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By adamg - 7/17/21 - 5:04 pm
Horseshoe crab at Jamaica Pond

So, as Vostradamus asks, how did one (granted, very dead) wind up on the shore of Jamaica Pond?

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 4:08 pm
Pacific Marimba at Jamaica Pond

A group called Pacific Marimba set up and played in the field at Jamaica Pond near the rotary today: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 3:49 pm
Jamaica Pond fisherman and fish

A guy fishing at Jamaica Pond this afternoon landed what seemed like a pretty big fish to several people who stopped to watch him reel it in. He showed it off, then said it was nothing, and showed how large another fish he once caught in the pond was.

By adamg - 6/17/21 - 10:13 am
Mother and baby ducks going to sleep

The mama duck and her seven ducklings had settled in for a snooze late yesterday afternoon among the mud and rocks along the Perkins Street side of Jamaica Pond, just up from that outlet tunnel. As the ducklings huddled in a big fuzzball, mother burrowed into her own feathers - but with one eye still on the water.

Then a heron landed maybe 8 or 9 feet away. At first, it stood there, seeming to eye the ducklings. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/21 - 9:22 pm
Saxophone player at Jamaica Pond

Late this afternoon, a good part of Jamaica Pond and the path around it reverberated with the sound of this guy's saxophone playing.

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By adamg - 6/1/21 - 7:02 pm
Great blue heron in Jamaica Pond

This heron would spend a few minutes today at one spot at Jamaica Pond (spotted here along the Perkins Street side), then flit off to another.

By adamg - 5/2/21 - 6:53 pm
Flowering tree

This afternoon, along the Pinebank side of Jamaica Pond.

By adamg - 4/24/21 - 5:16 pm
Four koi

Congregating koi in Jamaica Pond today.

A week ago, there was one koi swimming around at the north end of Jamaica Pond. Today there were at least five, and maybe six - two orange ones, a mostly white one and one or two sort of mud-colored ones. Read more.

By adamg - 4/23/21 - 6:21 pm
Ring-necked duck

The photographer, who doesn't know from ducks, except the ones that come up to you with the geese if they think you have bread, spotted this bird scooting along, and alone, on Jamaica Pond this afternoon. Dr. Google pronounces it a ring-necked duck.

By adamg - 4/19/21 - 5:55 pm
A lot of turtles at Jamaica Pond

It was turtles, turtles everywhere at Jamaica Pond today, at least on the one downed tree limb that is the premier turtle lounging spot.

By adamg - 4/17/21 - 7:12 pm
Goose and koi

Looks like somebody dumped a sleek and sassy koi into Jamaica Pond recently. Although it doesn't show up in this poor photo, the fish has a splash of orange on its back near its eyes - unlike Moby Carp of years gone by, which was simply white. At one point the goose started going after the fish; the fish was having none of it and swam away.

By adamg - 4/15/21 - 4:05 pm
Tree in bloom at Jamaica Pond

Jamaica Pond isn't really the place to head if you want to see spring busting out all over, but there are a couple of trees on the Pinebank side.

By adamg - 3/27/21 - 9:13 pm
JP Honk on Pinebank Promontory

JP Honk performed in a socially-distanced circle this afternoon on Pinebank Promontory, overlooking Jamaica Pond. Read more.

By adamg - 2/10/21 - 11:48 pm
Black duck on Jamaica Pond

Almost all of Jamaica Pond was covered with ice and snow today. Only a small area near where a tunnel empties into the northern end of the pond remained open. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/21 - 8:24 pm
Two swans face off on Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen watched a couple of swans try to show each other who was King of Jamaica Pond today.

By adamg - 1/13/21 - 9:35 am
Hooded mergansers on Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen spotted this pair of hooded mergansers (the male is the one using the bold splash of white) on Jamaica Pond yesterday.

By adamg - 1/11/21 - 9:02 am
Sunrise over Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen captured the first rays of the new day at Jamaica Pond this morning.

By adamg - 1/2/21 - 8:07 pm
Orange Fort Hill water tower at sunset

Thebostonlol captured the orange of the setting sun on the old Fort Hill water tower in Roxbury late this afternoon.

The sun also turned the more nondescript Jamaicaway apartment tower orange, as seen from down by the Jamaica Pond boathouse: Read more.

By adamg - 12/24/20 - 3:49 pm

Michael Spicher watched the JP Honkband perform "Mad World" in the Jamaica Pond gazebo this afternoon: Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/20 - 1:02 pm
Albino squirrel at Jamaica Pond

Mary Ellen journeyed over to Jamaica Pond this morning and promptly spotted its fabled white squirrel - and an eared grebe, which normally doesn't come further east than Illinois (so maybe carried here by the weekend storm?): Read more.

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