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:

White-tailed Deer

Sighting Date: 
April 23, 2014
A white-tailed deer along Fairhaven Bay in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Harold McAleer photographed this white-tailed deer along Fairhaven Bay in Lincoln.
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Beaver Lodges in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
April 21, 2014
Beaver lodges off Pelham Island Rd in Wayland, photographed by Todd Boli.
Todd Boli photographed these beaver lodges off of Pelham Island Road in Wayland.
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Backyard Birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
April 21, 2014
A brown thrasher and a male red-winged blackbird in Stow.A female red-winged blackbird in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed a brown thrasher and red-winged blackbirds in his back yard.
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Coyotes in Bolton

Sighting Date: 
April 21, 2014
Coyotes photographed in Bolton by Janet Pesaturo.
Janet Pesaturo used her automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph these coyotes in Bolton. Janet shares more photos and her thoughts about coyotes in her recent blog post on One Acre Farm, Appreciating the Eastern Coyote and the Story of its Arrival.
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Coyote at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

Sighting Date: 
April 18, 2014
A coyote at Breakneck Hill in Southborough, photographed by Dawn Puliafico.
Dawn Puliafico photographed this coyote at Breakneck Hill in Southborough.
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Broad-winged Hawk in Bolton

Sighting Date: 
April 17, 2014
A broad-winged hawk in Bolton, photographed by Millie Rothman.A broad-winged hawk in Bolton, photographed by Millie Rothman.
Millie Rothman photographed this broad-winged hawk near her Bolton home.
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Red foxes in Southborough

Sighting Date: 
April 17, 2014
A red fox in Southborough, photographed by Dawn Puliafico.A red fox in Southborough, photographed by Dawn Puliafico.Red foxes in Southborough, photographed by Dawn Puliafico.
Dawn Puliafico photographed these red foxes along the Reservoir Trail in Southborough.
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Spotted Salamander in Southborough

Sighting Date: 
April 16, 2014
A spotted salamander at the Beals Preserve in Southborough, photographed by Carl Guyer.
Carl Guyer photographed this spotted salamander during a herpetology study at the Southborough Open Land Foundation's Elaine and Phillip Beals Preserve in Southborough.
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Birds on the Sudbury River in Wayland

Sighting Date: 
April 16, 2014
A Canada goose on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Gerry White.A pair of mallards on the Sudbury River in Wayland, photographed by Gerry White.
Gerry White photographed a Canada goose and a pair of mallards on the Sudbury River in Wayland.
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Great Horned Owlet in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
April 15, 2014
A great horned owlet in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A great horned owlet in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed this great horned owlet in Framingham.
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White-throated Sparrow in Stow

Sighting Date: 
April 14, 2014
A white-throated sparrow in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed this white-throated sparrow in his back yard.
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Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Sighting Date: 
April 12, 2014
A Canada goose at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A common grackle at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A great blue heron at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A mallard at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A pair of mallards at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.A mallard at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.Muskrats at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.Painted turtles at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard: Canada goose, common grackle, great blue heron, mallards, muskrats and painted turtles.
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Red-tailed Hawk in Marlborough

Sighting Date: 
April 11, 2014
A red-tailed hawk near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough, photographed by Ginny Hutchison.
Ginny Hutchison photographed this red-tailed hawk near Fort Meadow Reservoir in Marlborough.
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Frogs and Salamanders in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
April 11, 2014
A gray tree frog in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A gray tree frog in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A green frog in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spotted salamander in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A spring peeper in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A wood frog in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed migrating frogs and salamanders in Framingham, including a gray tree frog, a green frog, spotted salamanders, a spring peeper and a wood frog.
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Backyard Birds in Stow

Sighting Date: 
April 10, 2014
An eastern phoebe in Stow.A northern cardinal in Stow.A red-tailed hawk in Stow.A red-tailed hawk in Stow.A red-tailed hawk in Stow.
Steve from Stow photographed an eastern phoebe, a northern cardinal and a red-tailed hawk in his back yard.
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Red-tailed Hawk in Chelmsford

Sighting Date: 
April 10, 2014
A red-tailed hawk with a squirrel, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by John Salmi.A red-tailed hawk with a squirrel, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by John Salmi.A red-tailed hawk with a squirrel, photographed using an automatically triggered wildlife camera by John Salmi.
John Salmi shares the following, about a red-tailed hawk he photographed using his trail camera:
"Yesterday early evening I saw a Red Tail Hawk in the back yard dining on a Squirrel for about 45 minutes. The Hawk tried to leave with the squirrel but it seemed that the Hawk could not fly away with the rest of the Squirrel and left it behind. I placed the Squirrel in front of the Game Camera and late this morning the Red Tail Hawk returned to retrieve the Squirrel."
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Nature at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

Sighting Date: 
April 9, 2014
Chris Renna recorded this video of nature at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge. Featured in the video are bald eagles, eastern red-backed salamanders, turkey vultures and a red squirrel, among others.
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Salamander eggs in Bolton

Sighting Date: 
April 9, 2014
Salamander eggs in a Bolton vernal pool, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.Salamander eggs in a Bolton vernal pool, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed salamander eggs in a Bolton vernal pool.
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Water Striders in Framingham

Sighting Date: 
April 9, 2014
Water striders in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.A water strider in Framingham, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Dawn Dentzer photographed these water striders in Framingham.
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Pine Warbler in Lincoln

Sighting Date: 
April 9, 2014
A pine warbler at a feeder in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow photographed this pine warbler at his Lincoln bird feeder.
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