Category Archives: Animals

Paying it forward in Wellesley, with a rubber sock monkey duck

                        Swellesley reader ML wrote to us to say that when she came out of CVS on Linden Street over the weekend she found this little purple creature (which I believe is a sock monkey/duck) sitting on her car’s passenger side mirror. “I only noticed it […]

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Purple Alert: Anyone seen this toy bunny in Wellesley?

UPDATE (6/28): Mr. Purples has returned…Happy ending.   A Wellesley family that apparently spends a lot of time at grocery stores is seeking help finding their kid’s toy, Mr. Purples. The toy bunny appears to be plush and purple. Missing softie in #Wellesley Roche Bros or Whole Foods parking lots today. Help Mr. Purples come […]

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Wellesley birding walk report

Wellesley’s Michael Tobin sent along this report of the early morning birding walk held in Wellesley on June 17: About 16 enthusiastic guests joined Elissa Landre for an early morning bird viewing and walk of some of the Morses Pond and North 40 trails.  Ages ranged from 14 months and up.   Some of the […]

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Early birds to catch the birds at Wellesley walk

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The official four-letter word of Wellesley?

All I can say is, Wellesley graffiti artists could be using much worse language than this. So let’s consider ourselves thankful about the wording on this sign, likely a commentary on people not cleaning up after their pups along the Crosstown Trail across the street from the Warren Building on Washington Street. (Note: Quite the engineering feat […]

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Emmy-award winning Wellesley author to get buggy at Wellesley Books

Wellesley author, designer, and Emmy Award-winning art director Valerie Gates will be on hand at Wellesley Books on June 6 at 3pm to celebrate the publication of her book, The Alphabet of Bugs. The book launch will include refreshments as well as a reading and signing by the author. Also of interest… Bob’s bugs    

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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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