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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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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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