Photo Essay

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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Flamingos Return to Newton

Conservation News
It has recently come to our attention that there have been a highly unusual number of Phoenicopteris ruber (Greater Flamingo) sighted within the confines of Newton, particularly in the vicinity of Prince Road on West Newton Hill (off Chestnut Street near the All Newton Music School).

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