Essay

Charles River Path

by Alison Leary
I live an easy walk from the Charles River Path, between Bridge Street and Watertown Square, and that is my green space in an otherwise urban setting. On a hot day,

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Birding at Nahanton Park

No doubt that Newton is a wonderful place for people to live. But as a heavily built up suburb, it is limited to how much suitable habitat is available for birds and other wildlife.

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Owls in Newton

Are there any owls in Newton ?
Yes, there are at least two species regularly residing in the city, but as nocturnal creatures, they are more often heard than seen.

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The Next Fifty Years

The Newton Conservators turn fifty in 2011. Like all baby boomers, we seek at midlife a reinvigorated, practical and realistic sense of how we can best use the years of accumulated wisdom,

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Cecropia Moths

Cecropia moths are native to the US and are found throughout New England but are rare in densely settled areas like Newton, probably because the adults require large tracts of dark forest to fly normally while seeking mates or host plants.

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Cedar Waxwings

These svelte and lovely, quiet birds can be seen during most of the year in Newton. During the winter they associate in loose flocks and dine on ripe fruits, including those on juniper (red cedar) trees and crabapples.

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The Birds at My Feeder

Pete Gilmore
It’s the time of year to get your bird feeders active again. The birds are coming under survival pressure as food gets harder to find. It helps to have both thistle or Niger seed and a generic mix including millet,

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The Green Team

Alison Leary
As a staff person with Green Decade, the co-chair of the League of Women Voters’ Environmental Committee, and a Member of the Board of Directors of The Newton Conservators,

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