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 11:48 pm
Black duck on Jamaica Pond

Almost all of Jamaica Pond was covered with ice and snow today. Only a small area near where a tunnel empties into the northern end of the pond remained open. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/21 - 8:24 pm
Two swans face off on Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen watched a couple of swans try to show each other who was King of Jamaica Pond today.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 9:35 am
Hooded mergansers on Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this pair of hooded mergansers (the male is the one using the bold splash of white) on Jamaica Pond yesterday.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 9:02 am
Sunrise over Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen captured the first rays of the new day at Jamaica Pond this morning.

By adamg - 1/2/21 - 8:07 pm
Orange Fort Hill water tower at sunset

Thebostonlol captured the orange of the setting sun on the old Fort Hill water tower in Roxbury late this afternoon.

The sun also turned the more nondescript Jamaicaway apartment tower orange, as seen from down by the Jamaica Pond boathouse: Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 3:49 pm

Michael Spicher watched the JP Honkband perform "Mad World" in the Jamaica Pond gazebo this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/20 - 1:02 pm
Albino squirrel at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen journeyed over to Jamaica Pond this morning and promptly spotted its fabled white squirrel - and an eared grebe, which normally doesn't come further east than Illinois (so maybe carried here by the weekend storm?): Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 10:50 am
Planking the prank bench at Jamaica Pond

Since its installation in 2006, Matthew Hincman's bench near the Jamaica Pond boathouse has perplexed people: What's the proper way to sit on it? Geovanie Radcliffe shows us somebody's finally figured it out.

By adamg - 7/17/20 - 11:58 pm
Comet Neowise as seen from Jamaica Pond

Ed Grzyb got several photos of Comet NEOWISE tonight from the shores of Jamaica Pond. Read more.

By adamg - 7/13/20 - 9:53 pm
Two people fishing at Jamaica Pond at twilight

Mark Smith captured the action at Jamaica Pond late this afternoon.

By adamg - 6/23/20 - 10:02 pm

Parkman Drive is once again open to cars, seeing as how there's no longer any need to provide extra space for walkers and joggers around Jamaica Pond, or something. In any case, DCR said it was removing the barriers tonight.

By adamg - 6/14/20 - 11:39 pm

According to posters in the Jamaica Pond Facebook group, there are now at least two koi in Jamaica Pond, one orange and one white, and that's not a good thing because they can grow fat and sassy, as they eat and uproot underwater plants and contribute to algae blooms through their waste.

By adamg - 4/29/20 - 9:03 am

No, Kristen Johnson isn't a spy with a passcode. She just happened to get to Jamaica Pond early this morning, before the maddening crowds of counter-clockwise joggers, and so spotted a deer out for some foraging: Read more.

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