Moon jellyfish are flooding Boston Harbor, moving with the tides and occasionally puffing themselves into balloon-like shapes to pulse themselves a few inches forward at a time. The large rings are their reproductive organs.
Jef Taylor, who works at the Franklin Park Zoo, shows us the nest a pair of house sparrows built in a weed trimmer stored in a zoo tool cage:
Nest components: grasses, trash, flamingo feathers.
Christian Ilsley shows us the stripers are running in Boston Harbor.
Boston spotted turtles enjoying the sun at Jamaica Pond today.
Wicked Local Brookline reports (last item):
A caller reported an aggressive turkey followed her until a good Samaritan let her onto a porch to wait it out on Mason Terrace.
JB Parrett watched as a goose captured some dock sitters on the Esplanade last evening.
Hillary spotted this poor mother goose in the Fenway today, along with a sign from an outraged person about how her eggs have been stolen and demanding justice for mother, now resorting to sitting on tennis balls and apples, apparently.
HBP posts photos of a great horned owlet in Forest Hills Cemetery.
Jef Taylor introduces us to the leopard slug, which he has loved since he first spotted one on Mission Hill years ago.
Capt. Nemo spotted a turkey strolling around the Academy Hill area in Brighton today, and wondered what it was doing there, instead of terrorizing people in Brookline.
Roving UHub photographer Alkali, meanwhile, spotted a hawk perched atop a light pole at the intersection of Huntington and South Huntington Avenues:
Wicked Local Brookline reports:
A Gardner Road resident called to report several turkeys were at her door.
"A nice day for turtles" at Jamaica Pond, DR reports.
Roving UHub photographer Nick McNulty reports a goose seems to have set up housekeeping in a large flowerpot by the Beth Israel parking lot.