by Richard B. Primack
Newton Tab, May 27, 2016
reprinted by permission
Many Newton residents care deeply about Webster Woods and are working to protect the area after its sale to Boston College.
Armed with seed pods that look like chili peppers, shiny green leaves that come in pairs, purple star-shaped flowers, and grappling spaghetti-like roots, this invasive non-native vine threatens monarch butterflies and songbirds and displaces native plant communities vital to insects,
A section of the DCR Blue Heron Trail extends from the Moody Street Bridge in Waltham south to DCR’s Forest Grove Reservation, which in turn connects to Auburndale Park in Newton.