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By adamg - 1/29/23 - 11:12 am
Witch hazel in bloom at the Arnold Arboretum

Mark Smith captured some of the winter-blooming witch hazel at the Arnold Arboretum today.

By adamg - 1/16/23 - 10:40 am
Snowy Arboretum just past the Archdale bridge

Mark Smith walked under the Needham Line arch at the end of Archdale Road in Roslindale and into a snowy Arnold Arboretum this morning.

By adamg - 11/7/22 - 8:52 am

Jamaica Plain News presents a photo of a fisher cat in the Arnold Arboretum, to go with the deer and the coyotes and the owls. Spotted in the wilder Bussey Brook woods.

By adamg - 5/13/22 - 3:09 pm

A Roslindale man was arraigned today on charges he punched a woman in the face in the Arnold Arboretum and then raped her repeatedly on Aug. 13, 2013, and will be arraigned on Monday on charges he raped a 16-year-old on Morton Street in Mattapan on April 1, 2007, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/22 - 10:32 am
Banana Republic jacket

Hamel was in Bussey Brook Meadow (the "wild" part of the Arboretum across Washington Street from the Forest Hills T stop) yesterday, picking up trash for Earth Day, but lost her Banana Republic denim jacket (which looks like the one above). If anybody spots it, let us know.

By adamg - 4/6/22 - 9:07 am

Jamaica Plain News reports that after two years of pandemic-related absence, Lilac Sunday returns to the Arnold Arboretum on May 8.

By adamg - 1/31/22 - 9:26 pm

It's coyote mating season and they're out and about - like in the Arnold Arboretum at dusk: Read more.

By adamg - 1/29/22 - 2:15 pm
Looking through the tunnel towards the Arnold Arboretum

Paul Friedmann walked down South Street in Roslindale today and peered through the tunnel under the Needham Line train tracks towards the Arnold Arboretum.

By adamg - 9/27/21 - 9:03 am

The Crimson recounts the history of Muddy Pond, which used to be in the "wild" side of the Arnold Arboretum, between South Street and Washington Street, which kept proving a death trap and which Harvard only finally did something about when the city started talking about taking the land by eminent domain to fix the problem.

By adamg - 9/3/21 - 12:04 pm
Coyote up a hill in the Roslindale part of the Arboretum

Yesterday, roving UHub photographer Dan Peters spied this comfy coyote up a hill at the part of the Arnold Arboretum in Roslindale that's across Walter Street from the main part of the Arbs, where the solar panels are.

By adamg - 6/10/21 - 9:31 am
Morning eclipse, with jet

Adam Balsam was among the many people who got up early to get a good view of the eclipse, which in his case meant a trip to Wollaston Beach. At first, it was disappointing, because clouds obscured the show as the sun broke above the horizon, but once the sun rose high enough, the show was on. Read more.

By adamg - 6/8/21 - 9:03 am
Orange sunrise over Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum and downtown Boston

Paul Friedmann watched the dawn of another hot day from the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum.

The National Weather Service forecasts Wednesday will be as bad as today, then a cool front comes in and lowers both the temperature and the humidity for Thursday.

By adamg - 5/7/21 - 9:15 am

A sleep-deprived citizen filed a 311 complaint at 3:33 a.m. about the situation in the section of the Arboretum behind Washington Street in Roslindale near Forest Hills: Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 12:09 pm
Advancing coyote in the Arboretum

Grace Holley posed a question yesterday:

You’re on a snow walk in the Arboretum w your pup and you turn the corner and see this 15-20 ft away and it starts walking toward you...what do you do?

Meanwhile, Blvckmachina recorded about seven coyotes in his yard on Glenellen Road in West Roxbury around 4:50 a.m. on Sunday: Read more.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 9:59 am
Sunrise over the Arboretum, with plenty of haze in the air

Mary Ellen watched the sun come up through a haze from West Coast forest fires this morning at the Arnold Arboretum.

By adamg - 8/3/20 - 2:03 pm

The Harvard Gazette reports a researcher has discovered a new bacterium on solar panels atop the Arnold Arboretum's Hunnewell Building. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/20 - 9:59 pm

Kelley O'Shea caught an impromptu concert at the top of Peters Hill in the Arnold Arboretum today by West Roxbury's Noah on violin and JP's Julian on bass: Read more.

By adamg - 5/10/20 - 3:18 pm
Sign warns of Covid-19 risk from sniffing lilacs

Gedalia couldn't help but notice signs at the Arnold Arboretum today warning of the dangers of what is normally one of the joys of living in Boston - stuffing your face in lilacs at the Arnold Arboretum in May. As with some many other pleasures, it's now too risky, except perhaps, downwind, from at least six feet away.

By adamg - 5/10/20 - 12:24 pm

Arnold Arboretum | Spring

The Arnold Arboretum canceled its traditional Lilac Sunday today, but Greg Cook provided an online way to enjoy the lilacs, if without the aroma. Read more.

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