With spring on Wellesley residents’ mind, questions have started to come our way about whether the Ravencam will be returning to Wellesley College for the third straight year. The ravencam livestreamed the lives of a raven pair and their young ones at the Science Center right around this time of year in 2014 and 2015.
Ravens, which typically mate for life, usually settle down in more rural areas than Wellesley.
This time around Henry and Pauline, the raven couple, have begun building “a new nest in the fire escape at the opposite end of the Science Center from the first nest,” says Nicholas Rodenhouse, professor of biological sciences. “It is quite possible that Pauline will begin laying in the next few days. Once she has a full clutch and has begun incubating, we will again put up the camera. We must wait to avoid causing her to abandon the nest. It will be interesting to watch this new nesting attempt.”