Category Archives: Animals

Learn how not to let ticks get under your skin

Wellesley Health Department, Wellesley Conservation Council and Wellesley Trails Committee Present: TICK‐TOCK…IT’S A TICK TALK Presenter Richard J. Pollack, Ph.D. is a public health zoologist serving Harvard University, the MA Dept. of Agricultural Resources, and IdentifyUS LLC. Highlights of the program include:  Reviewing the fascinating biology of ticks and other creatures that find us […]

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One more Wellesley road race: Dash for Pet Cancer 5K run/walk

In honor of pets and the people who love them, Unleashed by Petco will host its Dash for Pet Cancer 5K and Fun Run – benefitting the Petco Foundation’s Pet Cancer Awareness Campaign – on Saturday, May 30 at Elm Bank Reservation on the Wellesley/Dover/Natick lines. The event celebrates the conclusion of Pet Cancer Awareness […]

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Wellesley’s Wonderful Action-packed Weekend

Big crowds braved the beautiful weather this weekend and took in the 47th annual Wellesley Veterans’s Parade, the fireworks and other activities, including Raptors, Goats & You at the North 40. #wellesley #fireworks #colors #explosions A video posted by theswellesleyreport (@theswellesleyreport) on May 17, 2015 at 7:00pm PDT

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Dog owners warned not to feed the rats at Wellesley park

A sign (or signs) has popped up at Centennial Park in Wellesley warning dog owners to clean up after their pooches — or else risk attracting rats who apparently have pretty exotic palates.  We’re not sure where the sign came from: Not the town’s animal control officer and not the DPW. Though it sounds like […]

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Wellesley looking for contest-ready pooches

Also of interest… Wellesley dog rescue: The aftermath Dogs sending a message on Wellesley trails  

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Beavers busy on Wellesley’s Rosemary Brook

The town is keeping an eye on a beaver dam on Rosemary brook about 150 yards south of Oakland St.  The first photo was taken by Wellesley Trails Committee member Denny Nackoney from the lower trail on the east side, and the second, from Brookside Rd on the west side.

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Top Wellesley dog names for 2015

If you’re not a stickler on spelling, then Lilly/Lily/Lilli is the most popular dog name in Wellesley for 2014/2015 with 37 dogs in town going by some variation of that name, according to town license records of 2,986 dogs registered. Lilly (etc.)  also ranked #1 last year, when it took the title from Lucy among […]

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Wellesley author goes beyond boring bugs with new ABC book

Wellesley author and designer Valerie Gates will soon release a new book called The Alphabet of Bugs, and like her previous book on esoteric colors, the focus is on going beyond the basics. So rather than a predictable A is for Ant and B is for Bumblebee, you get A is for “Ailanthus Webworm Moth […]

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