|Bullough's pond in Newton, Massachusetts attracts a wide variety of avian life throughout the year, including Red-winged blackbirds, Great Blue Herons and Kingfishers in the summer.|
I was very happy to see a variety of birds, including a Yellow Warbler, Gray Catbirds, Red-winged Blackbirds and Mallards. On the grass I saw several rabbits feeding and on one of the mud flats there was a young muskrat chewing on short stalks of bright green grass. I misplaced my regular camera this morning so I had to rely on my camera phone, which unfortunately was not good enough to get a shot, but it was definitely one of the coolest things I have seen in this location.
This is also the time of year when turtles leave the waters edge to lay their eggs. It can be a fairly precarious time for these slow-moving reptiles, so it was great to see this sign in the picture below along the road by the pond. Kudos to whomever took the initiative to help protect these vulnerable animals.
|A sign pointing out a turtle nest by Bullough''s Pond and asking pedestrians to walk carefully.|
Thanks for reading.
Copyright Daniel E. Levenson 2012.