Turkeys in Sudbury
June 3, 2016
Dawn Dentzer photographed these turkeys in Sudbury.
Red-shouldered Hawks in Sudbury
June 1, 2016
Chris Renna photographed these red-shouldered hawk chicks at a nest in the Assabet River National Wildlife Refuge in Sudbury.
Snapping Turtle at SVT's Memorial Forest
May 31, 2016
Andrew Linnell photographed this snapping turtle at SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury.
Bird calls and sounds of nature at the Desert Natural Area
May 28, 2016
Norm Levey recorded these pieces of audio at the Desert Natural Area, including SVT's General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury. Both recordings were from the prescribed burn area that is part of the Desert Natural Area Pitch Pine-Scrub Oak Barrens Habitat Restoration project.
In this first recording, you can mouse over the bottom of the sound graph to see Norm's notes that identify species calling.
The second recording features mainly the calls of eastern whip-poor-wills, a Species of Special Concern, and one that SVT's restoration efforts are aiming to help. Other calls are also noted under the sound graph.
Backyard Nature in Sudbury
May 26, 2016
Dawn Dentzer photographed house finches, a song sparrow, a common whitetail dragonfly, and a ruby-throated hummingbird near her Sudbury home.
Nessus Sphinx Moth in Sudbury
May 26, 2016
Dawn Dentzer photographed this Nessus sphinx moth in Sudbury.
Stream Bank Restoration at Memorial Forest
SVT and our volunteers have been busy this season working to restore several areas of stream bank at our General Federation of Women's Clubs of Massachusetts Memorial Forest in Sudbury. Impacts from a variety of user groups where trails cross streams had resulted in loss of vegetation and, in some cases, erosion. Throughout late winter and early spring, we made changes to the rules on these trails in order to help protect the sensitive resource areas along these cold-water streams. With the help of two local riding groups (Dutton Downs and the Old North Bridge Hounds), renovated bridges over an intermittent stream and Cranberry Brook now allow horseback riders to safely cross the streams without impacting them. We've also started to see plant growth on newly stabilized areas near Hop Brook and another section of Cranberry Brook. We'll continue to work to improve these areas, as well as a few others this season. We ask visitors to help this effort by staying on the trails, and especially by leashing their dogs ahead of stream crossings. This will allow these areas to return to a healthy condition and prevent new damage at other areas.
Wildlife at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation
May 21, 2016
Barry Hausmann photographed a double-crested cormorant, great blue herons, a great horned owl, a green frog, a painted turtle, and a song sparrow at SVT's Lyons-Cutler Reservation in Sudbury.
Great Blue Herons at Lyons-Cutler
May 17, 2016
Birds in Sudbury
May 14, 2016
Lisa Eggleston photographed a Baltimore oriole and a chestnut-sided warbler in Sudbury.