Photos: SVT Nature Sightings

Sudbury Valley Trustees invite the public to appreciate the wonderful wildlife images their members have capture in our area.

Above: SVT is sharing members’ great photos of wildlife in the region and Southborough. (images L-R by Jon Turner and Steve Foreman)

If you have extra time on your hands today due to the unexpected snow day closures, here is something you may enjoy.

The Sudbury Valley Trustees are encouraging the community to check out the”Best of Nature Sightings” from 2022. They include photos taken in Southborough.

SVT writes that the “wonderful images” contributed were among many posted to the Nature Sightings page of the Sudbury Valley Trustees (SVT) website:

Submitted by members and friends of the nonprofit conservation group, the images show the breadth of wildlife that rely on open spaces and natural areas in the region around the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers. You can see more images—and the “Best of Nature Sightings 2022” photo album — at www.svtweb.org/naturesightings.

The photo website notes:

SVT cares for some of this region’s most important forests, wetlands, and grasslands—natural areas that support wildlife habitat that is crucial to the species we feel lucky to see on walks, in our back yards, and in fleeting glimpses on roadsides.

Initially, SVT asked me to post their news with the images below of a “crouching bobcat” by Jon Turner and “yawning gray squirrel” by Nancy Wright.

Bobcat by SVT member Jon Turner Gray Squirrel by SVT Member Nancy Wright

I reached out explaining that run a post, I needed photos of wildlife taken in Southborough. (Still, I loved the pics too much to not include them once they complied!)

They shared photos taken in town by Steve Forman, including these below from  Breakneck Hill Conservation Land of a Ruby Throated Hummingbird and Snowberry Clearwing moth.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird by SVT member Steve Forman Snowberry Clearwing by SVT member Steve Forman

My favorite of Forman’s pics was taken at the Sudbury Reservoir. Unfortunately to fit the blog’s format I had to reduce the size of all the pics. That was fine for most of them, but in this case it really reduced the impact of the Bald Eagle’s apparent reaction to a nearby Osprey. So, I’m also including a cropped, zoomed in version.

Osprey and Bald Eagle at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough by SVT member Steve Foreman cropped shot of a Bald Eagle at the Sudbury Reservoir in Southborough by SVT member Steve Foreman

For the original full sized photos of all of these shots and more examples of wildlife around us, click here.

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