Earlier this month, I took an early morning train into North Station and the Green Line subway to Boylston Street station so that I could look for warblers and other spring migrants in the Boston Public Garden. I always make an effort to catch the warbler migration in Boston and Cambridge during the month of May.
I saw a total of six warbler species and met up with another birder who saw three additional warbler species that morning. I saw northern parula, black throated green, black and white, black throated blue, yellow rumped, and common yellowthroat warblers. In total, I counted 26 species of birds in about an hour and a half of birding, including a veery, chimney swifts, Baltimore orioles, white and red breasted nuthatches, a red tailed hawk that nests in the area, and of course, Mr. and Mrs. Mallard!
My two favorite spots for spring birding in the Boston area are the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge and the Boston Public Garden. All of the areas listed below are readily accessible via public transportation.
City of Boston Emerald Necklace Parks (Boston Common, Arnold Arboretum, Franklin Park, etc.)
Wood: The Future (and Past) of Green Infrastructure posted on Sep 30
Wood, one of the oldest building materials in human history, might also be the greenest.
The View from Massachusetts posted on Sep 17
While Massachusetts can claim significant success in urban river revitalization, dam removal, cranberry bog naturalization and stream flow restoration, globally there are daunting challenges to restore highly impacted or vanishing ecosystems that will test the acumen of ecologists, engineers and politicians for years to come.
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September posted on Sep 12
September’s photo contest winner was Gary Kamen, who photographed Mount Warner Vineyard in Hadley. Mount Warner Vineyards is a farm-winery located in Hadley, a small town in the beautiful Pioneer Valley. Operated by Gary and Bobbie Kamen, their philosophy is to recognize the unique characteristics of …Continue Reading 2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: September