Jamaica Pond

By - 1/29/19 - 9:49 am
Car parked badly at Jamaica Pond

Gary C. reports this car was originally parked when there were snowbanks along Perkins Street at Jamaica Pond - and hasn't moved since:

Move over buddy! Despite the snow banks having receded to the curb, this lone duck still sits in the middle of the bike lane at Jamaica Pond. The city has noticed and placed several tickets on his windshield.

By - 1/6/19 - 1:51 pm
Boston firefighters training at Jamaica Pond

Jake watched Boston firefighters doing some training at Jamaica Pond today.

Last January, they used the pond for training as well, but it was cold enough they could practice ice rescues.

By - 12/3/18 - 10:34 pm
Raptor at Jamaica Pond

Was walking around Jamaica Pond this afternoon, when I spotted this bird glide down to a perch on one of the trees on the Parkman Drive side.

Hawk? And should I finally figure out how to manually focus my camera lens because the auto-focus kept zeroing in on the branches in front of the bird? The answer to the latter question, of course, is: Yes.

By - 11/21/18 - 12:58 pm
Coots at Jamaica pond

Several coots have made their late-fall arrival at Jamaica Pond - looking like ducks in the water, and sort of chickens on land, except for their feet, which look like, well, nothing you'd expect.

By - 11/5/18 - 3:56 pm
Fall trees at Jamaica Pond

There were some trees around Jamaica Pond today that didn't need much sun to show off their fall colors. Read more.

By - 9/21/18 - 10:49 pm
Large fungus on a tree stump on the path around Jamaica Pond

Along the path around Jamaica Pond, near where Parkman Drive and the Arborway meet in that rotary is a tree stump. There are several clumps of toadstools, the largest of which had dozens and dozens of them, all tightly clustered as if trying to huddle for warmth. And then there is this large, almost flowering, single fungus. Read more.

By - 9/17/18 - 8:51 pm
American wigeon

This female American wigeon decided to hang with all the mallards on the north side of Jamaica Pond this afternoon, but acting a bit more skittish than her larger ducky friends. At one point, a bunch of them took off all of a sudden and she departed with them - before they all splashed down again about halfway down the pond.

By - 9/16/18 - 6:43 pm
Bald eagle in Jamaica Pond

Mark MacGilchrist spotted a bald eagle in a tree on Moss Hill, near Jamaica Pond today. A bald eagle had frequented the pond area this past spring. In July, an eagle surveyed the scene from a tree in West Roxbury.

By - 9/14/18 - 6:17 pm
Performing near the fog

To go along with the Fog x FLO display at Jamaica Pond today, Mattia C. Mauree and Pampi put on a performance every half hour while the fog was fogging. They didn't have much time for any of the performances - the fog only comes on for about two minutes.

By - 8/22/18 - 4:55 pm
Rain over Kenmore Square

Paula Tennyson watched the rain come down over Kenmore Square and the Fenway around 4 p.m.

Down at Jamaica Pond, this ominous cloud approached quickly - about five minutes after the shot below, a torrential downpour began: Read more.

By - 8/15/18 - 10:36 pm
Piper at Jamaica Pond

There was a piper of some sort flitting around the north shore of Jamaica Pond this afternoon.

By - 7/22/18 - 6:40 pm
Wood ducks in a row at Jamaica Pond

A mama wood duck watched over her brood as they turned in for the night on a log at the north end of Jamaica Pond late this afternoon. Read more.

By - 7/12/18 - 6:52 pm
Heron at Jamaica Pond

Over the past few days, three herons have taken up residence at Jamaica Pond, along with the ducks and the geese. They'll stand for awhile along the shores, or perch on the branches of the tree on the island, and then something will catch their eye and they'll take off and fly over to another part of the pond.

By - 7/10/18 - 12:07 am
Blue damselfly

A flock of blue damselflies were hanging out on the shore of Jamaica Pond, on the Parkman Drive side, near the Arborway.

By - 6/14/18 - 8:54 pm
Wood duck and ducklings on Jamaica Pond

A mother wood duck and her ducklings glided across the northern end of Jamaica Pond this afternoon.

By - 5/17/18 - 5:30 pm
Hawk with squirrel at Jamaica Pond

Late yesterday afternoon, this hawk sat in a tree on the Jamaica Pond shore along Parkman Drive. Oh, look, it has some dinner. After about 30 seconds of me taking its photo, it had enough and flew off, with dinner, right in front of a runner on the path.

By - 5/10/18 - 10:21 am
Swans at Jamaica Pond

The Emerald Necklace Conservancy shows us a typical Jamaica Pond scene in 1910.

As Ben Evans notes:

Feeding small children to swans was outlawed in 1923.

By - 5/9/18 - 7:53 pm
Jamaica Pond in the setting fog

Roving UHub photographer Kirsten Morgan enjoyed the foggy sunset at Jamaica Pond this evening.

By - 4/11/18 - 4:17 pm
Legos at Jamaica Pond

Steve Garfield's started fixing a wall at the gazebo at the Jamaica Pond boathouse and hopes the community joins in to finish the work.

Compare to Nate Swain's Lego wall on Congress Street back in 2015.