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Almanac Excerpt

PUSSY WILLOW, Salix discolor

February
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, and marveled as they took root.

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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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Newton Becoming More Dog Friendly

Ted Kuklinski
Newton has approximately 3,500 licensed dogs (and perhaps at least twice as many currently unlicensed), making dog owners one of the largest user groups of Newton’s green spaces.

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Essay

The Green Team

Alison Leary
As a staff person with Green Decade, the co-chair of the League of Women Voters’ Environmental Committee, and a Member of the Board of Directors of The Newton Conservators,

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Advice About Invasive Plants

Did you know that you may have invasive plants in your garden? There are quite a few here in New England. They are dangerous because they spread into natural areas and push out the diverse native plants that were originally there.

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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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