Nature Sightings

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Here, we post wildlife images and videos that have been sent to us by members and friends from throughout our region.

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Latest Sightings:

White-tailed Deer at SVT's Wolbach Farm

October 18, 2017

A white-tailed deer at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Debbie Pullen.
A white-tailed deer at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Debbie Pullen.

Debbie Pullen photographed this white-tailed deer at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury.

Birds at Breakneck Hill in Southborough

October 16, 2017

A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house finch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a European starling, a house finch, and a house sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Killdeer and American Coot in Framingham

October 16, 2017

An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American coot at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American coot and a killdeer at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Canada Geese and a red-tailed hawk in Southborough

October 13, 2017

Canada geese at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and a red-tailed hawk at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Nature at Farm Pond in Framingham

October 13, 2017

A mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A killdeer at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a mallard, killdeer, and a ruby meadowhawk dragonfly at Farm Pond in Framingham.

Deer and Chipmunk in Lincoln

October 12, 2017

An eastern chipmunk at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an eastern chipmunk and a white-tailed deer at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln.

Goldfinch and Bluebird in Southborough

October 12, 2017

An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American goldfinch and an eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Great Blue Heron at Great Meadows in Concord

October 12, 2017

A great blue heron at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
A great blue heron at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this great blue heron at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.

Birds and a butterfly at Breakneck Hill

October 10, 2017

A common buckeye butterfly at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A common buckeye butterfly at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern bluebird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern mockingbird at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a common buckeye butterfly, an eastern bluebird, a northern mockingbird, and a song sparrow at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Black Swallowtail Caterpillars in Sudbury

October 10, 2017

Black swallowtail caterpillars in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Black swallowtail caterpillars in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Black swallowtail caterpillars in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
Black swallowtail caterpillars in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A black swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.
A black swallowtail caterpillar in Sudbury, photographed by Dawn Dentzer.

Dawn Dentzer photographed these black swallowtail caterpillars in Sudbury.

Gulls and a butterfly at Hager Pond

October 10, 2017

A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed ring-billed gulls and a monarch butterfly at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Great Horned Owl at SVT's Upper Mill Brook C.A.

October 9, 2017

A great horned owl at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Ray Nava.
A great horned owl at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Ray Nava.

Ray Nava photographed this great horned owl at SVT's Upper Mill Brook Conservation Area in Wayland.

Beaver and Butterfly at Hutchins Farm in Concord

October 7, 2017

A painted lady butterfly at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.
A painted lady butterfly at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.
A painted lady butterfly at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.
A painted lady butterfly at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.
A beaver at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.
A beaver at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.
A beaver at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.
A beaver at Hutchins Farm in Concord, photographed by Rochelle Steinberg.

Rochelle Steinberg photographed a painted lady butterfly and a beaver at Hutchins Farm in Concord.

Green Metallic Bee in Northborough

October 7, 2017

A green metallic bee in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.
A green metallic bee in Northborough, photographed by Marnie Frankian.

Marnie Frankian photographed this green metallic bee in Northborough.

Nature at Tower Hill in Boylston

October 4, 2017

A banded woolly bear at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A banded woolly bear at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bumble bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bumble bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cabbage white butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cabbage white butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A clouded sulphur butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A clouded sulphur butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green frog at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green frog at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a banded woolly bear, a bumble bee, a cabbage white butterfly, an eastern chipmunk, a clouded sulphur butterfly, a green frog, a honey bee, a monarch butterfly, and a painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston.

Ring-billed Gulls at Hager Pond

October 3, 2017

A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these ring-billed gulls at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Starling and Swan at Hager Pond

September 27, 2017

A European starling at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European starling at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a European starling and a mute swan at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Birds at Hager Pond in Marlborough

September 26, 2017

Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed Canada geese and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

Milk Snake at SVT's Wolbach Farm

September 26, 2017

A milk snake at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Stimson.
A milk snake at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury, photographed by Dan Stimson.

Dan Stimson photographed this milk snake in the barn at SVT's Wolbach Farm in Sudbury.

Nature at Farm Pond in Framingham

September 26, 2017

A gray squirrel at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A gray squirrel at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spotted sandpiper at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spotted sandpiper at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spotted sandpiper and a painted turtle at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spotted sandpiper and a painted turtle at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted turtle at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted turtle at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spotted sandpiper and a mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A spotted sandpiper and a mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a gray squirrel, a spotted sandpiper, a painted turtle, and a mallard at Farm Pond in Framingham.

White-tailed Deer in Framingham

September 20, 2017

A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
White-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
White-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A white-tailed deer in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these white-tailed deer near his home in Framingham.

Backyard Nature in Framingham

September 17, 2017

A praying mantis in Framingham, photographed by Gerry White.
A praying mantis in Framingham, photographed by Gerry White.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Gerry White.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Gerry White.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Gerry White.
A red-tailed hawk in Framingham, photographed by Gerry White.

Gerry White photographed a praying mantis and a red-tailed hawk in his Framingham back yard.

Birds in Southborough

September 14, 2017

American goldfinches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
American goldfinches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
American goldfinches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
American goldfinches at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A northern flicker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed American goldfinches, a northern flicker, and a red-bellied woodpecker at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Black-capped chickadee in Southborough

September 14, 2017

A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed this black-capped chickadee at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.

Bumble Bee at Grist Mill Pond

September 14, 2017

A bumble bee at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bumble bee at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a bumble bee at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.