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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 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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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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A great blue heron in Southborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed great blue herons at their nests and a bald eagle in Southborough.
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An eastern bluebird at Baiting Brook-Welch in Framingham, photographed by Mike Perrin.
Mike Perrin photographed an eastern bluebird, a fox sparrow, and a winter wren at SVT's Baiting Brook-Welch Conservation Area in Framingham.
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A muskrat at MacCallum Wildlife Management Area in Northborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed muskrats and ring-necked ducks at MacCallum Wildlife Management Area in Westborough and Northborough.
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A red fox in Westborough, photographed by John Carter.
John Carter photographed this red fox in Westborough.
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A mute swan and a ring-billed gull at Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a mute swan, a ring-billed gull, an osprey, ruddy ducks, white-tailed deer, and a bald eagle at Hager Pond in Marlborough.
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Canada geese at Farm Pond in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed Canada geese, a gray squirrel, and a red-winged blackbird at Farm Pond in Framingham.
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A common grackle at Bartlett Pond in Northborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
Steve Forman photographed a common grackle, a mute swan, ring-necked ducks, a great blue heron, a tree swallow, wood ducks, and a painted turtle at Bartlett Pond in Northborough.
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A bald eagle over Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bald eagle over Hager Pond in Marlborough, photographed by Steve Forman.
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A raccoon sleeping in a tree along the Small Trail in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed this raccoon sleeping in a tree along the Small Trail in Harvard.
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A common garter snake at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed a common garter snake, mallards, and a ring-necked duck at Horse Meadows Knoll in Harvard.
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A hooded merganser in Harvard, photographed by Jon Turner.
Jon Turner photographed hooded mergansers and a white-breasted nuthatch in Harvard.

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