Category Archives: Wildlife

Newton Parks, Recreation and Culture invites members of the community to discuss the future of Crystal Lake Park and Beach on Thursday, September 15 at 6pm. Please register for the online meeting in advance. After registering, you will receive a … Read More

Newton was once dotted with wetlands and criss-crossed by streams flowing to the Charles River. But one doesn’t see many streams, marshes, or wooded wetlands nowadays. Where did they go? Where does our rainfall go now? Jennifer Steel, Chief Environmental … Read More

There has been a lot of publicity lately about Monarchs with their recent classification as endangered by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. There have been estimates that the population of monarch butterflies in the eastern United States … Read More

Holtec International, the company decommissioning Plymouth’s Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station, has proposed to dump millions of gallons of radioactive waste water from the now-closed station into Cape Cod Bay. This is a huge threat to the environment and public health … Read More

An initiative sponsored by the Ocean River Institute in Cambridge is designed to encourage people to participate in a friendly competition pledging to keep established lawns natural without the application of quick-release fertilizer and no chemical pesticides or herbicides. The … Read More

The video of the May 26 talk by Dr. Doug Tallamy on ‘Sustainable Landscape Designs: Nature’s Best Hope’ is now available for viewing. The presentation covers how yard by yard, we can help pollinators by planting the native species that they depend … Read More