Category Archives: Outdoors

West Nile virus-positive mosquito identified in Wellesley

This just in from the Wellesley Health Department: On Thursday, August 20, 2015, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) announced that a mosquito in Wellesley had tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). WNV infected mosquitoes have been found in neighboring communities and throughout Greater Boston. Thus the risk of WNV in this area […]

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Elm Bank in Wellesley to host Pomona Festival

The Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington St., are in bloom and ready to host the Pomona Festival on Thursday, 6pm – 8:30pm. Wander the gardens, take a tour and enjoy garden activities for all ages as we celebrate the Festival of Pomona, Roman goddess of fruit and gardens. Bring your picnic dinner, blanket, and […]

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Wellesley’s not so far from Yellowstone and Glacier national parks after all

Even traveling as far away as Montana and Wyoming earlier this summer, we weren’t entirely separated from Wellesley. We did take a little break from documenting the daily doings of Wellesley (we prepped a bunch of items to post on The Swellesley Report at scheduled times while we were away), but did keep our eyes […]

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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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I think that I shall never see, a blog post as lovely as a tree

Wellesley is standing tall after being presented with the Arbor Day Foundation’s Tree City USA award. The town has racked up 32 of the awards, presented annually to Massachusetts communities that demonstrate high standards in urban and community forestry programs. There are some mighty fine trees around town. A few of our favorites are: 1) Red Oak […]

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Early birds to catch the birds at Wellesley walk

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Sustainable Wellesley wants you to save the monarch butterflies

From Sustainable Wellesley: It’s milkweed time! Sustainable Wellesley is doing its part to help the Monarch butterfly by sourcing milkweed for Wellesley residents to put in their yards.  Monarch populations are crashing, and one reason is the lack of milkweed that Monarch caterpillars must eat to survive.  Sustainable Wellesley has that milkweed, a beautiful pink […]

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Wellesley Trails walk on June 6: Charles River Path and Cochituate Aqueduct

Join the Wellesley Trails Committee on National Trails Day for its final guided walk of the Spring series, Saturday June 6, 9am – 10am. Enjoy scenic views along the river on the Charles River Path. Walk along the brick Waterway, the remnants of proposed development in the 1890’s at Indian Springs Park. Follow the Crosstown […]

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