This month I shared an outdoor adventure on The Great Outdoors blog about winter birding a couple of T-accessible spots just north of Boston.
There are some wonderful urban locations where you can see a wide variety of birds. Belle Isle Marsh, a property owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), is a very convenient spot with the MBTA Blue Line Suffolk Downs T Station almost directly across the street! We were the only people walking along the marsh and over a boardwalk with a viewing platform—we saw a flock of two dozen tree sparrows, four red tail hawks, and a woodpecker, heard a chickadee, and watched some ducks and Canada geese in the open water.
Other T-accessible birding locations in and around Boston are the Boston area are the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain, the Boston Public Garden, the Boston Common and The Fens. In Cambridge, there is Mt. Auburn Cemetery or Fresh Pond.
MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension posted on Mar 27
The MBTA has issued a Service Alert: No Weekend Service on the commuter rail Fitchburg Main Line for the period from April 25th, 2015 through November 22nd, 2015. The suspension of weekend service will allow construction of major improvements on the Fitchburg Main Line to …Continue Reading MBTA: Fitchburg Line Weekend Service Suspension
Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options posted on Mar 26
The efforts of more than 170 Massachusetts businesses, colleges, and universities, who promote active, healthy, and sustainable commute options, were celebrated today for helping Massachusetts to reduce traffic congestion, to promote healthy lifestyles, and benefit the environment. The Massachusetts Excellence in Commuter Options (ECO) Awards …Continue Reading Employers Honored for Excellence in Commuter Options
Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work posted on Mar 26
MassDOT on Saturday, March 28 will begin preparing to dismantle the downstream “salt and pepper” towers as part of the Longfellow Bridge Restoration Project. MassDOT’s contractor, White-Skanska-Consigli JV (WSC), coordinated with the cities of Cambridge and Boston as well as the MBTA to begin dismantling …Continue Reading Longfellow Bridge: “Salt and Pepper” Towers Work