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Almanac Excerpt

MONARCH BUTTERFLY, Danaus plexippus

July
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

BLOODROOT, Sanguinaria canadensis

April
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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