mosquito at rest

Mosquito-borne Disease Risks

On September 10th, the risk level for West Nile Virus (WNV) in Newton was raised to “High.”  The risk level for Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE or “Triple E”) remains as

Read more »


Video of Spotted Lanternfly Presentation

If you missed the invasive Spotted Lanternfly program by Josh Bruckner of the Mass. Dept. of Agricultural Resources at the Newton Free Library last week, you can watch Ted Kuklinski’s

Read more »


West Nile Virus and EEE

As of October 28th, the risk of West Nile Virus in Newton was reported as “Moderate.”  The EEE risk in eleven towns in western Middlesex County (including Framingham, Sudbury, and

Read more »


GREAT SPANGLED FRITILLARY, Speyeria cybel

September The Great Spangled Fritillary is the most common fritillary butterfly in the northeastern U.S. It is relatively large, up to four inches, with orange to tawny brown wings that

Read more »


EASTERN COMMA BUTTERFLY, Polygonia comma

June Eastern Comma butterfly got its name from a white comma-shaped marking under its wing. The commas identify it as one of the “anglewing” butterflies. The margins of their wings

Read more »


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

Read more »


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

Read more »