Trees and Wires: Bad Mix

A tree pruning crew from Nstar, one of the utilities that own the telephone and electric wires in our streets, came to Auburndale in early August 2010 to clear branches.

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History in the Stones

Octo Barnett One of the largest and most attractive open spaces in Newton is the Webster Conservation Area, located next to Hammond Pond Parkway. The main entrance is at the

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The Fish Are Biting

A fisherman had a good day along the Charles just below the Watertown Dam A 14-pound carp is caught The carp is released Seagulls hunt for herring and alewives at

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Fern Walk at Flowed Meadow

A group of ardent notetakers walked through Flowed Meadow in Auburndale with fern guru Don Lubin on June 5, 2010. Ten species of fern – Bracken, Hayscented, Cinnamon, Royal, Sensitive,

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2010 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Newton Mayor Setti Warren: “Help Government Work”   Mayor Setti Warren gave the keynote address at the 2010 Newton Conservators’ Annual Dinner Meeting. He stressed the importance of conservation and

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President’s 2010 Annual Report

President’s Report President Jane Sender delivered this address at the Newton Conservators’ 2010 Annual Dinner. Thank you all very much for coming to our dinner tonight. I would like to

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Cindy Ryan

Artist Statement This series of oil paintings by Cindy Ryan of Newton Highlands shows dogs and their owners, socializing in Cold Spring Park on a late winter afternoon. These are

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Vernal Pool Walk in Webster Woods

Newton Conservators Board of Advisors member Jon Regosin, a biologist with the Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species program led a wonderful program at Bare Pond in Webster Woods on

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Invasives Pulls are a Success

The first invasives pulls of 2010 were held in Cold Spring Park, Auburndale Cove, Sawmill Brook, and Dolan Pond. Conservators Board member Katherine Howard, Conservators Board of Advisors member Eric

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It’s WAR – on Plant Invaders

by Katherine Howard Garlic mustard, a leading plant invader, is now in your backyard, along your favorite walks, virtually everywhere in Newton! The problem will get worse and worse if

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2009 Conservators Annual Dinner Meeting

Richard Primack:  Climate Change Comes to Thoreau’s Concord Climate change means species loss. And the evidence is here, in Concord, according to Richard Primack, who addressed the Newton Conservators at their

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President Schroeder

President’s 2009 Annual Report

Outgoing President Beth Schroeder delivered this address at the Newton Conservators’ 2009 Annual Dinner. In the past year, the Newton Conservators welcomed two new board members to our group: Willis

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