Charley A couldn't help but notice the return of the Swan Boats this morning from their winter nesting grounds.
Laurel Ruma captured Mrs. Mallard and her ducklings in their St. Patrick's finest today.
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.
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.
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.
Neil the roving UHub photographer stopped to snap the Public Garden duck family, now all ready for Christmas. Read more.
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.
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.
You know fall's here when the Swan Boats go away. Penny Cherubino watched them being disassembled today for winter storage.
Damaskin was up early enough this morning to watch the sunrise over the Public Garden lagoon.
Boston Police have released photos of somebody they say needs to pick on somebody her own size. Read more.
As if you needed more proof ducks can't read. Seen at lunchtime in the Public Garden - where I had one squirrel and one sparrow come after me when they thought I was reaching for food instead of my camera.
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