By - 6/24/12 - 4:42 pm

Deer crossing

These signs are pretty much the first thing you see after turning onto Truman Parkway from Neponset Valley Parkway in Hyde Park.


By - 6/24/12 - 8:51 am

Shortly before 7 a.m. today, Ben Ostrander tweeted:

Whoa, I just saw a black bear on the side of 95 south in Dedham near Legacy Place!

Sheeps Eating Me followed up around 9:20 a.m.:

I just saw a BLACK BEAR on Rt 109 in Dedham by 128. What???

About 8 minutes later, Nichole Davis tweeted:

Environmental police have been dispatched

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By - 6/18/12 - 8:38 am

Hawk in the Back Bay

Jesse Haley noticed this hawk perched at Boylston and Arlington this morning, "attracting tourists and scattering squirrels."... Read more

By - 6/14/12 - 8:35 am

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

By - 6/12/12 - 8:14 pm

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

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By - 6/9/12 - 12:34 pm

Oh, deer

Sweetz reports a deer was foraging this morning in a yard on Woodley Avenue near Stony Brook Reservation - where deer have been spotted before.

Thought it was fake at first until it moved.

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By - 6/8/12 - 7:41 pm

Good Morning Gloucester has the photos and video to prove it.

By - 5/31/12 - 8:00 am

Kevin Wiles, Jr. posts a photo of a deer that somehow wound up in a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center bike cage today. Yes, in the medical area.

By - 5/30/12 - 5:13 pm


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 ...

By - 5/30/12 - 9:49 am

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

By - 5/30/12 - 7:45 am

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

By - 5/27/12 - 12:53 pm

Turtle crossing

Richard Beaubien captured the scene Still River Road in Bolton, where somebody is looking out for their slow moving friends in shells.

Copyright Richard Beaubien. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/21/12 - 12:22 pm

Fishing on Plum Island

Tim Mouradian provides proof the stripers are back at Plum Island.

Copyright Tim Mouradian. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/12/12 - 11:37 am

Geese on train tracks.

Some geese were just hanging out this morning on the train track on the Cambridge side of the BU Bridge.

By - 5/3/12 - 8:31 am

Rescued ducklings at Deer Island

Fortunately, there was a happy ending. Kristin MacDougall at the MWRA reports a woman walking her dog at Deer Island called the MWRA when she noticed mama and poppa duck quacking for help at a storm drain yesterday.

Winthrop Animal... Read more

By - 4/29/12 - 12:20 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com posts a photo of a coyote spotted on Copp's Hill Terrace in the North End this morning.

It's not the first North End coyote spotting, but they remain relatively rare, unlike in, say, West Roxbury.

By - 3/30/12 - 10:04 am

The Neponset River Watershed Association tweets that smelt were spotted yesterday in Quincy's Gulliver Creek, heading up the Neponset on their annual spawning run. Like the alewife, the smelt are anadromous, which means they live in the ocean but return to fresh water to spawn.... Read more