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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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Great blue herons at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury, photographed by Rich Hellmold.
Rich Hellmold photographed these great blue herons at their nests from SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.
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An eastern kingbird in Sudbury, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed this eastern kingbird at the Wayside Inn in Sudbury.
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An American toad in Sudbury, photographed by Sarah Davis.
Sarah Davis photographed this American toad in Sudbury.
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An eastern chipmunk in Sudbury, photographed by Sue Feldberg.
Sue Feldberg photographed this eastern chipmunk in Sudbury.
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A red-winged blackbird at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed red-winged blackbirds and a song sparrow at Farm Pond in Framingham.
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A red squirrel in Lincoln, photographed by Harold McAleer.
Harold McAleer photographed this red squirrel in Lincoln.
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A snapping turtle at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Harry Newell.
Harry Newell photographed and recorded video of a snapping turtle at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.
Russ Place shared this video compilation of photographs he took of a red fox family in Sudbury during May.
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A Baltimore oriole in Bolton, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed a Baltimore oriole, a ruby-throated hummingbird, a house finch, a common yellowthroat, an eastern chipmunk, eastern phoebes, and a northern cardinal in Bolton.
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A turkey vulture at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed this turkey vulture at Breakneck Hill Conservation Land in Southborough.
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A Canada goose gosling at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a Canada goose gosling, a great blue heron, mute swans, a red-winged blackbird, and wood duck ducklings at Farm Pond in Framingham.
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A great blue heron at a nest on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed these great blue herons at their nest on the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.
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A common grackle at Great Meadows in Concord, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a common grackle and a marsh wren at Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge in Concord.
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A tree swallow in Harvard, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a tree swallow at Delaney Wildlife Management Area in Harvard.
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A honey bee at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a honey bee, mallards, painted turtles, and damselflies at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

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