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By adamg - 7/28/21 - 2:57 pm
Body recovered from Charles River

Body being removed from river. Photo by Chris in 02134.

The Cambridge Fire Department reports a search of the Charles River for a swimmer in trouble ended this afternoon with the recovery of a man's body.

By adamg - 7/19/21 - 10:22 pm
Snake near the Charles River in West Roxbury

This snake was hanging out this afternoon in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, near where Sawmill Brook enters the Charles.

By adamg - 7/10/21 - 1:20 pm
Locks open at Charles River Dam

DCR was ready when you are, Gridley, and opened the locks at the Charles River Dam at low tide to let the water piling up in the Basin flow into the Harbor yesterday, as Ari Ofsevit shows us.

By adamg - 6/23/21 - 10:48 pm
Damselflies on a stalk jutting out of the Charles River

Mary Ellen captured a couple of damselflies on a stalk in the placid water of the Charles River's Cow Island Pond stretch off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 6/20/21 - 12:59 pm
A smiling frog in Cutler Park

Mary Ellen took today's most ribbitting photo this morning at Cutler Park on the Needham/Dedham line. See it larger.

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By adamg - 6/20/21 - 12:53 pm
Atticus the swan and his cygnets

A roving UHub photographer snapped this family portrait of Atticus the Swan - whose partner died not long after their babies were hatched - and his not-so-little cygnets out for a paddle at the Esplanade this morning.

By adamg - 6/14/21 - 4:26 pm
Heron with catfish

Mary Ellen was down by the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning and watched a great blue heron enjoy a fresh catfish meal. It took the bird a half hour to subdue and finally consume the entire large fish, she reports. Read more.

By adamg - 6/1/21 - 3:23 pm

The Esplanade Association reports she died last night, and that a Boston animal-control officer was able to remove her body "while the father swan sat at the nest with their cygnets tucked under his wings."

Paddy G reports the two were forced to raise their young amidst man-made filth along the riverbank.

By adamg - 5/23/21 - 12:13 pm
A lot of goslings on the Charles River

Ryan spotted a large family on the Charles River yesterday.

By adamg - 5/12/21 - 9:21 pm
Double rainbow over Cambridge

RoadTrip New England captured the scene this afternoon.

More views: Read more.

By adamg - 5/9/21 - 6:27 pm
Swan and cynets on the Charles River

Mary Ellen found herself way down upon the Swan-y River today, at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 5/3/21 - 1:28 pm

The state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife reports a bald eagle collapsed and died in her nest along the Charles River in Middlesex County after eating something that had itself eaten "second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide" (link has a photo of the dead bird). Read more.

By adamg - 4/29/21 - 9:11 am
Eagle on the Esplanade

Who would have thought an eagle would land right on the Esplanade? Paul Kafasis spotted the bird there this morning.

Earlier:
Back Bay bald eagle bops along the Charles.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 10:26 am
Proposed Charles River Park

Restoration won't include removing the highways, though. 1886 view of the proposed Charles River parks from BPL Leventhal Map Center.

DCR is aiming for a fall start of a pilot program to test various methods for restoring the banks of the Charles River Basin and reducing the amount of invasive trees and other plants along the banks that it says crowd out native species and reduce the vistas of the scenic waterway. Read more.

By adamg - 4/8/21 - 10:05 am
Golden trees on Cow Island Pond in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen watched the sunrise over Cow Island Pond, part of the Charles River by Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury. She had company: Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/21 - 7:23 pm
Three swans in the Charles River at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a trio of swans seeming to have a neck contest in the mist along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 3/5/21 - 11:21 pm
Green-winged teal

Mary Ellen spotted this green-winged teal on the Charles River in Watertown today, not far from where she spotted a male wood duck: Read more.

By adamg - 3/4/21 - 10:37 am
Landing eagle

Mary Ellen reports she was standing under a tree by the Charles River in West Roxbury this morning when an eagle landed in the tree, basically right on top of her - maybe the one she saw from a bit further away yesterday.

By adamg - 3/3/21 - 2:30 pm
Bald Eagle along the Charles

Mary Ellen found this stern bird along the Charles River at Cow Island Pond off Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury today.

Compare to this younger eagle.

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