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A Visitor from the Woods

 
The Barred Owl is an occasional visitor to Newton parks and conservation areas. In March 2017, this fine specimen spent an entire day perched in a tree above a bird feeder in a Newton Highlands back yard.

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Identify This Place

December 2016: Identify This Place

We received 10 correct entries to our December 2016 contest to identify this old photograph.
The two winners of free one-year Conservators memberships, drawn from a hat,

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Common Nighthawk
Nature Calendar

Nighthawk Migration

As evenings become cooler in late August and early September, the southward migration of the Common Nighthawk begins. It’s a process you can miss entirely unless you know a bit about it.

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Waban Hill Reservoir

The city of Newton has purchased this reservoir from the MWRA. Newton Conservators holds the conservation restriction on the property.

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Black Swallow-Wort: Unwanted in Newton

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,

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