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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:

Turkeys in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 27, 2015
Peg Espinola recorded this video of turkeys in her Sudbury back yard.
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Green Frog in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 26, 2015
A green frog in Sudbury, photographed by Helen du Toit.
Helen du Toit photographed this green frog in her Sudbury garden.
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
August 26, 2015
A ruby-throated hummingbird in Framingham, photographed by Mel Markowitz.
Mel Markowitz photographed this ruby-throated hummingbird in his Framingham back yard.
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Red-bellied Woodpeckers in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
August 24, 2015
A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A red-bellied woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.Red-bellied woodpeckers in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed these young red-bellied woodpeckers being fed by an adult in Framingham.
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Green Heron in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
August 24, 2015
A green heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.A green heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed this green heron at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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Ruby Meadowhawk in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 22, 2015
A ruby meadowhawk in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Sharon Tentarelli photographed this ruby meadowhawk in Sudbury.
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Red-eyed Vireo in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 21, 2015
A red-eyed vireo in Stow.A red-eyed vireo in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed this red-eyed vireo.
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Red-bellied Woodpeckers in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
August 20, 2015
Red-bellied woodpeckers in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.Red-bellied woodpeckers in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed these red-bellied woodpeckers in her Framingham back yard.
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White-tailed Deer in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 18, 2015
White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed by Steve Cumming.A white-tailed deer in Stow, photographed by Steve Cumming.A white-tailed deer in Stow, photographed by Steve Cumming.A white-tailed deer in Stow, photographed by Steve Cumming.White-tailed deer in Stow, photographed by Steve Cumming.
Steve Cumming used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these white-tailed deer in Stow.
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Wildlife in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 17, 2015
A mourning dove, northern cardinals and an ovenbird in Stow.An eastern kingbird in Stow.A great blue heron in Stow.A scarlet tanager in Stow.A Baltimore oriole in Stow.An eastern towhee feeding a young brown-headed cowbird in Stow.A great spangled fritillary butterfly in Stow.A bobolink in Stow.A bobolink in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed an ovenbird, a mourning dove, northern cardinals, an eastern kingbird, a great blue heron, a scarlet tanager, a Baltimore oriole, an eastern towhee, a brown-headed cowbird, a great spangled fritillary, and a bobolink.
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Red Fox in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 17, 2015
A red fox in Sudbury, photographed by Lydia Pastuszek.
Lydia Pastuszek photographed this red fox in Sudbury.
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Great Blue Heron in Harvard

Sighting Date: 
August 17, 2015
A great blue heron at Bare Hill Pond in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.A great blue heron at Bare Hill Pond in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.A great blue heron at Bare Hill Pond in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Robin Right photographed this great blue heron at Bare Hill Pond in Harvard.
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Monarch Butterfly in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
August 14, 2015
A monarch butterfly at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Nancy Mitchell.
Nancy Mitchell photographed this monarch butterfly at Heard Farm in Wayland.
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Northern Leopard Frog in Concord

Sighting Date: 
August 13, 2015
A northern leopard frog at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Nancy Mitchell.
Nancy Mitchell photographed this northern leopard frog at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
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Barred Owl in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 13, 2015
A barred owl at Hop Brook Conservation Land in Sudbury, photographed by Laura Mattei.
Laura Mattei photographed this barred owl at Hop Brook Conservation Land in Sudbury.
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Gray Tree Frog in Boylston

Sighting Date: 
August 11, 2015
A gray tree frog on a window at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston.
Jesse Koyen photographed this gray tree frog on a window at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston.
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Gray Tree Frog in Maynard

Sighting Date: 
August 9, 2015
A gray tree frog at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Chris Renna.A gray tree frog at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Chris Renna.A gray tree frog at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Chris Renna.
Chris Renna photographed this gray tree frog at Assabet River National Wildlfie Refuge in Maynard.
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Backyard Wildlife in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 8, 2015
White-tailed deer in Stow.A Baltimore oriole in Stow.Eastern kingbirds in Stow.A scarlet tanager in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed white-tailed deer, a Baltimore oriole, eastern kingbirds and a scarlet tanager in his back yard.
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Turkey in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
August 7, 2015
A turkey in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed this turkey in her Framingham back yard.
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Scarlet Tanagers in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 6, 2015
A scarlet tanager in Stow.A scarlet tanager in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed these female scarlet tanagers, of the 6 that were present, in his back yard.
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