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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:

Blue Budgerigar in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 27, 2014
A blue budgerigar in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed this blue budgerigar in Stow. The bird is likely an escaped pet, and is not known to breed in our area.
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Great Spangled Fritillary in Saxonville

Sighting Date: 
August 26, 2014
A great spangled fritillary in Framingham, photographed by Todd Boli.A great spangled fritillary in Framingham, photographed by Todd Boli.
Todd Boli photographed this great spangled fritillary in Framingham.
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Double-crested cormorant on Lake Cochituate

Sighting Date: 
August 26, 2014
A double-crested cormorant on Lake Cochituate, photographed by Joan Butler.
Joan Butler photographed this double-crested cormorant on Lake Cochituate in Framingham.
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Birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 24, 2014
Eastern kingbirds in Stow.A pileated woodpecker in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a pileated woodpecker and eastern kingbirds.
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Butterflies in Saxonville

Sighting Date: 
August 24, 2014
An eastern tiger swallowtail in Framingham, photographed by Joan Butler.A great spangled fritillary in Framingham, photographed by Joan Butler.
Joan Butler photographed an eastern tiger swallowtail and a great spangled fritillary in Framingham.
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Backyard insects in Northborough

Sighting Date: 
August 23, 2014
A bumble bee in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.A beetle in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.A bug in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.A bug in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.A butterfly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.Caterpillars in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.Caterpillars in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.A fly in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
Marnie Frankian photographed several insects in her Northborough back yard.
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Turkeys in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 22, 2014
Peg Espinola recorded this video of turkeys in her Sudbury back yard.
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Red-tailed Hawk in Maynard

Sighting Date: 
August 21, 2014
A red-tailed hawk in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.A red-tailed hawk in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Gail Sartori photographed this red-tailed hawk in Maynard.
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Backyard Wildlife in Stow

Sighting Date: 
August 21, 2014
A bumble bee in Stow.An eastern phoebe in Stow.A porcupine in Stow.A porcupine in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a bumble bee, an eastern phoebe and a porcupine in his back yard.
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Downy Woodpecker in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
August 17, 2014
A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Katie Lozoya.A downy woodpecker in Framingham, photographed by Katie Lozoya.
Katie Lozoya photographed this downy woodpecker who couldn't quite wait for the bird feeder to go back up in Framingham.
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Nature in Concord

Sighting Date: 
August 16, 2014
A beaver in the Sudbury River in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.A beaver in the Sudbury River in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.A crane fly in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.White-tailed deer in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.White-tailed deer in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Terri Ackerman photographed a beaver, a crane fly and mother and fawn white-tailed deer along the Sudbury River in Concord.
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Wildlife in Maynard

Sighting Date: 
August 15, 2014
A beaver in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.A painted turtle in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.A blue jay in Maynard, photographed by Gail Sartori.
Gail Sartori photographed a beaver, a painted turtle and a blue jay in Maynard.
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Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 11, 2014
An eastern tiger swallowtail in Sudbury, photographed by Peg Espinola.
Peg Espinola photographed an eastern tiger swallowtail in Sudbury.
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Gray Squirrel in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
August 11, 2014
A gray squirrel in Marlborough, photographed by Lauren Ignacio.
Lauren Ignacio photographed this gray squirrel in Marlborough.
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Backyard Wildlife in Concord

Sighting Date: 
August 10, 2014
Cedar waxwings in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.Cotton-tailed rabbits in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.A common whitetail in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.An American robin in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.A wood frog in Concord, photographed by Terri Ackerman.
Terri Ackerman photographed cedar waxwings, cotton-tailed rabbits, a common whitetail, an American robin and a wood frog in Concord.
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Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
August 10, 2014
A ruby-throated hummingbird in Framingham, photographed by Bob Hoefer.A ruby-throated hummingbird in Framingham, photographed by Bob Hoefer.A ruby-throated hummingbird in Framingham, photographed by Bob Hoefer.
Bob Hoefer photographed this ruby-throated hummingbird at his Framingham feeder.
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Gray Catbird Nest in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
August 9, 2014
A gray catbird nest in Saxonville, photographed on 8/1/2014 by Joan Butler.A gray catbird nest in Saxonville, photographed on 8/9/2014 by Joan Butler.
Joan Butler photographed this gray catbird next on August 1st and 9th.
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Nature at Garden in the Woods

Sighting Date: 
August 8, 2014
A green frog at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A hummingbird clearwing moth at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A ruby meadowhawk at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.A ruby meadowhawk at Garden in the Woods in Framingham, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed a green frog, a hummingbird clearwing moth, and a ruby meadowhawk at Garden in the Woods in Framingham.
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Nature at Great Meadows in Concord

Sighting Date: 
August 8, 2014
An American goldfinch at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.Goldenrod at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.Queen Anne's Lace at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed an American goldfinch, goldenrod and Queen Anne's lace at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
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Dragonfly in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
August 8, 2014
A dragonfly off Water Row in Sudbury, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed this dragonfly off Water Row in Sudbury.
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