Wildlife

By - 3/3/18 - 4:54 pm
Swan in Dorchester

Kelly Lewis reports at least one swan found a flooded Morrissey Boulevard to its liking today.

By - 3/1/18 - 10:25 pm

Mike Anderson watched a snowy owl at Constitution Beach in East Boston this evening.

By - 3/1/18 - 9:50 am
Deer park in old Boston

The folks at the Boston City Archives ask: "This is a rendering from a 1910 Boston Parks Department report. Do you know what this drawing shows? What was the Parks Dept planning?" See it larger.

By - 2/26/18 - 3:10 pm
Too much birdseed on Causeway Street.

A concerned citizen files a complaint about a woman who appears to buy birdseed by the truckload, which she then lays down on the regular in the little park that overlooks I-93 and the Zakim Bridge next to the Garden: Read more.

By - 2/25/18 - 12:05 pm
Swans in Jamaica Pond

There are three swans at the pond these days - a couple and a third wheel. Yesterday afternoon, all converged on the small island at the northern end of the pond, but the couple was not in a sharing mood - one of them broke off and drove away the third swan, which decided the middle of the pond wasn't so bad after all.

By - 2/23/18 - 2:40 pm
Missing falcon

Missing Dogs Massachusetts is a Facebook page that's normally just what it sounds like. So a posting today is a little unusual, but, then, there aren't many places to look for a missing falcon:

BOLO: Beloved family falcon is missing, last seen Plum Island area. She is very friendly and social and will likely seek out humans by landing on a car or a house, and squawk at them. Still has tether on.

By - 2/22/18 - 5:09 pm
Pigeon sheltering from the snow in Downtown Crossing

As the snow began to fall on Washington Street in Downtown Crossing this afternoon, a pigeon found a place to ride out the storm.

On the other side of the Shawmut Peninsula, some sailors were not as eager to get in from the snow: Read more.

By - 2/22/18 - 9:52 am
Owl in the O'Neill Tunnel

Updated.

A snowy owl that somehow got into the O'Neill Tunnel fared little better than Larry the Turkey: Mass. Environmental Police report the bird was scooped up near the Government Center exit yesterday and rushed to the Tufts wildlife clinic in Grafton for treatment. The Globe reports the bird died.

By - 2/16/18 - 8:59 pm

Johanna Griffiths reports Larry the Turkey died tonight as he lived: Challenging a vehicle at the intersection of VFW Parkway and Baker Street. Read more.

By - 2/16/18 - 6:08 pm
Larry the Turkey

"OK, who's next?!?" Larry gobbled angrily at Maribeth Scott this afternoon.

Two DCR employees with nets learned not to tangle with Larry the Turkey today - he beaked off their attempts to capture him and get him away from his haunts in the middle of the intersection of Baker Street and VFW Parkway this afternoon, according to a discussion on the Chronicles of West Roxbury II Facebook group. Read more.

By - 2/16/18 - 11:48 am

The page you've been asking for: A collection of all the comments on UHub turkey posts (and bagel posts!) by the Turkey Liberation Front.

By - 2/15/18 - 5:41 pm

Larry, the formerly peaceful turkey turned fire-spitting hellspawn by a misguided, if well meaning motorist, is upping his game - and his attacks on cars at VFW Parkway and Baker Street in West Roxbury. Read more.

By - 2/15/18 - 8:52 am

Hood Will Hunting reports:

This morning I watched four Seagulls get into a knife fight on Causeway Street over sidewalk leftovers from Halftime Pizza. Yes it's that good.

By - 2/6/18 - 11:19 am

Alderfish reports that Larry the Baker Street turkey, who has spent the past couple of months dodging cars on VFW Parkway at Baker Street, has turned angry and is now attacking cars, which is probably not good for his long-term health:

After becoming offended last night by a well meaning driver shooing him out of the way, Larry has decided to regain his dominance by fighting off advancing cars.

By - 1/31/18 - 9:46 am

WFXT reports the dog lost a foot, both are now getting rabies shots.

By - 1/26/18 - 7:34 pm
Coot and feet

Coots are interesting birds. While they're in the water, they look like small ducks. Then they stand on a rock and they look sort of like chickens. And then, if they come fully out of the water and start walking around, well, you can't help but notice their feet, as Enoch Pratt did today down at Leverett Pond in the Emerald Necklace.

By - 1/23/18 - 9:57 pm
Snowy owl in Somerville

Meaghan Sinclair spotted this snowy owl in her Somerville neighborhood today.

This has proven to be an "irruption" season for the owls - in which the population of lemmings on which they normally feed exploded, leading to more owl hatchlings - and lots of owls flying south in search of food. Good Morning Gloucester has been following the exploits of a pair of snowy owls there.

By - 1/23/18 - 11:09 am

Arbotopia is a running account of wildlife found on walks through the parks of the Emerald Necklace.