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By adamg - 9/19/22 - 11:46 am
Great blue heron in the mist

Mary Ellen spotted this great blue heron in the mists along the Charles River in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 9/10/22 - 11:39 pm
Charles River at Millennium Park today

Looking downstream from the canoe launch at Millennium Park this afternoon

All that rain at the beginning of the week means the Charles River has now reclaimed all new land that had sprung up along Millennium Park in West Roxbury after months of dry weather.

Compare to the view from that spot on Aug. 26: Read more.

By adamg - 8/30/22 - 9:34 am
Deer with big ears

Mary Ellen discovered what might happen if Dumbo were reincarnated as a deer and showed up along the Charles River in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 8/27/22 - 7:02 pm
Looking down the Charles River from near the Millennium Park kayak launch today

This was the view down the Charles River at the Millennium Park kayak launch in West Roxbury today.

Here's roughly the same view yesterday, before the afternoon deluge - when you could still walk to the very middle of the riverbed without getting your feet wet - in part via a path made by all the people walking through land plants in what would normally be the river. Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/22 - 9:41 pm
Great blue heron and four black-crowned night herons

The other day along the Charles River in West Roxbury, Mary Ellen spotted a great blue heron and four black-crowned night herons seeming to pose for their first album cover.

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By adamg - 8/17/22 - 10:41 pm
Herons and ducks on the Charles River at Millennium Park

In the dawn mist along the Charles River at Millennium Park this morning, Mary Ellen spotted a black crowned night heron, a couple of mallards and a great blue heron.

By adamg - 8/8/22 - 5:10 pm
Snail shells in the mud

A couple of Chinese mystery snail shells.

Walk out onto what used to be the middle of the Charles River at Millennium Park these days and you'll see not just sand and mud and land plants growing everywhere, but the shells of what our local wildlife photographer Mary Ellen says are Chinese mystery snails. Read more.

By adamg - 8/6/22 - 10:51 am
Charles River at Millennium Park this morning

The Charles River at Millennium Park is still really shallow, but after yesterday's rain, it's a bit wider than it was last week, as Mary Ellen shows us.

By adamg - 8/1/22 - 1:48 pm
Beaver along the Charles River

It's got to be frustrating to be a Millennium Park beaver these days: There's just not enough water to dam up along the Charles, but especially in Sawmill Brook, which no longer empties into the Charles because it no longer flows. This morning, Mary Ellen spotted this once eager beaver forced to waddle across mud and what's left of the water.

Update: Mary Ellen posted video showing that the little guy was able to get a bit of a swim in.

By adamg - 7/31/22 - 2:29 pm
Wading through the Charles River

Gio Valencia watched a couple of kayakers walking their craft down the deepest part of the Charles River by Millennium Park in West Roxbury. The river's normally pretty shallow in that stretch, but the current drought has reduced it to a shallow creek there.

By adamg - 7/29/22 - 4:07 pm
Where the Charles River used to be

All that brown is normally river bottom. See it larger.

The level of the Charles River where Millennium Park in West Roxbury meets Cutler Park in Dedham and Needham is now so low that somebody who doesn't mind getting their calves wet - and maybe sinking into some mud - could easily wade across at its narrowest points. Read more.

By adamg - 7/25/22 - 9:30 pm
Sunset over Millennium Park

BLVCK.machina watched the sun go down over Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening.

Joe Kidston, down in Hull, where they actually got some of the storms we were promised today, also watched the sunset through the storm clouds: Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/22 - 9:09 pm
Sunset over Chelsea

ChelseaScanner couldn't help but notice the sunset this evening.

Meanwhile, down in Millennium Park in West Roxbury, Jax was less than impressed: Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 10:30 pm
Big bloom atop Millennium Park in West Roxbury

There's a fair amount of Queen Anne's Lace along the top of Millennium Park in West Roxbury, but this one, overlooking the marshes that lead to the Charles River, was by far the largest of them all.

By adamg - 6/11/22 - 10:53 am
Deer in the Charles River

Mary Ellen videoed a deer going for a swim in the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 6/7/22 - 9:49 am
Frog

Mary Ellen spotted this frog enjoying the early morning mists along the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury yesterday.

By adamg - 6/3/22 - 9:12 am

Egret

Walking along the Charles River in Millennium Park yesterday, Mary Ellen spotted both feathered and furry fauna. Read more.

By adamg - 5/26/22 - 8:15 am
Misty Charles River

Mary Ellen went for a walk along the Charles River in Millennium Park before the mist had lifted this morning.

By adamg - 5/17/22 - 10:30 am
Phoebe with bug or something

Mary Ellen spotted an eastern phoebe grabbing some breakfast yesterday, but in West Roxbury, not at Central Perk.

By adamg - 5/12/22 - 9:24 am

Ducklings

Mary Ellen watched some ducklings trying out the Charles River in West Roxbury yesterday.

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