Stony Brook Reservation

By - 9/19/14 - 7:05 pm

This afternoon, somebody called police to report a coyote was just lounging on her rear porch on the Arborway up near Centre Street in Jamaica Plain

Shortly before 7 p.m., a woman called in from one of the paths in Stony Brook Reservation near the George Wright golf course on the Roslindale/Hyde Park line: She was walking her dog when she noticed two coyotes were... Read more

By - 11/25/13 - 9:39 am

UPDATE: Colandris is, allegedly, quite a piece of work. More details on his other OUI case and how State Police found him.

Gregory Colandris, 22, is scheduled for arraignment today for a crash Saturday in Stony Brook Reservation that left his passenger, a 25-year-old woman from Hingham, dead.

Colandris was allegedly behind the wheel of the woman's car around 2:25 a.m. when it hit... Read more

By - 11/10/13 - 10:50 am

We live in the largest city in New England, and yet, around 10:15 a.m., I had to hit the brakes to avoid plowing into a buck bounding across the Dedham Parkway near the entrance to Georgetowne in Hyde Park. Antlers and everything.

Tom O'Gara reports he saw one on Enneking Parkway around 1 a.m.... Read more

By - 10/29/13 - 9:34 am

Boston firefighters are on what is now their daily run to Stony Brook Reservation, for another brush fire off Enneking Parkway and Washington Street. Two alarms as of 9:30 a.m. State Police are shutting down the parkway.

By - 10/28/13 - 7:23 am
Firefighter in Stony Brook Reservation

Firefighter uncovers smodering brush. Photo by BFD.

UPDATE: All out declared around 10:55 a.m.

For the third time in three days, firefighters are in Stony Brook Reservation, combating a brush fire. Unlike the first two, which were at the Hyde Park end of the forest, this one is closer to Washington Street, between West Boundary Road and Enneking Parkway. Around 7:20 a.m., fire commanders struck a second alarm for the fire; around... Read more

By - 10/26/13 - 6:22 pm

Mike Moura reports Boston firefighters are in the woods where Roslindale, West Roxbury and Hyde Park come together, fighting an extensive brush fire reported shortly before 6 p.m.

The reservation is one of three Boston areas particularly prone to brush fires. The others are the Fens and the marshes along the Neponset River in Dorchester Lower Mills.... Read more

By - 7/23/13 - 6:40 pm

UPDATE: Police say Amy Lord was murdered in the forest.

UPDATE: Victim identified; murder might be related to another South Boston stabbing.

Boston Police are investigating the murder of a woman whose body was found around 4 p.m. in Stony Brook Reservation off Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park.

The female appeared to be the victim of an assault.

The Suffolk County... Read more

By - 6/16/13 - 11:59 am

Ruined Kelly Field

This morning, Scott Isaacs got to Kelly Field on Turtle Pond Parkway to find some jerk on an ATV destroyed the field overnight.

Boston Strolls adds:

Probably same jerks tearing up the Stony Brook trails for a year. Sent photos

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By - 2/23/13 - 4:19 pm

Mike Ball reports from the Boston Snow Dog Run today near the Stony Brook Reservation skating rink.

Those of us with images of driven Ititarod racers fairly devouring 1,000 miles of ice and snow were obviously amused at the huskies playing with each other and sometimes pulling in different directions. It seems they are largely pets who have a great time. Getting them competitive

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By - 4/20/12 - 5:48 pm

Stony Brook fire from Buck Hill in the Blue Hills. Photo by Boston Strolls.Stony Brook fire from Buck Hill in the Blue Hills. Photo by Boston Strolls.

Boston firefighters are battling a brush fire in the forest, near... Read more

By - 3/18/12 - 7:46 pm

They're peeping away at the George Wright Golf Course and Stony Brook Reservation tonight.

By - 2/25/12 - 10:43 am

Jef Taylor surveys the fungi and lichens in Boston's forest primeval, i.e., Stony Brook Reservation.

By - 8/14/10 - 8:28 pm

AlertNewEngland tweets that a large brush fire that erupted this afternoon in Stony Brook Reservation between Reservation Road and Turtle Pond Parkway in Hyde Park flushed out a herd of deer, last spotted running down Reservation Road.

By - 12/15/09 - 8:02 pm

Wicked Local Walpole reports on "Turtle," a badly injured pit bull found abandoned and near death along Turtle Pond Parkway in Stony Brook Reservation:

"She was in pretty bad shape," said Lt. Alan Borgal of the Animal Rescue League, explaining dog fighters often discard animals that are excessively injured.

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By - 11/7/09 - 7:51 pm

Boston's only polite intersection? Maybe that's what happens when you put an intersection in the middle of a forest. Mike Ball hails the intersection of Enneking, Turtle Pond and Dedham parkways deep in the woods of Stony Brook Reservation, where drivers not only obey the four-way stop but are actually courteous to one another:

... Could it be something in the oxygen from

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By - 3/1/09 - 3:48 pm

If you crouch low, you can almost forget there's a small parking lot right behind you and a road just to your left:

By - 12/14/08 - 5:49 pm

Here's why you should stay off the dock in Stony Brook Reservation's Turtle Pond after a winter storm: You can slip off and drown. State Police homicide investigators report pulling a man's body out of the pond about ten feet from the dock this afternoon. Homicide is not suspected in the death of the older adult male, although an autopsy is scheduled for tomorrow, according... Read more

By - 10/11/08 - 3:28 pm

No, we didn't go up to New Hampshire today. We took a walk along the path that meanders through Stony Brook Reservation on the Hyde Park/West Roxbury line, ending up at the dock across Turtle Pond from the one you normally see on Enneking Parkway. For a few seconds, we had some company:

By - 4/3/08 - 10:37 pm

Somebody's sacrificing roosters in Stony Brook Reservation.... Read more

By - 1/13/08 - 7:01 pm

I was just going to go out to the store today, but then I saw Anali's calm before the storm photos and decided to detour via Stony Brook Reservation first, to see the forest before it's re-covered in snow again.

Even in the middle of winter, there's a surprising amount of color in the forest: