Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs
I took these photographs while exploring the Quabbin Reservoir on Jan. 20, 2010. Quabbin Reservoir – which supplies water to more than 2 million people – was built in the 1930's and is one of the largest man-made public water supplies in the United States. It was cold so there weren’t many other people around but I did spot two bald eagles. The park surrounding the reservoir is managed by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) and is a great spot for hiking, bird watching, fishing, snowshoeing and biking. Click here for more information about the Quabbin Reservoir.
The Turtles are Coming posted on Aug 29
With a migration pattern that stretches thousands of miles, it is no surprise that Massachusetts is home to four types of turtles during the summer, all of them protected by local and international law. And while you probably know that sea turtles often frequent the Massachusetts beaches, can you identify them?
2014 DAR Agricultural Calendar: August posted on Aug 25
Augusts’ Massachusetts Agriculture Calendar Photo Contest winner was Cara Peterson, who photographed a high tunnel greenhouse at Flats Mentor Farm in Lancaster.
Not From Around Here: Green Crabs posted on Aug 22
As part of its work to assess salt marsh health, staff from the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management (CZM) have frequently observed abundant green crabs, often burrowing in the banks of marsh creeks. This summer, CZM is examining the potential impacts of green crabs in salt marsh habitats, including the impact of burrowing activity.