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By adamg - 8/13/20 - 9:50 am

Based on complaints pouring into Boston's 311 system, we are a city overrun by rats, giant ones, spilling out of holes, shrubs and people's toilets, roaming the streets like they own the joint. Case in point, a complaint from Athens Street in South Boston: 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 - 8/10/20 - 7:59 pm

From Jamaica Plain to Cambridge, rascally raccoons are showing us whom local houses really belong to: Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/20 - 9:30 am
Falcon on Beacon Hill light fixture

Steven C. Schmitt reports this raptor was surveying the Beacon Hill scene yesterday from atop one of those street light/cell phone poles.

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.

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By adamg - 8/3/20 - 9:17 pm
On the Charles River between Boston and Dedham

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen watched a guy seeming to walk on water on the Charles River at Millennium Park today.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:50 am

Jef Taylor has been leading a survey on wildlife in Franklin Park, shows us a fox that came to investigate a camera set up as part of the survey yesterday evening.

By adamg - 7/24/20 - 10:10 pm
Juvenile mockinbird

Goofus glowers and squawks at anybody who comes near his berries.

Gallant always has a cheery smile for passerby and would offer his berries, if only he had some: Read more.

By adamg - 7/23/20 - 10:51 am
Raccoon in a tree in Charlestown

A worried citizen files a 311 complaint about some toonie raccoons in Charlestown.

Are racoons in city normal?? Came to take dog out and came across 5 raccoons. I think I scared them and they hid in tree before going into brush on nanny goat hill.

By adamg - 7/21/20 - 10:11 pm
Frog in the mud

Mary Ellen reports coming across seven frogs sharing a mud puddle on a dirt path along the train tracks at Millennium Park today.

By adamg - 7/20/20 - 12:31 pm
Egret stretches its neck at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen continues her exploration of bird life along the Charles River and Sawmill Brook at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. Yesterday, she spotted a pretzel bird, um, egret.

She also reports there's a family of peregrine falcons enjoying the towers along the road down to the canoe launch at the park: Read more.

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 - 7/19/20 - 5:04 pm
Belted kingfisher at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this male belted kingfsher at Millennium Park yesterday. Unlike most other birds, they build their nests on the ground, along the streams in which they hunt for fish.

By adamg - 7/18/20 - 10:07 pm
Cicada killer wasp

Mary Ellen photographed one of several two-inch-long cicada killer wasps flitting around Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday afternoon. "They were quite impressive buzzing around," she says, adding they're relatively harmless - except to cicadas - they can sting, but usually won't unless they feel threatened.

By adamg - 7/18/20 - 12:05 pm
A snake in Jamaica Plain

A resident of Wyman Street in Jamaica Plain filed a 311 report about the snake in the front yard, although the report does not state if the resident is actually complaining or just posting an appreciation of its sleekness.

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 - 7/9/20 - 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 - 7/4/20 - 5:38 pm

The Plymouth harbormaster reports a shark today: Read more.

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 - 6/26/20 - 2:09 pm
Deer at Fresh Pond in Cambridge

Josh Bittker reports on a deer at Fresh Pond in Cambridge: Read more.

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