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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:

Backyard Birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
November 15, 2014
A fox sparrow, center, along with dark-eyed juncos in Stow.A Baltimore oriole in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a fox sparrow and a Baltimore oriole in his back yard.
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Backyard Birds in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
November 14, 2014
A downy woodpecker in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.A Cooper's hawk in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.Tufted titmice in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.A northern flicker in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.A northern flicker in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed a downy woodpecker, Cooper's Hawk, tufted titmice and northern flickers in her yard on Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.
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Turkey in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
November 14, 2014
A turkey in Sudbury, photographed by Marie Rock.
Marie Rock photographed a turkey in her Sudbury back yard.
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Birds in Berlin

Sighting Date: 
November 11, 2014
An American woodcock in Berlin, photographed by Jesse Koyen.An eastern bluebird in Berlin, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
Jesse Koyen photographed an American woodcock and an eastern bluebird in Berlin.
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Blue-spotted Salamander in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
November 4, 2014
A blue-spotted salamander in Sudbury, photographed by Frank Schultz.A blue-spotted salamander in Sudbury, photographed by Frank Schultz.
Frank Schultz photographed this blue-spotted salamander in Sudbury. The blue-spotted salamander is a Species of Special Concern in Massachusetts.
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Blue Grosbeak in Sudbury

Sighting Date: 
October 30, 2014
A blue grosbeak at the Sudbury Community Garden, photographed by Greg Dysart.
Greg Dysart photographed this blue grosbeak at the Sudbury Community Garden.
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A white-tailed Deer in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
October 29, 2014
A white-tailed deer at SVT's Morgan-Wilcox Reservation in Wayland, photographed by Jesse Koyen.
Jesse Koyen photographed this white-tailed deer at SVT's Morgan-Wilcox Reservation in Wayland.
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Vesper Sparrow in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
October 29, 2014
A vesper sparrow at the Wayland Community Garden, photographed by Greg Dysart.
Greg Dysart photographed this vesper sparrow at the Wayland Community Garden.
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Coyotes in Concord

Sighting Date: 
October 27, 2014
Clark Leininger used an automatically triggered wildlife camera to record these videos of coyotes in Concord.
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Spider Web at Heard Farm in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
October 27, 2014
A spider web at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Lisa Eggleston.
Lisa Eggleston photographed this spider web and Oriental bittersweet berries at Heard Farm in Wayland.
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Walkingstick in Boylston

Sighting Date: 
October 26, 2014
A walkingstick at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston, photographed by Dan Stimson.
Dan Stimson photographed this walkingstick at Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston.
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Backyard Birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
October 26, 2014
Purple finches in Stow.A yellow-rumped warbler in Stow.A white-throated sparrow in Stow.A white-throated sparrow in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a flock of purple finches (he counted 64 of them), a yellow-rumped warbler and a white-throated sparrow in his back yard.
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Red-tailed Hawk in Southborough

Sighting Date: 
October 25, 2014
A red-tailed hawk at the Beals Preserve in Southborough, photographed by Carl Guyer.
Carl Guyer photographed this red-tailed hawk at the Beals Preserve in Southborough.
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American Wigeon at Hamlen Woods in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
October 25, 2014
An American wigeon at Hamlen Woods in Wayland, photographed by Bob Fuhro.An American wigeon at Hamlen Woods in Wayland, photographed by Bob Fuhro.
Bob Fuhro photographed this American wigeon at Hamlen Woods in Wayland.
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Canada Geese at Great Meadows in Concord

Sighting Date: 
October 25, 2014
Canada geese at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by GM Tenglund.
GM Tenglund photographed these Canada geese at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
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Melanistic Gray Squirrel in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
October 23, 2014
A gray squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Harold McAleer photographed this black variety of a gray squirrel near Farrar Pond in Lincoln.
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Backyard Birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
October 21, 2014
Purple finches and dark-eyed juncos in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed purple finches and juncos in his back yard.
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Autumn olive at Heard Farm in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
October 20, 2014
Autumn olive at Heard Farm in Wayland, photographed by Peg Espinola.
Peg Espinola photographed this autumn olive bush at Heard Farm in Wayland. Autumn olive is an invasive species in our area, and the Invasive Plant Atlas of New England has more information about it on their site.
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Marbled Orb Weaver in Berlin

Sighting Date: 
October 18, 2014
A marbled orb weaver in Berlin, photographed by Bill Shelley.
Bill Shelley photographed a marbled orb weaver in Berlin.
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Ruffed Grouse in Stow

Sighting Date: 
October 17, 2014
A ruffed grouse at the Stow Town Forest.A ruffed grouse at the Stow Town Forest.
Steve from Stow photographed this ruffed grouse at the Stow Town Forest.
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