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Nature Sightings

Welcome to Nature Sightings. Here, we post nature sightings that have been reported to us throughout the Sudbury, Assabet and Concord Rivers Valley. If you would like to receive weekly e-mails summarizing the latest additions to Nature Sightings, subscribe to our free e-list.  This is a good way to make sure you never miss a new entry, especially for Camera in the Woods photos, which often come in later than other photos and don't appear on top of the list below.  If you have an interesting sighting, picture or video you would like to share, e-mail Dan Stimson

Latest Sightings:

Wildlife at Memorial Forest in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
May 28, 2015
A snapping turtle laying eggs at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A hairy woodpecker feeding young at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed a snapping turtle laying eggs and a hairy woodpecker feeding its young at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.
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Snapping Turtle in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
May 28, 2015
A snapping turtle in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Harold McAleer photographed this snapping turtle in Lincoln.
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Wildlife at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
May 27, 2015
A painted turtle at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.A painted turtle at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston. Lisa thinks the turtle was laying eggs.A rose-breasted grosbeak at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed painted turtles and a rose-breasted grosbeak at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland.
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American Robin Nest in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
May 27, 2015
An American robin nest in Framingham on May 14, 2015. Photographed by Todd Boli.An American robin nest in Framingham on May 24, 2015. Photographed by Todd Boli.An American robin nest in Framingham on May 27, 2015. Photographed by Todd Boli.An American robin nest in Framingham on May 27, 2015. Photographed by Todd Boli.
On May 9th, Todd Boli shared a series of photos of American robin nests at his Framingham home. Todd now shares an update and images of the nestlings in one of the nests. "On May 24, the eggs began hatching in the nest that ended up having five eggs. It ultimately yielded four chicks. The eggs in the two-egg nest remain unhatched, even though the female robin went back to sit on them as late as yesterday. For all their apparent confusion, the persistent robins now have their brood."
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Gray Tree Frog at Wolbach Farm

Sighting Date: 
May 26, 2015
A gray tree frog at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Jesse Koyen.A gray tree frog at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Jesse Koyen.A gray tree frog at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
Jesse Koyen photographed this gray tree frog at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury. Jesse initially found the frog on a plastic tub that is part of a purple loosestrife bio-control project. Within 20 minutes of moving the frog safely to a nearby apple tree, its color had darkened to blend in perfectly with the bark.
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Painted Turtle Hatchling in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
May 26, 2015
A painted turtle hatchling in Sudbury, photographed by Philip Tyrrell.
Philip Tyrrell photographed this painted turtle hatchling in Sudbury.
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Pink Lady's Slippers in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
May 25, 2015
Pink lady's slippers in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Harold McAleer photographed these pink lady's slippers in Lincoln.
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Nature at Garden in The Woods

Sighting Date: 
May 25, 2015
A green frog at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.Northern water snakes at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.Northern water snakes at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed a green frog and northern water snakes at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.
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Great Blue Herons at Lyons-Cutler in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
May 25, 2015
Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Elizabeth Newton.Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Elizabeth Newton.Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Elizabeth Newton.
Elizabeth Newton photographed these great blue herons on their nests at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.
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Nature in Harvard

Sighting Date: 
May 24, 2015
A ruby-throated hummingbird in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.Robin Right with a largemouth bass at Bare Hill Rd in Harvard.
Robin Right photographed a ruby-throated hummingbird and shows off a largemouth bass from Bare Hill Pond in Harvard.
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Nature at Broadmoor in Natick

Sighting Date: 
May 23, 2015
A common merganser at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.Common mergansers at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.An eastern phoebe at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.A painted turtle at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.Yellow water-lilies at Broadmoor in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed a family of common mergansers, an eastern phoebe, a painted turtle and yellow water-lilies at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Sanctuary in Natick.
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Canada Geese in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
May 22, 2015
Harold McAleer recorded this video of a Canada goose family on the Sudbury River in Lincoln.
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Wildflowers at SVT's Memorial Forest

Sighting Date: 
May 22, 2015
Birdfoot violets at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.A pink lady's slipper at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.Wild lupine and a pink lady's slipper at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dave Longland.
Dave Longland photographed birdfoot violets, pink lady's slippers and wild lupine at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.
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Tennessee Warbler in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
May 21, 2015
Norm Levey recorded this video of a Tennessee warbler at Valley Pond in Lincoln.

Tennessee Warbler takes breakfast at Valley Pond from The Natural World Film Archive on Vimeo.

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Pink Lady's Slipper in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
May 21, 2015
A pink lady's slipper over a two week span in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Harold McAleer photographed this pink lady's slipper in Lincoln. The photo on the left was taken just 2 weeks prior to the photo on the right.
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Eastern Bluebird Nest Cam in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
May 21, 2015
Ron McAdow recorded this video of nestling eastern bluebirds in Lincoln. The birds are growing fast, in comparison with his previously shared footage.
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Spotted Salamander in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
May 20, 2015
A spotted salamander in Sudbury, photographed by Eli Merritt.
Eil Merritt photographed this spotted salamander, which he found in his basement window casing while doing spring cleaning.
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Eastern Bluebird Nest Cam in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
May 18, 2015
Eastern bluebirds in Lincoln, recorded by Ron McAdow.Eastern bluebirds in Lincoln, recorded by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow used a nest box cam to record these video clips and capture stills of eastern bluebird nestlings in Lincoln.
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Cedar Waxwings in Concord

Sighting Date: 
May 18, 2015
A cedar waxwing in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.Cedar waxwings in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Terri Ackerman photographed these cedar waxwings in Concord.
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Birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
May 18, 2015
A cedar waxwing in Stow.An eastern bluebird in Stow.A northern flicker in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a cedar waxwing, an eastern bluebird and a northern flicker in his back yard.
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