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Link to an awesome website: The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston


 

Geese by Muddy RiverWhether you live in Boston and want an easy escape to a more pastoral setting or just want to grab a moment of relaxation while visiting, this website from the American Academy of Landscape Architects is worth a look.

The Landscape Architect’s Guide to Boston

Because of the amazing work of Frederick Law Olmstead, Boston really has an amazing history of incorporating landscape architecture into its urban fabric – which is part of what makes it such a beautiful city.  It’s cool to see exactly how extensive and extraordinary Boston’s green spaces are.


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