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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.  You'll also find photos from remote wildlife cameras here.  Learn more about our Camera In The Woods project and motion-sensing wildlife cameras.  Also learn about how SVT has helped to monitor wildlife passages beneath route 2 in Concord, and view photos from the project.

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Latest Sightings:

Nature at Great Meadows in Concord

Sighting Date: 
July 30, 2014
An American lotus blossom at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.Cattails at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.A common whitetail at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.A red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed an American lotus blossom, cattails, a common whitetail, and a red-winged blackbird at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
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Cotton-tailed Rabbit in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
July 30, 2014
A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Lauren Ignacio.A cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham, photographed by Lauren Ignacio.
Lauren Ignacio photographed this cotton-tailed rabbit in Framingham.
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Beetle in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
July 28, 2014
A beetle in Marlborough, photographed by Lauren Ignacio and Matt Pimentel.
Lauren Ignacio and Matt Pimentel photographed this beetle in downtown Marlborough.
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Clearwing Moths in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
July 28, 2014
A hummingbird clearwing moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A hummingbird clearwing moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A snowberry clearwing moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A snowberry clearwing moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A snowberry clearwing moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a hummingbird clearwing moth and a snowberry clearwing moth in Sudbury.
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Woodchuck at SVT's Wolbach Farm

Sighting Date: 
July 26, 2014
A woodchuck at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed this woodchuck at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury.
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Nature at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Sighting Date: 
July 26, 2014
A chipping sparrow at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.A dragonfly at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.An eastern kingbird at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.An eastern pondhawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.A great blue heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A green heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A green heron at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A wood duck at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed a chipping sparrow, dragonfly, eastern kingbird, eastern pondhawk, great blue heron, green heron and wood duck at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard and Sudbury.
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Sunset in Stow

Sighting Date: 
July 25, 2014
Sunset over Minuteman Airfield in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed the red sun as it set over Minuteman Airfield in Stow.
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Backyard birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
July 23, 2014
A Baltimore oriole in Stow.A Baltimore oriole in Stow.An eastern bluebird in Stow.A northern flicker in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a pair of Baltimore orioles, an eastern bluebird and a northern flicker in his back yard.
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Nature in Concord

Sighting Date: 
July 22, 2014
A spotted sandpiper in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.An American bullfrog in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.A red-spotted admiral in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.An autumn meadowhawk in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Terri Ackerman photographed a spotted sandpiper, an American bullfrog, a red-spotted admiral and an autumn meadowhawk in Concord.
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Backyard Nature in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
July 20, 2014
A snowberry hummingbird clearwing moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A snowberry hummingbird clearwing moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A banana slug in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a snowberry hummingbird clearwing moth and a banana slug in Sudbury.
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Pileated Woodpeckers in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
July 20, 2014
Pileated woodpeckers in Marlborough, photographed by Courtney Hutchison.Pileated woodpeckers in Marlborough, photographed by Courtney Hutchison.Pileated woodpeckers in Marlborough, photographed by Courtney Hutchison.
Courtney Hutchison photographed these pileated woodpeckers near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.
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Gypsy Moth in Northborough

Sighting Date: 
July 19, 2014
A gypsy moth in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
Marnie Frankian photographed this gypsy moth in Northborough.
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Great Blue Herons in Concord

Sighting Date: 
July 18, 2014
Great blue herons in Concord, photographed by Erik Limpaecher.
Erik Limpaecher photographed several great blue herons in their nest colony between the C. Courtney Comeau Conservation Land and the Sleepy Hollow Cemetery in Concord.
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Backyard Birds in Saxonville

Sighting Date: 
July 18, 2014
A Carolina wren in Framingham, photographed by Todd Boli.A Carolina wren nest in Framingham, photographed by Todd Boli.House sparrows in Framingham, photographed by Todd Boli.
Todd Boli photographed a Carolina wren and its nest as well as house sparrows in his Framingham yard.
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Birds at Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
July 17, 2014
Mallards on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.A spotted sandpiper on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed some young mallards and a spotted sandpiper on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.
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Nature at Garden in the Woods

Sighting Date: 
July 15, 2014
Amethyst coral fungus at Garden in the Woods in Frmaingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.Amethyst coral fungus at Garden in the Woods in Frmaingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.Amethyst coral fungus at Garden in the Woods in Frmaingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.Turk's cap lilies at Garden in the Woods in Frmaingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed amethyst coral fungus and turk's cap lilies at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.
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Dragonfly in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
July 13, 2014
A black-shouldered spinyleg dragonfly in Marlborough, photographed by Lauren Ignacio and Matt Pimentel.A black-shouldered spinyleg dragonfly in Marlborough, photographed by Lauren Ignacio and Matt Pimentel.A black-shouldered spinyleg dragonfly in Marlborough, photographed by Lauren Ignacio and Matt Pimentel.
Lauren Ignacio and Matt Pimentel photographed this black-shouldered spinyleg dragonfly in Marlborough.
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Nature at Great Meadows in Concord

Sighting Date: 
July 10, 2014
A blue dasher dragonfly at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.A Canada goose gosling at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.Mallards at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed a blue dasher dragonfly, a Canada goose gosling and mallards at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
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Butterflies in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
July 9, 2014
A fritillary butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A fritillary butterfly in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a fritillary butterfly and a spicebush swallowtail in Sudbury.
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Nature in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
July 8, 2014
A Canada lily blossom in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.An eyed click beetle in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.An eyed click beetle in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A large lace-border moth in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed a Canada lily blossom, an eyed click beetle and a large lace-border moth in Sudbury.
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