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By adamg - 8/20/19 - 4:01 pm
By adamg - 8/20/19 - 8:44 am
Turkey family in South Boston

A concerned South Boston resident decides to give 311 a shot instead of calling the Butterball hotline:

What do we do about wild turkeys in my front yard

By adamg - 8/19/19 - 10:37 am

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about the slippery conditions on Greenwich Park in the South End: Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/19 - 11:21 am
Bobcat in Boston?

This morning, as she often is, Mary Ellen McMahon was walking her dog Jax along Sawmill Brook, which runs along the northern edge of Millennium Park, when she spotted a cat in the marshes. A really big cat. As big as 45-lb. Jax, she reports. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 8:00 pm
Turtle at Jamaica Pond

This turtle climbed up on the oversized bathtub drain at the northern end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon to get some sun, but then seemed to want to figure out if it could balance on it using just its shell.

By adamg - 8/15/19 - 7:56 pm
Black-crowned night heron at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this black-crowned night heron, the great blue heron's shorter-legged cousin, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today.

By adamg - 8/6/19 - 9:53 am

WCVB shows video of a whale feeding and breaching near Deer Island yesterday.

By damaskin - 8/4/19 - 9:25 am

Steve the White Squirrel.

By adamg - 8/3/19 - 3:40 pm
Turtles and ducks on rocks at Jamaica Pond

Some ducks shared their rocky resting spot with a pair of turtles in Jamaica Pond yesterday.

By adamg - 8/1/19 - 10:54 am
Dead pogies at the Charles River locks

Although some of the pogies that began showing up at the mouth of the Charles a few days ago made it out to their briny destiny in the Atlantic, others are now piling up by the locks and dam, dead. Read more.

By adamg - 7/22/19 - 7:11 pm
Great blue heron at Millennium Park

Over a couple of days, Mary Ellen has watched a great blue heron doing great blue herony things at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, including getting a bit of sushi for lunch.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 11:49 am

A woman pushing two children in a stroller spotted the coyote this morning on Grayfield Avenue between Mt. Vernon and Houston streets, steered well clear and called police. Limpy has been prowling the neighborhood for months, has not seemed to bother any people, but has evaded capture and continued to limp in all that time.

By adamg - 7/19/19 - 9:52 am
Great blue heron in Fort Point Channel

Amid all the muck and decaying bikes and pilings and stuff exposed at low tide in Fort Point Channel yesterday, a great blue heron stood looking for a meal - one that wouldn't absorb too much of the oily sheen on the water - Johnmcboston observed.

By adamg - 7/18/19 - 4:14 pm
Goose and Bird scooter at Jamaica Pond

One of the geese that frequents Jamaica Pond hit the salad bar this afternoon while one of the rolling Brookline eyesores that keeps winding up at the pond just sat nearby, taking up space.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 11:48 am

A couple days ago, Megan M of Brighton asked:

What’s the right move when a turkey takes up residence inside your garage? Who can help?!

Read more.

By adamg - 7/15/19 - 9:14 am
Geese crossing in a crosswalk on Memorial Drive in Cambridge

Derek Lessing watched some careful geese cross Mass Ave. at Memorial Drive in Cambridge this morning.

By adamg - 7/6/19 - 11:19 am
Deer and heron at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron and deer seeming to work together this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 7/3/19 - 11:04 pm

The Swellesley Report reports, adds, the raccoon was a nursing mother, which means the drowning consigned some young raccoons to death as well.

By adamg - 7/2/19 - 4:03 pm
Great horned owl at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen the roving UHub photographer reports she stayed "a respectful distance" from this great horned owl at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 6/30/19 - 12:54 pm
Willet in Squantum marshes in Quincy

Mary Ellen spotted this willet in the Squantum marshes in Quincy, reports it was quite the chatty bird.

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