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By adamg - 10/25/20 - 7:03 pm
Jumping buck

Mary Ellen reports she, her husband and their faithful companion, Jax, were headed up the hill at Millennium Park this afternoon when Jax barked, alerting them to the buck that was also on the hillside, but moving by leaps and bounds, well, leaps at least. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/20 - 9:23 am
Hawk and Hawk

John C. took this photo:

A hawk spotted in East Boston in the same exact spot where Hawk from Spencer for hire was filming in the mid 1980s.

By adamg - 10/16/20 - 9:17 pm

Arlington officials say a raccoon they believe bit and scratched a young child on Fountain Road Wednesday afternoon has tested positive for rabies. Read more.

By adamg - 10/13/20 - 10:44 am
Turkeys on Gallivan Boulevard

Armand the roving UHub photographer was forced to stop roving this morning when a band of Turkey Liberation Fronters staged a protest in the middle of Gallivan Boulevard in Dorchester, a month and a half before Thanksgiving.

By adamg - 10/12/20 - 3:29 pm

IT'S A FAHCKIN TUNA BRO! Part 1 & 2

The Wareham Department of Natural Resources pleads with residents to knock it off already about a sunfish in one of its inlets off Buzzards Bay: Read more.

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By adamg - 10/11/20 - 5:28 pm
Spooky birds in the muck at Millennium Park

Mary Ellen spotted a pair of rusty blackbirds looking more like evil mudbirds down in the muck along the Charles River at Millennium Park in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 10/10/20 - 12:42 pm
Coyote on a boat

Photo by Mass. Environmental Police.

Massachusetts Environmental Police report its officers responded to the Volunteer Yacht Club in Lynn yesterday, where they found an otherwise unharmed coyote stuck inside a docked boat - and that, along with the Swampscott animal control officer, successfully removed the canine and release it back into the wild.

By adamg - 10/3/20 - 6:18 pm
White duck and goose on the Esplanade

Liz the roving UHub photographer came upon a white duck having a grand old time hanging with a gaggle of geese on the Esplanade this afternoon.

By adamg - 10/1/20 - 10:15 am
Coyotes in the mist

Mary Ellen watched a pair of coyotes cross the drought-lowered Charles River from Cutler Park on the Dedham/Needham line over to Millennium Park in West Roxbury this morning.

By adamg - 9/30/20 - 2:35 pm
Merlin and Jays at Millennium Park

The other day, Mary Ellen was down at Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when she saw a merlin and some blue jays. And then more jays. Eventually, about eight of the screaming birds surrounded the raptor and chased it away. And then they followed it and chased it away again. And again. Read more.

By adamg - 9/28/20 - 11:06 am
Angry oppossum in East Boston

A concerned citizen filed a 311 complaint this morning, asking the city to do something about the "angry opossum" on a stoop on Chelsea Street in East Boston.

By adamg - 9/27/20 - 11:17 pm
Don't feed the waterfoul, sign says

A typo-sensitive citizen files a 311 request to have this sign at Chandler Pond in Brighton fixed.

By adamg - 9/26/20 - 10:35 pm
Milk Snake

Update: Local snake and turtle expert Andrea Howlett says this is actually a northern water snake, not a milk snake.

Mike Bresinski spotted this snake today at Brook Farm off Baker Street in West Roxbury.

By adamg - 9/19/20 - 12:46 pm
Yellow-throated vireo at Millennium Park in West Roxbury

Mary Ellen spotted this yellow-throated vireo at Millennium Park in West Roxbury the other day, reports they're not a common visitor there - possibly because they prefer they tend to prefer bug foraging in the canopies of large forests.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 1:19 pm
Coyote

The other day, Samuel Watson was kayaking on the Charles River, about a half mile down from Millennium Park in West Roxbury, when he spotted this coyote.

By adamg - 9/14/20 - 4:59 pm
Chair in Millennium Park at the Charles River

Somebody brought a chair down to the banks of the Charles River in Millennium Park in West Roxbury and then left it there.

I used it this afternoon to watch a great blue heron on the Dedham side of the river - wanted to be ready should it just stop standing there and fly. It finally did - all of 20 feet upriver, where it then proceeded to just stand there again. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/20 - 10:34 am
Sora

On a walk along the Charles River at Millennium Park yesterday, Mary Ellen spotted a sora, a marsh bird that is more commonly heard than seen.

By adamg - 9/4/20 - 9:34 pm
A deer in the early evening

Roving UHub photographer Mary Ellen spotted this deer in the brush at Millennium Park in West Roxbury early this evening.

By adamg - 8/26/20 - 9:27 pm

State Rep. Ed Coppinger captured a mostly grown Bambi on VFW Parkway at Independence Drive in West Roxbury this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 8/23/20 - 9:12 pm

In Codman Square, it was raining turkeys.

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