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Nature at Tower Hill in Boylston

October 4, 2017

A banded woolly bear at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A banded woolly bear at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bumble bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A bumble bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cabbage white butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A cabbage white butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern chipmunk at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A clouded sulphur butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A clouded sulphur butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green frog at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green frog at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A monarch butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.
A painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a banded woolly bear, a bumble bee, a cabbage white butterfly, an eastern chipmunk, a clouded sulphur butterfly, a green frog, a honey bee, a monarch butterfly, and a painted lady butterfly at Tower Hill Botanic Garden in Boylston.

Insects in Framingham

August 30, 2016

A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A European paper wasp in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A flesh fly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A flesh fly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green bottle fly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A green bottle fly in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee in Framingham, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed a European paper wasp, a flesh fly, a green bottle fly, and a honey bee in Framingham.

Nature in Lincoln

August 18, 2016

An American goldfinch at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
An American goldfinch at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
An eastern tiger swallowtail at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
A honey bee at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
Honey bees at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.
Honey bees at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed an American goldfinch, an eastern tiger swallowtail butterfly, and honey bees at Mass Audubon's Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln. 

Pollinators in Wayland

July 12, 2016

A common buckeye at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A common buckeye at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A crossline skipper at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A crossline skipper at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A Delaware skipper at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A Delaware skipper at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A great golden digger wasp at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A great golden digger wasp at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A honey bee at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A honey bee at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A milkweed beetle at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.
A milkweed beetle at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Michael Newton.

Michael Newton photographed several insects during a pollinator survey at SVT's Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland. SVT has been working to improve habitat for the insects as part of our Places for Pollinators project. The goal of this project is to increase the abundance of quality foraging plants and bee-nesting habitat for pollinators, such as Monarch butterflies and native bees. The focus of this work has been along the Sudbury River, a major migratory corridor. At Greenways, this is a piece of an ongoing effort to restore native habitat at the property's north field.

Join us at Wolbach Farm in Sudbury for one of our Pollinator Parties on Saturday, July 16, 2016, to learn about the causes of the sharp decline in pollinators and what can be done in your own back yard to help. Register for the morning session or the afternoon session and enjoy a trail walk at Wolbach to discover plants beloved by butterflies and bees, visit the new pollinator garden beds, help construct a bee hotel, and enjoy refreshments that depend on the hard work of pollinators. There will also be activities that children will enjoy. 

Greenways North Field Habitat Restoration

August 27, 2015

A sweat bee on New England aster at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Rich Couse.
Purple lovegrass at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Rich Couse.
A cabbage white at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Rich Couse.
A honey bee and a beetle on tall white aster at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Rich Couse.
A European skipper on spotted joe-pye weed at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Rich Couse.
A bumble bee on New England aster at Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland, photographed by Rich Couse.
Sudbury Valley Trustees has been working to restore a portion of the Greenways Conservation Area in Wayland to a native wildflower meadow. Thanks to the hard work of volunteers and staff, the wildflowers are blooming in their first season. Even better, they are being visited by multiple and diverse pollinators, as seen in these photos taken by SVT's Habitat Management Specialist, Rich Couse. Learn more about the Greenways north field habitat restoration efforts.

Honey Bees in Billerica

October 9, 2013

Honey bees in Billerica, photographed by Dan Stimson.
Dan Stimson photographed a honey bee hive in a hollow of a tree in Billerica.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

September 14, 2012

A belted kingfisher at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A Connecticut warbler at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A double-crested cormorant at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A double-crested cormorant at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern phoebe at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A grasshopper at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A honey bee at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A spider at the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury and Maynard: belted kingfisher, Connecticut warbler, double-crested cormorant, eastern phoebe, grasshopper, great blue heron, honey bee, and a spider.

Bees and birdfeeders in Stow

December 6, 2011

Honey bees at a birdfeeder in Stow, photographed by Mark Roberts.
A gray squirrel in Stow enjoys seeds knocked from a feeder by a swarm of bees, photographed by Mark Roberts.
Mark Roberts photographed a swarm of honey bees at his birdfeeder in Stow.  After some research online, he found that bees will occasionally feed at birdfeeders not for the corn but for the pollen in the dust.  He said the swarm knocks a good amount of the seed onto the ground, which makes the gray squirrels quite happy.

Wildlife at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge

September 27, 2011

An eastern chipmunk at ARNWR in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern phoebe at ARNWR in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A great blue heron at ARNWR in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A honey bee and a clouded sulphur at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
Mallards at ARNWR in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
Painted turtles at ARNWR in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A swamp sparrow at ARNWR in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A white-tailed deer at ARNWR in Maynard, photographed by Craig Smith.
A yellow-rumped warbler at ARNWR in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed the following during a trip to Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury and Maynard: eastern chipmunk, eastern phoebe, great blue heron, honey bee, clouded sulphur butterfly, mallards, painted turtles, swamp sparrow, white-tailed deer, and yellow-rumped warbler.

Wildlife at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury

August 17, 2011

A bumble bee at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A bumble bee at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A bumble bee at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern kingbird at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
An eastern phoebe at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A honey bee at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A mourning dove at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A northern flicker at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
A sand wasp at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Craig Smith.
Craig Smith photographed bumble bees, an eastern kingbird, and eastern phoebe, a honey bee, a mourning dove, a northern flicker and a sand wasp at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

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