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Almanac Excerpt

MONARCH BUTTERFLY, Danaus plexippus

July 2011
A Monarch Butterfly is a spectacular frequent visitor to the gardens and conservation areas of Newton. It is hard to miss this large butterfly with its striking wing pattern and coloration.

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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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50th Anniversary Dinner Sponsors

The Newton Conservators’ 50th Anniversary Annual Meeting and Silent Auction was held at the American Legion Post 440 on Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
The Conservators appreciate the generous contributions of “Gold”

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Almanac Excerpt

WILD COLUMBINE, Aquilegia canadensis

May 2011
A member of the buttercup family, this is one of the most colorful blossoms of the early spring woods, blooming sometime from late April to mid-June on ledges and rocky outcrops.

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