Category Archives: Outdoors

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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Schofield annual 5K, fun run, and fun fair set for June 7

Schedule of Events Before the event: Pre-register ONLINE  ($20) – HERE Pre-Registration bag pick up times HERE Race t-shirts are given to the first 300 registrants 8:00am  Event day registration opens, $25 9:30am   5K (USATF Certified Course) 10:30-12:45pm   Fun Fair Silent Auction, Food & More!  Pre-purchase tickets HERE Team Brenda for ALS This year Schofield’s PTO is proud to […]

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Elm Bank’s Weezie’s garden under renovation

While taking a walk at Massacusetts Horticultural Society’s Elm Bank Reservation recently, I came across the sight of Weezie’s Children’s Garden, fenced off, in disarray, and full of heavy-duty equipment looking like it meant business. It all shouted out, “No fun to be had here,” to me. Considering things from a kid’s perspective, however, the […]

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