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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 yellow-rumped warbler at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed yellow-rumped warblers, a warbling vireo, a northern goshawk, an osprey, a turkey vulture, and mating Canada geese at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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Mute swans at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed these mute swans and red-winged blackbirds at Farm Pond in Framingham.
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A wood duck at Bruce's Pond in Hudson, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a wood duck and a mute swan at Bruce's Pond in Hudson.
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A red fox kit in Lincoln, photographed by Ron McAdow.
Ron McAdow photographed this red fox kit in Lincoln.
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A great blue heron in Framingham, photographed by Margaret McKane.
Margaret McKane used her automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this great blue heron in Framingham.
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A bald eagle at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed this bald eagle at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough.
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Great blue herons in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed these great blue herons at their nests in Southborough.
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An American robin at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed an American robin, a Canada goose, and a red-winged blackbird at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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A great blue heron and painted turtles at Bartlett Pond in Northborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed great blue herons, painted turtles, and a mute swan at Bartlett Pond in Northborough.
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A snapping turtle at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by William Watt.
William Watt photographed a snapping turtle and a white m hairstreak butterfly at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard.
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A mallard at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed this mating pair of mallards at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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A barred owl at Flagg Hill in Boxborough, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed this barred owl at Flagg Hill in Boxborough.
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A black-capped chickadee in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed black-capped chickadees, a gray squirrel, a red squirrel, white-throated sparrows, and a common garter snake in Harvard.
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A snapping turtle at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Conservation Land in Sudbury, photographed by Richard Morse.
Richard Morse photographed this snapping turtle at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Conservation Land in Sudbury.
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A northern mockingbird in Westborough, photographed by Nancy Wright.
Nancy Wright photographed a northern mockingbird, song sparrows, a brown-headed cowbird, a common grackle, an American robin, and a black-capped chickadee in Westborough.

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