The Massachusetts Wasp Watchers project is an effort to detect and do something about, no, not wasps, but emerald ash borers, a bright-green bug that eats the leaves of ash trees - and deposits eggs that turn into bark-eating larvae. And it's looking for volunteers.
Seems the smoky-winged beetle bandit wasp, native to these parts, just loves it some beetles, which it carries back... Read more
Somebody in Davis Square has some issues with an unknown neighbor:
[O]n the side street where we park, people throw tons of bread, bird seed, and other random food items [once someone left an entire plate of spaghetti] out several times a week in order to feed a flock of pigeons. As it is, it's pretty disgusting. The street and sidewalk are covered in... Read more
Good Morning Gloucester has the photos and video to prove it.
This squirrel kind of stood out in the Public Garden today. Wonder if any local drugstores have noticed boxes of hair dye looking as if they'd been chewed ...
Around 8:20 a.m., an inbound Kat Powers reported:
On a D Line train in Newton delayed by a turtle on the track. Driver has announced she can't move the train because the turtle will die. Waiting for an official to move the turtle.
A few minutes later, she reported two MBTA officials arrived to try to move the recalcitrant reptile.
Action-news reporter Steve Annear... Read more
Channel 4 reports Mt. Auburn Cemetery had to bring in somebody to shoot one of the turkeys that have made a home there after it attacked a worker, sending him to the hospital.
Cemetery officials say well meaning but clueless visitors are partly to blame; it seems the more people feed turkeys, the more aggressive they get toward people.... Read more
Richard Beaubien captured the scene Still River Road in Bolton, where somebody is looking out for their slow moving friends in shells.
Apparently, a large raccoon waddled into the station this morning. From track 6.
Patty Neal reports the snapping turtles are out in force this morning.
Some geese were just hanging out this morning on the train track on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge.