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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 their nest in Upton, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Nancy Wright photographed great blue herons, a northern water snake, a pine siskin, and mallards in Upton.
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A pine warbler at Tower Hill in Boylston, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Nancy Wright photographed this pine warbler at Tower Hill in Boylston.
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Common grackles at the MacCallum Wildlife Management Area, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Nancy Wright photographed common grackles, a song sparrow, muskrats, an American toad, an eeastern towhee, a northern mockingbird, an orchard oriole, and a rose-breasted grosbeak at MacCallum Wildlife Management Area...
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A gray tree frog in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed these gray tree frogs in Harvard.
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A pair of tree swallows at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick, photographed by Joan Chasan.
Joan Chasan photographed this pair of tree swallows at Mass Audubon's Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary in Natick.
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A mallard duckling at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed this family of mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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Mute swans on their nest at Bruce's Pond in Hudson, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed this family of mute swans at Bruce's Pond in Hudson.
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A belted kingfisher at Bruce's Pond in Hudson, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a belted kingfisher, a common grackle, an eastern kingbird, and a great blue heron at Bruce's Pond in Hudson.
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Wild columbine at SVT's Walkup & Robinson Memorial Conservation Area in Westborough, photographed by Dan Stimson.
Dan Stimson photographed this wild columbine at SVT's Walkup & Robinson Memorial Conservation Area in Westborough.
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A Jack-in-the-pulpit in Southborough, photographed by Debbie Costine.
Debbie Costine photographed this Jack-in-the-pulpit in Southborough.
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A blue-headed vireo at Mt. Misery in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow photographed a blue-headed vireo and a veery at Mt. Misery in Lincoln.
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A barred owl at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed a barred owl, a family of Canada geese, a turkey, a white-throated sparrow, and a yellow-rumped warbler at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard.
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A milk snake in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed this milk snake in Harvard.
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A common garter snake in Bolton, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed this common garter snake in Bolton.
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Mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed this family of mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.

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