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Nature Sightings images and videos show the many species of wildlife that make their homes in the SVT region.

SVT cares for some of this region’s most important forests, wetlands, and grasslands—natural areas that support wildlife habitat that is crucial to the species we feel lucky to see on walks, in our back yards, and in fleeting glimpses on roadsides.

SVT is grateful to the many members and friends who share their photographs and videos for everyone to enjoy. In addition to displaying the images on this page, we also post selected images to our Facebook and Instagram pages, and we send a monthly Nature Sightings e-newsletter to interested subscribers. Subscribe.

Interested in submitting a photo or video? Please send it as an email attachment to Dan Stimson, [email protected].  (Please read our Nature Sightings Disclaimer before sending any images.
 

Best of 2023: We've collected 50 of our favorite images from 2023 into an online photo album for you to enjoy. 

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A brown-headed cowbird at Bowers Spring in Bolton, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed a brown-headed cowbird, a painted turtle, and a yellow-rumped warbler at Bowers Springs in Bolton.
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An American goldfinch in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
American goldfinches in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
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A pair of house sparrows in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a pair of house sparrows, a northern mockingbird, and a red-tailed hawk in Southborough.
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A Canada goose gosling at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed these Canada goose goslings at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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The shed exoskeleton of a dragonfly at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed the shed exoskeleton of a dragonfly larva at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.
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A milk snake at SVT's Cedar Hill in Northborough, photographed by Laura Mattei.
Laura Mattei photographed this milk snake at SVT's Cedar Hill in Northborough.
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A Canada goose at a mute swan nest on Bruce's Pond in Hudson, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a mute swan chasing a Canada goose from the swan nest, and a family of swans at Bruce's Pond in Hudson.
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Hooded mergansers at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge, photographed by Dan Trippe.
Dan Trippe photographed hooded mergansers, ring-necked ducks, a belted kingfisher, pine warblers, American woodcock chicks, a blue-gray gnatcatcher, barn swallows, a palm warbler, a yellow-rumped warbler, a common grackle, an...
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A coyote in Boylston, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Jim Makuc.
Jim Makuc used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote in Boylston.
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An eastern towhee at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Trippe.
Dan Trippe photographed this eastern towhee at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.
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A red-tailed hawk in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a red-tailed hawk and a ruby-throated hummingbird in Southborough.
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An ovenbird at Mt. Misery in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow photographed an ovenbird and a Swainson's thrush at Mt. Misery in Lincoln.
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A Carolina wren on a nest in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow photographed this Carolina wren at its nest near his home in Lincoln.
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An American robin on a nest in Harvard, photographed by Robin Right.
Robin Right photographed an American robin and a ruby-throated hummingbird in her yard in Harvard.
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A barn swallow at Hopkinton State Park in Hopkinton, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed these barn swallows at Hopkinton State Park.

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