Check out wonderful adventures of 10th FAR Annual Ecology Camp
Sponsored and supported by City of Cambridge, Mayor’s Program,
Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP)
135 Work sites around the City
Today there were a lot of animals out. Near acorn park drive there was a family of White Tailed Deer three fawns and a mother, then later on near Little pond there were two different fawns! There were three blue herons out today one at Yates pond, one at Little pond and one on a mud flat along Little river. Also there was a Woodchuck munching on some grass in the meadow along acorn park drive.
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We saw many birds including Mockingbirds, a Cardinal, Yellow Warblers, Blue and Green herons, Geese, and Mallards. Even a Snapping turtle!
Beaver and Nitrate and Nitrite- Study by 8th Graders
Water Benders Power Point- Study by 8th Graders
https://animagi.wordpress.com/contact/Water Benders Power Point (1)https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/12GaxGQ9ZbY59z4idU4wyQC0ix3EaS_lXr_Y6OXEsjUk/edit?usp=sharing
Wildlife Wanders- Study by 8th graders:
Panima’s wildlife map project
RE: Concern for eggs near Minute Man bike path by Alewife T.
This morning we saw a snapping turtle laying eggs about 1 foot from the bike path on the Fitchburg Cutoff from Alewife.
As the spot is very close to the bike path, you may want to put up a small fencing to redirect them down into the water, otherwise many will get crushed.
Here is the location.
At Yates pond, on the other side, in some reeds a pair of geese have a nest, should be seeing some goslings soon! In the storm water wetlands the water is very low which is good and bad, good because it attracted at killdeer to look in the mud for some bugs to eat, and we can see some paw prints from a muskrat walking back into the water, yet it’s bad because people have begun to walk along the water in the reeds. Fine for the people if you don’t mind getting your shoes muddy, yet it is very bad for the wildlife, because right now duck are looking for a place to nest and I know they don’t want some weird human walking around their nest and scaring their chicks. Hopefully more people will stay on the path and won’t disturb the wildlife. Over at Blair pond some geese also have a nest, and there was a Blue heron catching some sunfish as well.
On Saturdays wildlife walk we saw a wide range of different animals that frequent the reservation in the spring, as well as some animals that are pretty hard to find. In the storm water wetlands we first saw A pair of Brown Headed Cowbirds ,from then on we saw a Crayfish in the Fore bay and tons of Green Frogs thought the wetlands. We also saw a beautiful Green Heron hunting some fish along the edge of some reeds. We also saw many baby Painted Turtles. From there we moved up the north trail and saw evidence of Coyote, Deer, and even Otter (some clams broken apart). We saw a few Yellow Warblers and also heard a Belted Kingfisher. We also saw a few reptilian residents such as Ribbon Snakes and an American Toad. Walking back down the trail we came upon a baby Common Snapping turtle sitting in the middle of the path, so we marveled at its huge claws and powerful jaws. All and all it was a great walk and a very nice day.