Public Garden

By - 6/22/17 - 9:55 am

It was odd enough to see a guy in a power boat on the Lagoon. But he was doing donuts - and spraying something out of a hose. Penny Cherubino reports the man and a colleague onshore were there to try to kill the weeds that have been making it hard for the Swan Boats to make their circuit.

By - 5/17/17 - 12:12 pm
White squirrel in Boston's Public Garden

Brad thinks Steve the White Squirrel (yes, of course he has a name) should start charging at least one nut for every photo.

Earlier:
The pale squirrel of winter.
One of the fabled West End white squirrels.

By - 5/10/17 - 10:38 am
George Washington in the Public Garden

Alyssa Banker Hiller looked up in the Public Garden.

By - 4/13/17 - 9:40 am
Swan Boat swans on the grass in the Public Garden

Charley A shows us some of the swans waiting to be re-attached to their platforms for paddling around the Public Garden Lagoon.

By - 4/12/17 - 9:24 am
Swan Boats return to the Public Garden

Charley A couldn't help but notice the return of the Swan Boats this morning from their winter nesting grounds.

By - 3/17/17 - 8:54 am
Green-hatted Ducklings in the Public Garden for St. Patrick's Day

Laurel Ruma captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in their St. Patrick's finest today.

By - 1/30/17 - 9:23 am
Fluffy clouds over Boston's Public Garden

Damaskin looked up as he waited to cross from the Public Garden this morning.

Mark Smith also looked up, in Roslindale: Read more.

By - 1/20/17 - 10:14 am

Penny Cherubino discovers there's a name for all the ice fragments that have been building up in the Public Garden lagoon.

Earlier:
Nervy in the Public Garden.

By - 1/19/17 - 3:14 pm
Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings ready for protest in the Public Garden

Looks like Mrs. Mallard and her brood are ready for Saturday's protest march from the Common down Comm. Ave. and back to the Common, as Jason shows us.

By - 1/11/17 - 3:28 pm
Pale squirrel in the Boston Public Garden

With temps in the 50s today, tons of squirrels emerged from wherever they hide in the winter, scampering all over the Common and the Public Garden in search of sustenance. The luckier ones clustered around one particular tree in the Public Garden, where one guy was tossing food at them. And this white squirrel stood out from the rest. Read more.

By - 1/11/17 - 2:36 pm
Unusual cracks in the Public Garden Lagoon in Boston

Either somebody was tossing a lot of rocks in the Public Garden Lagoon to get these unusual patterns all over the surface or the water is developing a giant consciousness.

By - 12/24/16 - 7:02 pm

Patty spotted this luminaria this evening on Maxfield Street in West Roxbury.

John Gage, meanwhile, took a walk through the Public Garden tonight: Read more.

By - 12/12/16 - 11:40 am
Dogs in Boston Common

A fed-up citizen files a complaint that some dog owners took advantage of the season's first real snowfall to let their beasts go in the Public Garden.

By - 12/7/16 - 5:25 pm
Mrs. Mallard in her Christmas finest in the Public Garden

Neil the roving UHub photographer stopped to snap the Public Garden duck family, now all ready for Christmas. Read more.

By - 10/16/16 - 1:57 pm

A concerned citizen files a complaint about the erhu guy by the Public Garden bridge who plays his erhu through an amplifier:

Hello I am wondering if it is possible to find a way to have this busker turn down the volume. It's incredibly loud and ruins a walk through the public garden.I asked him nicely.He does not speak English. I don't mind buskers but people should still be able to walk through that beautiful setting without being assaulted by overly loud music. I'm not sure if the man has a permit or if one is required. But his instrument is loud enough on its own - it does not need an amplifier. I don't want to ruin anyone's day but hoping there's a way to address this.I walk through the public garden twice a day and the noise ruins the experience.

By - 10/11/16 - 5:50 pm
A goose in Boston's Public Garden

Winged menace gives you the eye.

Boston city councilors will take a gander at a gaggle of ideas to deal with geese and the crap they leave behind.

At a hearing today, councilors heard suggestions that included fining people who feed them, having parks workers and volunteers coat goose eggs with oil, which kills the chicks but fools the mother goose so she doesn't lay more eggs - and buying more umbrellas for city parks workers with which to find off angry geese when they try to grab the eggs to coat them in oil. Read more.

By - 9/20/16 - 1:19 pm
Swan Boats on their way out for the season

You know fall's here when the Swan Boats go away. Penny Cherubino watched them being disassembled today for winter storage.

By - 9/3/16 - 8:33 am

Boston Police report arresting two men on drug charges and one on gun charges after an incident Thursday evening inside the Public Garden. Read more.

By - 8/16/16 - 9:58 am
Sunrise over the Boston Public Garden Lagoon

Damaskin was up early enough this morning to watch the sunrise over the Public Garden lagoon.