Sudbury

Backyard Birds and a Squirrel in Sudbury

December 16, 2020

An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
An eastern bluebird in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Eastern bluebirds in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A European starling in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A European starling in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A northern cardinal in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
A northern cardinal in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Red-winged blackbirds with a European starling and a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.
Red-winged blackbirds with a European starling and a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Sharon Tentarelli.

Sharon Tentarelli photographed eastern bluebirds, European starlings, red-winged blackbirds, and a gray squirrel in Sudbury.

White-tailed Deer in Sudbury

December 10, 2020

A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.
A white-tailed deer in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.

Tom McGowan used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this white-tailed deer in Sudbury.

Sharp-shinned hawk in Sudbury

December 4, 2020

A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.
A sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury, photographed by Ron McAdow.

Ron McAdow photographed this sharp-shinned hawk at Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury.

Gray Fox at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury

November 29, 2020

A gray fox at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Loring Schwarz.
A gray fox at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Loring Schwarz.

Loring Schwarz photographed this gray fox at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

Mallards in Sudbury

November 23, 2020

A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.
A mallard at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury, photographed by Steve Forman.

Steve Forman photographed these mallards at Grist Mill Pond in Sudbury.

Coyote in Sudbury

November 17, 2020

A coyote in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.
A coyote in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Tom McGowan.

Tom McGowan used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph this coyote near his home in Sudbury.

Assessing the Restoration Effort at Memorial Forest

Two representatives of MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) recently joined SVT’s Laura Mattei for a tour of Memorial Forest and the Desert Natural Area on the Sudbury-Marlborough line. The trio assessed the current status of the long-term effort to restore pitch pine-scrub oak barrens at this site, with an eye toward determining our next steps.

Chris Buelow, Senior Restoration Ecologist, and Caren Caljouw, Prescribed Fire Program Manager, were impressed with the condition of the property, where we conducted a planned burn in 2014 and cleared trees in 2016. They noted an abundance of scrub oak as well as the presence of several plants that are characteristic of these types of barrens, such as Labrador Tea and pinweed.

Caren also made recommendations for how to prepare the site for our next planned burn, scheduled for 2022. (We had originally scheduled a burn for Spring 2020, but the pandemic forced us to postpone it.) SVT will be mowing (masticating) the cleared areas around the Desert Loop Trail this winter in preparation for the next burn.  

During the tour, Laura recorded these short videos of Chris and Caren describing the landscape.

 

 

Red-tailed Hawk with Prey in Sudbury

November 7, 2020

A red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Irene Gruenfeld.
A red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Sudbury, photographed by Irene Gruenfeld.

Irene Gruenfeld photographed this red-tailed hawk with a gray squirrel in Sudbury.

Wildlife at SVT's Memorial Forest

October 4, 2020

A white-tailed deer at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A white-tailed deer at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A white-tailed deer at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A white-tailed deer at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A raccoon at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A raccoon at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A red fox at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.
A red fox at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed with an automatically triggered wildlife camera by Craig Smith.

Craig Smith used his automatically triggered wildlife camera to photograph white-tailed deer, a raccoon, and a red fox at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

Common Yellowthroat at SVT's Memorial Forest

October 5, 2020

A first year fall common yellowthroat at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A first year fall common yellowthroat at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A first year fall common yellowthroat at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Gail Sartori.
A first year fall common yellowthroat at SVT's Memorial Forest in Sudbury, photographed by Gail Sartori.

Gail Sartori photographed this common yellowthroat at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.

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