nature

The return of the winter moths

December 6, 2011 12:21:40 PM
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In what has become an annual occurrence, the winter moths are back. I noticed the small brown moths for the first time two Decembers ago, and have seen them every winter since. That’s not a good thing.

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Is fishing in the Sudbury Reservoir any good?

August 19, 2011 03:30:40 PM
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Drive down Deerfoot, Parkerville, or Middle Roads during the summer and you’re sure to see at least one person casting their fishing line in the Sudbury Reservoir. Same goes for the causeways over Framingham and White Bagley Roads. There are no shortage of people fishing, but what exactly are they catching?

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Southborough wildlife: Too close for comfort

August 5, 2011 03:21:26 PM

Most of us have seen fox around Southborough, including in our back yards. But one My Southborough reader in the Pine Hill Road area found this guy getting a little too comfortable on her back deck.

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Photos: More of the fungus among us

July 8, 2011 03:47:22 PM

Every year I’m amazed and enchanted by the mushrooms that sprout up in our yard. Last week my daughter and I went on a mushroom hunt, camera in hand. Here is the result.

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Citizen scientists needed to identify vernal pool crossings

March 25, 2011 01:24:20 PM
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Southborough resident Frederica Gillespie says it’s not a pretty sight. Visit the roadways that border vernal pools in Southborough this time of year and what you’ll see is carnage – the remnats of frogs and salamanders crushed by passing cars.

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Learn about invasive plants in Southborough on Sunday

October 14, 2010 02:21:27 PM
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The Southborough Open Land Foundation and the Southborough Gardeners are co-sponsoring a lecture this weekend with renowned nature author Peter Allen on invasive plants in our area.

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Photos: Sudbury Reservoir in mist

December 8, 2009 04:20:35 PM
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The reservoir in Southborough attracts its share of photographers, and luckily for us, some of those photographers share their work on flickr. Case in point, these lovely images by Deborah Ebbeling of Marlborough. Looks like she took them off White Bagley Road. Looking at the shots, it’s hard to believe there’s a bustling Route 9 […]

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What’s with all the moths?

December 2, 2009 02:22:32 PM
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It sure has been a strange year for insects. First it was the ladybugs, now it’s the winter moths. Keep reading to find out more.

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Southborough wildlife: Waterfowl edition

October 27, 2009 04:01:44 PM

I was taking shots of this swan cruising the reservoir off Parkerville Road: When this guy popped out of the brush: A heron, I think? He didn’t stick around long: Meanwhile, across the road, a gaggle of geese was loitering on someone’s lawn:

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Attack of the ladybugs

October 21, 2009 05:23:17 PM
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Wondering why there have been so many ladybugs flying around the past few days? Here’s the answer.

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The fungus among us, part 2

September 17, 2009 04:02:16 PM

I’ve been absolutely fascinated by the variety of fungi popping up in my yard this year. Here’s the latest crop. Another thing that has been abundant this year is slugs. So, for good measure, here’s a slug shot from reader Amy. She said stretched out, this guy was about the length of a dollar bill.

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Staying cool on a hot day

August 21, 2009 02:55:17 PM

The belties at Chestnut Hill have the right idea today.

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Slow deer

August 14, 2009 04:52:44 PM

Saw this sign while driving along White Bagley Road today. Um, I think they prefer the term intellectually-challenged deer.

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In my backyard: Bambi times two

August 7, 2009 01:26:18 PM

Look who decided to pay me a visit the other day: Does it get much cuter than that? And they came almost right up to the house. Mama kept a close watch from the edge of the woods. Well, hello gorgeous! Deer sightings are relatively rare around my house, which I find surprising given that […]

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