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By adamg - 4/14/21 - 9:12 am
Tree swallows fight for prime space at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen watched tree swallows duke it out for a prime nesting box at Millennium Park in West Roxbury. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/21 - 11:56 pm
Ice-cream truck at Millennium Park

An ice-cream truck pulled into the upper parking lot at Millennium Park in West Roxbury today. The driver sold a few cones from his truck, still bereft of any stickers, then drove off.

By adamg - 3/30/21 - 11:25 pm
Sparrow on a box at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a sparrow sitting atop one of the rustic birdhouses along the upper soccer fields at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 7:23 pm
Three swans in the Charles River at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a trio of swans seeming to have a neck contest in the mist along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 2/23/21 - 9:24 am
Recliner and end table made of snow in Millennium Park, with Jax the wonder dog for scale

Mary Ellen spotted this recliner and end table this morning at Millennium Park in West Roxbury (where she reports somebody also built a TV, but it's seems to be broken because all it shows is snow). Jax the wonder dog for scale.

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By adamg - 2/17/21 - 9:24 am
Coyote at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen reports the coyotes at Millennium Park were howling this morning, as they looked for love, although one coyote at the very top of the hill might also have been looking for something to munch to start the day.

A bit further down the hill, she spotted a red-bellied woodpecker, probably too high up for any yippin' 'yote to chomp: Read more.

By adamg - 2/5/21 - 10:13 am

A city parks manager said yesterday that Boston is looking at how to put a dog park in every neighborhood - potentially good news for residents in the city's southern half, who currently have none and who have been repeatedly rebuffed by state officials on the large expanses of state parkland in the area. Read more.

By adamg - 2/4/21 - 8:51 pm
Diagram of playground above the landfill

Diagram showing existing playground equipment above plastic liner and decades of trash.

The Boston Parks and Recreation Department and a civil-engineering firm have started redesigning the 20-year-old playground near the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury in a project that could also mean replacing the park's seasonal portable toilets with a more permanent restroom building. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 10:20 am
Trucks lined up for salt at the West Roxbury Public Works shed

Mary Ellen, who normally focuses on birds, turned her lens this morning on the road to the Boston Public Works salt shed at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, where truck drivers lined up to get their allotment of snow-fighting crystals.

By adamg - 1/27/21 - 10:02 am
Great blue heron over the Charles River

A great blue heron took flight over the Charles River near Millennium Park this morning, and Mary Ellen was there to watch it.

By adamg - 1/10/21 - 9:32 pm
Charles River at Millennium Park

For a couple of minutes at sunset this evening, the surface of the Charles River between Millennium Park in Boston and the Needham Line and Cutler Park in Dedham was very still. Read more.

By adamg - 12/21/20 - 8:39 am
Fluffy white dog in the snow

Mary Ellen snapped the rare beast this weekend at Millennium Park.

By adamg - 11/19/20 - 9:45 pm
Redpolls at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen reports a recent major burst of bird activity, or irruption, along the Charles River at Millennium Park as herds of birds, such as these redpolls, along with winter finches, evening grosbeaks and red crossbills from up north head south in search of food.

It’s really a sight to see at dusk at MP red-wing blackbirds and cowbirds also join in. Surely where Whoever wrote The Birds got their inspiration.

By adamg - 11/5/20 - 11:04 am
Busted up chair in Millennium Park

A few months ago, somebody hauled a dining-room chair to a quiet, hidden spot on the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, where people who stumbled across it would spend some time taking in the vista. Emily the roving UHub photographer came upon the chair a couple days ago and found it's no longer usable. Read more.

By adamg - 11/2/20 - 9:51 am
Bluebird at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a male bluebird seemingly lost in thought at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 10/25/20 - 7:03 pm
Jumping buck

Mary Ellen reports she, her husband and their faithful companion, Jax, were headed up the hill at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this afternoon when Jax barked, alerting them to the buck that was also on the hillside, but moving by leaps and bounds, well, leaps at least. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 11:35 am

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the loose dogs at Millennium Park in West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 10/11/20 - 5:28 pm
Spooky birds in the muck at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of rusty blackbirds looking more like evil mudbirds down in the muck along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 9:35 pm
Reddish orange leaves at Millennium Pak

Some leaves along the path by the Charles River in Millennium Park this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 10:15 am
Coyotes in the mist

Mary Ellen watched a pair of coyotes cross the drought-lowered Charles River from Cutler Park on the Dedham/Needham line over to Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

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