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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 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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Mallard ducklings at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed mallard ducklings, a red-winged blackbird, a solitary sandpiper, a spotted sandpiper, an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, and a killdeer at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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Canada geese at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, tree swallows, a great blue heron, a muskrat, and red-winged blackbirds at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.
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A Baltimore oriole at Bruce's Pond in Hudson, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a Baltimore oriole, a family of mute swans, mallard ducklings, and a painted turtle at Bruce's Pond in Hudson.
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A red fox kit in Southborough, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Nancy Wright photographed this red fox and her kits in Southborough.
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A wood duck in Westborough, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Nancy Wright photographed this pair of wood ducks in Westborough.

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