News

Almanac Excerpt

FERNS IN THE SNOW

January 2012
Unlikely as it may seem, some ferns are easy to find despite a several-inch blanket of snow. Most ferns emerge in April, grow spores under their fronds in the summer,

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News

Newton’s Secret Garden

On Tuesday, January 10, 2012, an audience of more than one hundred people learned about a hidden treasure when they attended a program at the library: Discovering Houghton,

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Essay

The Next Fifty Years

The Newton Conservators turn fifty in 2011. Like all baby boomers, we seek at midlife a reinvigorated, practical and realistic sense of how we can best use the years of accumulated wisdom,

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Almanac Excerpt

RUDDY DUCK, Oxyura jamaicensis

November 2011
Late fall is the best time to see this lively little freshwater duck. Along with other waterfowl, it migrates south through our region in November.

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History

Wilson Conservation Restriction

Longtime Newton Conservators Richard and Andrée Wilson own a beautiful two-acre parcel of property in Newton Centre. Together with a smaller parcel donated to the City years ago,

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