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Essay

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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Male Ruddy Duck
Almanac Excerpt

RUDDY DUCK, Oxyura jamaicensis

November
Late fall is the best time to see this lively little freshwater duck. Along with other waterfowl, it migrates south through our region in November.

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History

Wilson Conservation Restriction

Longtime Newton Conservators Richard and Andrée Wilson own a beautiful two-acre parcel of property in Newton Centre. Together with a smaller parcel donated to the City years ago,

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Almanac Excerpt

SASSAFRAS, Sassafras albidum

October
Sassafras are trees that grow to be 30 to 60 feet tall and can live for more than a century. It is dioecious, meaning each tree is male or female.

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