Wildlife

By - 10/25/17 - 1:19 pm
Turkey in Central Square

Tim McCormack spotted this turkey vanguard in Central Square today.

By - 10/23/17 - 10:09 am
Geese over the Charles River regatta

Stevil took in the Head of the Charles Regatta yesterday - as did some geese.

Copyright Stevil. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 10/18/17 - 2:27 pm

The Massachusetts Division of Fisheries and Wildlife is out with some "tips for aggressive turkeys" (more specifically, how we can deal with them, not tips for turkeys looking to get ragier). Among them: Read more.

By - 10/17/17 - 8:16 am
Longwood turkeys

Kristin Bridier spotted this pair beating it out of Brookline this morning.

By - 10/10/17 - 12:53 pm

Waltham is alerting residents that two black bears have been spotted on the north side of the city - and that they should note that bears love bird feeders and easily accessible trash bins.

H/t Ian Lamont.

By - 10/8/17 - 9:22 am
Monarch butterfly

Gedalia Pasternak reports the monarch butterflies are passing through Cambridge and liking the flowers in a neighbor's yard.

By - 10/2/17 - 10:34 am
Turkey vs. driver in Revere

Anthony Gulizia came across this face off on Newhall Street in Revere this morning. He adds:

Grew up here and used to see them occasionally, now it’s a weekly sighting.

By - 9/27/17 - 6:52 pm
Hawk at the Arnold Arboretum

Mitch and Lis describe what happened after they found this hawk just sitting on the ground near the main building at the Arnold Arboretum on Monday. Read more.

By - 9/23/17 - 12:28 am
Skunk man in East Boston

A concerned citizen files a report about this guy on Orleans Street:

This guy feeds skunks/cats EVERY NIGHT just after dusk in the SAME SPOT. This needs to be addressed as there are skunks all over the neighborhood and he leaves food out that draws the animals near housing and people and dogs have gotten sprayed in the area. I know multiple people have complained to the city about this.

By - 9/22/17 - 10:55 am

Wicked Local Cambridge reports Cambridge city councilors are talking tough on turkeys, demanding the city do something about the beaked menace. One counselor, though, says bunnies are just as bad. Another counselor accused one turkey of specifically waiting for him outside a meeting to do God knows what to him.

By - 9/15/17 - 11:55 am

Seems a colony of Italian Wall Lizards has established itself in the Fenway Victory Gardens. They normally couldn't survive our winters, but the gardens are full of warmth-supplying mulch.

Massachusetts hasn't had any lizards of the reptilian variety since the five-lined skink went extinct here.

Via Jef Taylor.

By - 9/12/17 - 9:45 pm
Pigeon on Irish Famine Memorial woman in Downtown Crossing

One of the statues in the Irish Famine Memorial couldn't get this pigeon off her head at lunchtime today.

By - 9/5/17 - 8:06 pm
Two turkeys in Brookline

Jill Cetel reports this shadowy pair is constantly skulking about Beacon Street in Brookline (of course); is looking for a good caption for this photo.

By - 9/1/17 - 8:08 pm
Turkeys on Willow Street in West Roxbury

A pack of hungry turkeys descended on some marigolds in a yard on Willow Street near Alhambra in West Roxbury early this evening.

By - 8/26/17 - 9:29 pm
Dolphin on the beach on Cape Cod

Dan O'Brien was on hand this afternoon when six stranded dolphins were taken back out into the water at Herring Cove Beach, Provincetown. Read more.

By - 8/24/17 - 4:27 pm
Quail sign?

Brookline today released some tough turkey talk, with tips such as:

If you are approached by a turkey:

Read more.

By - 8/10/17 - 7:12 pm

Riptor reports from near the reservoir on Rte. 9:

SUV on route 9 westbound in Brookline completely stopped by a turkey pecking at its bumper.

By - 8/9/17 - 9:11 am
Live turkeys at Roche Bros. in West Roxbury

Deirdre Cassidy spotted these live 'n' kickin' turkeys at the Roche Bros. in West Roxbury this morning.

Via Keep Roslindale Quirky.

By - 8/8/17 - 8:20 am

Herring on the move. Photo by MyRWA.

The Mystic River Watershed Association reports volunteers counted 40% more herring swimming up the river to spawn at the Mystic Lakes this year than last year. Read more.

By - 8/7/17 - 3:39 pm
Dragonfly on a turtle in Jamaica Pond

A turtle sunning itself on a fallen tree branch in Jamaica Pond became a resting spot for a dragonfly this afternoon.