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By adamg - 10/13/19 - 3:17 pm
A heron in Jamaica Pond

This afternoon, this heron was quietly minding its own business on the Parkman Drive side of Jamaica Pond, slowly wading along the shore looking for a bite to eat, with that Groucho Marx gait herons have, when another heron landed on the water about 15 feet away. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/19 - 2:32 pm
Raccoon in the South End

A concerned citizen files a 311 complaint about a raccoon that is probably up to no good in the alley behind Yarmouth Street in the South End.

At least it's not a sewer pander.

By adamg - 10/3/19 - 11:16 am

Jamaica Plain News reports Zoo New England has been using Franklin Park to train Koda to find eastern box turtles, an increasingly rare species in New England, so that researchers can better figure out ways to keep them around.

By adamg - 9/22/19 - 8:53 pm
Raccoon coming out of sewer in Jamaica Plain

Michael Spicher reports a Stephen King experience in Jamaica Plain this evening.

We were walking in JP and I looked down and saw a raccoon peering at me from the sewer. We walked further away and waited, and it emerged.

By adamg - 9/19/19 - 1:29 pm
Hawk at Forest Hills MBTA station

Massmikmouse spotted a hawk way up in the rafters of the Forest Hills T station this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/19 - 1:20 pm
Squirrel getting a drink from the Boston Public Garden lagoon

A squirrel held on tight as she got a drink from the Public Garden lagoon this afternoon.

By adamg - 9/15/19 - 1:04 pm
Egret on the Charles

Yesterday afternoon, an egret waded along the shallows on the Cutler Park side of the Charles in Dedham for awhile, before a duck got it riled and it began flapping its wings and tried to make the duck go away and then it walked onto a sandbar in the low river before flying the final 30 feet or so to the Millennium Park side of the river in West Roxbury.

Earlier:
Egrets, she's seen a few.

By adamg - 9/9/19 - 4:29 pm

Hyde Park residents living on either side of the George Wright Golf Course are increasingly reporting small marauding packs of overstuffed turkeys are making life increasingly difficult. Read more.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 3:19 pm
Mike Duhawkis, the State House hawk

Grumpygrumpyowl couldn't help but admire Mike Duhawkis - the State House hawk named by reporter Mike Deehan - during a break from her weekly protest over the Weymouth gas compressor.

By adamg - 9/3/19 - 8:50 am
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.

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