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By adamg - 9/21/21 - 3:41 pm
Turkey on the Greenway

JK spotted this turkey on the Greenway near International Place today.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:46 pm
Bunch of turkeys

Robert Orthman of Roslindale was about to let his two dogs go out for some air when he looked outside this afternoon.

By adamg - 9/20/21 - 8:42 pm
Hummingbird getting some food

Mary Ellen spotted a hummingbird topping off today in Newton's Nahantan Park before the long migration south for the winter.

By adamg - 9/17/21 - 1:06 pm

Bostonscigirl wonders:

What is the etiquette? Can I just start driving?

By adamg - 9/14/21 - 10:48 am

Ben (1972) - Official Trailer (HD)

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge wants to hire a "rat liaison," not to negotiate terms of surrender with Remy and Ben to serve as a sort of rat czar to deal with growing numbers of rar complaints from residents, only you can't call the person a czar in the People's Republic.

Earlier:
Newton residents come to grim realization that their garden city has rats.

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By adamg - 9/10/21 - 4:15 pm
Turkey outside Equinox health club

The Albino Wineo spotted this turkey just outside the Equinox health club on Franklin Street downtown today.

By adamg - 9/6/21 - 1:15 pm

Arlington Police report two children were attacked by a coyote yesterday afternoon in Arlington: A two-year-old girl on Epping Street was bitten in the back and then briefly dragged by a coyote, then ten minutes later, another two-year old girl on Summer Hill Circle, about a half mile away, was scratched by a coyote. Read more.

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 7:09 pm
Heron preens while turtles watch

A great blue heron preened itself while a couple of turtles watched its every move on Jamaica Pond this afternoon (even more turtles watched from the other side on what is normally the pond's turtle log).

By adamg - 9/4/21 - 7:06 pm
Murmuration in Rumney Marsh

Greg Cook kayaked through Rumney Marsh in Saugus yesterday and watched thousands of swallows murmurating. He also spotted fiddler crabs. Lots and lots of fiddler crabs.

By adamg - 9/3/21 - 12:04 pm
Coyote up a hill in the Roslindale part of the Arboretum

Yesterday, roving UHub photographer Dan Peters spied this comfy coyote up a hill at the part of the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale that's across Walter Street from the main part of the Arbs, where the solar panels are.

By adamg - 8/30/21 - 8:25 am
Eagle at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted this eagle at Millennium Park in West Roxbury early this morning.

By adamg - 8/28/21 - 4:14 pm
Squirrel and the vertebra it was munching on

Possinger's before and after shots.

Chris Possinger reports:

Watching my kid at the playground at Boynton and Hall St. in JP and heard a munching sound. Looked over and it was a squirrel munching on a large vertebrae. Called the Staties just in case, but I don't think it's human.

By adamg - 8/26/21 - 10:13 am

Good news for people who love thinking up new ways to keep squirrels away from their bird feeders: The Massachusetts Audubon Society says that because we haven't seen any of the mysterious songbird die offs that have plagued other states, it's safe to put birdseed out again. Read more.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 11:38 am

Watertown News reports the attack. which left another dog injured, happened in the area of Walnut Street on Friday night.

By adamg - 8/16/21 - 5:27 pm

Arlington Police report on the attack yesterday afternoon on Cutter Hill Road: Read more.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 10:46 pm
Ducks at Jamaica Pond

A pair of ducks taking a break this afternoon along the shores of Jamaica Pond, which more and more is looking like a giant pot of pea soup as the blue-but-so-far-mostly-green algae keep the pond closed to fishing, boating and dog swimming.

By adamg - 8/9/21 - 9:34 am
Juvenile yellow-crowned night heron

Mary Ellen spotted this juvenile yellow-crowned night heron in the Back Bay Fens, amazingly serene given what's going on right behind it: Read more.

By adamg - 8/8/21 - 1:25 pm

The New England Aquarium reports its divers rescued an ocean sunfish, also known as a mola mola and, at least in the Boston area, as a baby wheel, Jay, that had gotten trapped behind a construction barrier along the East Boston shore: Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/21 - 10:47 am
Snake in pond in Allandale Woods

Mary Ellen reports she was looking down at a pond in Allandale Woods on the West Roxbury/JP line the other day when she spotted a water snake. And then it started swimming towards her, probably because it spotted something tasty that wasn't her, but still, she jumped.

By adamg - 8/2/21 - 8:38 pm

MassWildlife reports that whatever is killing songbirds on a large scale outside of New England has yet to make its way here, but: Read more.

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