Multimedia intern, Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (EEA)
Looking for an outdoor activity this weekend? The Chestnut Hill Reservoir offers a dog-friendly one and a half mile loop trail for walking and jogging around its banks. The reservoir park is accessible from three of the Green Line T branches: B – Chestnut Hill Ave.; C – Cleveland Circle; D – Reservoir. From the trail you can see wildlife (ducks, geese, and rabbits), scenic views of Boston College’s campus, and Boston’s Prudential Center and Hancock Tower. The park is considered a masterpiece of urban planning and engineering and is on the National Register of Historic Places and is a city of Boston landmark. No swimming or boating is allowed on the water, but there is a rink and pool adjacent to the reservoir.
Click on the photo to see a series of images from my visit.
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.