Winter won’t vanish overnight Monday, February 4 was 58 sunny degrees atop Blue Hill from 2 to 3 PM after about ten days of subfreezing weather. After lunch the warmth drew me out of the house. I thought I would photo some ice. Here’s some blue afternoon puddles and cattails on the Blue Hills […]
Does a pup at Milton Landing indicate that there are fish nearby?
It’s mid-January and we’re all wondering where the snow is. For some of us, no snow makes for the perfect winter, but for others, it’s not quite winter until we have a major snowstorm blanketing everything in white. For now, old photos will have to do. Behind the Neponset River Watershed Association office in Canton, […]
There is a season filled with color that brightens our days as the sunlight fades...
Time to make the spores
Birds seen and heard — May 1 & 3, 2018 — at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary in Sharon, MA. Photos by Paul Lauenstein.
A vanishing act by a valuable fish
If you lived here, would you be home by now?
The Neponset reaches new highs
Here are some ways to experience the procession of natural wonders that occurs every spring in our watershed. Be sure to get out there with your family and create indelible memories in the minds of your children and/or grandchildren. March Woodcock mating flight Starting in early March, visit a field or a meadow as darkness […]
The Neponset River flooded the Greenway Trail and Neponset II Park during the coastal nor'easter.
Not hard to find once you look...
Updated, February 5, 2018— Much thanks to Les Tyrala and Steve Olanoff who led the Winter Birds of Squantum Point Walk on Sat., Feb 3. The following birds were seen: Brant (Wollaston Beach) 13 Canada Goose (Wollaston Beach) 5 Black Duck 2 Common Eider 18 Bufflehead 9 Common Goldeneye 13 Red breasted Merganser (males displaying) […]
Frogs and turtles go to extraordinary lengths to survive the harsh New England winters.
Here’s some pancake ice forming in the tailrace (below the Tileston and Hollingsworth Dam on the Milton/Hyde Park border on December 31, at about 5 degrees Fahrenheit. (A tailrace is a channel that carries water away from a water wheel, turbine, etc.) Not far downstream the river was completely iced over but here […]
Noun: a transient bliss reported by many tree photographers
Say hello to bushy pondweed.
While unsettling, it's not unusual to see dead fish floating along a lake or pond shoreline as the waters warm up.
NepRWA board member, Les Tyrala, led a group of bird watchers through Fowl Meadow (along Burma Road from Paul’s Bridge to the south edge of marsh), which is within the western portion of the DCR Blue Hills reservation last Saturday morning, May 20th. They observed and / or heard 37 species. The complete list of […]
Tracking an invasive species with Google Maps