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Almanac Excerpt

BLOODROOT, Sanguinaria canadensis

April 2011
Bloodroot, a true harbinger of spring, blooms in mid-April. The flower bud emerges with a single leaf wrapped around the stem. The leaf unfurls to reveal a pure white,

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Essay

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,

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Almanac Excerpt

PUSSY WILLOW, Salix discolor

February 2011
Who doesn’t rembember the pussy willow from childhood, with its irresistble, fuzzy catkin buds? As children, we put pussy willow twigs in the ground,

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Essay

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.

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Newton Becoming More Dog Friendly

Ted Kuklinski
Newton has approximately 3,500 licensed dogs (and perhaps at least twice as many currently unlicensed), making dog owners one of the largest user groups of Newton’s green spaces.

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Essay

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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Advice About Invasive Plants

Did you know that you may have invasive plants in your garden? There are quite a few here in New England. They are dangerous because they spread into natural areas and push out the diverse native plants that were originally there.

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