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Nature in the City: Hall’s Pond Sanctuary

Great Blue Heron.  I think he's waiting for a bus.
Great Blue Heron. Probably just waiting for a bus.

Over in Brookline, just a few blocks from Fenway Park, you can find the Hall’s Pond Sanctuary and Amory Park.  The sanctuary, with a central marshy pond surrounded by the Amory Woods, is home to a number of birds like the Great Blue Heron in the picture above.  The woods have trails to explore and the pond is surrounded by a boardwalk. Continue reading Nature in the City: Hall’s Pond Sanctuary

City Nature: Bunny!!!

Bunny in the City
Bunny in the City

We saw this little fella in the park near our apartment and discovered that it is most likely either a New England Cottontail Rabbit or an Eastern Cottontail Rabbit.  According to this article in livescience.com, the New England Cottontail has recently been moving closer and closer to the endangered species list as it is outcompeted by the Eastern Cottontails that were introduced for hunting.  Of course, it’s always lovely to see creatures out and about and I certainly hope that this little guy is a true New Englander and not just an Eastern transplant like me, but it’s also sad to learn of a species in decline.