Signs seen at neighboring homes along Weston Road in Wellesley, as pointed out by reader CC.
Sustainable Wellesley is once again offering healthy and sturdy milkweed plants in an effort to help out Monarch butterfly populations, which are down by 90 percent due to habitat loss and the use of pesticides and herbicides. You can help restore the Monarchs by planting milkweed plants (Asclepius incarnata) in your pesticide and herbicide-free yard. Milkweeds are an essential part of the Monarch diet – the caterpillars MUST eat it in order to survive.
The milkweed plant is attractive with beautiful pink and white flowers that will attract butterflies and other pollinators to your home. Sustainable Wellesley accepts donations of $5.00 for each plug of milkweed. You can also buy the plants at their cost of $2.00 each, because Sustainable Wellesley wants everyone to be able to take part. The plugs grow quickly and are very low maintenance.
There are three varieties to choose from:
Order your variety of organic milkweeds today here. Email [email protected] with your variety choice. These are going fast so order soon. This is the third year that Sustainable Wellesley has offered milkweeds. Last year was a great success with over sixty homeowners planting over 200 plants, and Monarchs were spotted taking advantage of the bounty. Please take part in helping the Monarchs and plant milkweeds in your yard this summer.
Sustainable Wellesley would like to thank the Mosher Family who donated some of the Incarnata plugs.
Wellesley’s Wonderful Weekend had something for everyone, from the sold-out pancake breakfast to the veterans’ parade and from fireworks to public art.
We hit a bunch of the activities, including Friday’s Through the Looking Glass Art show (more on that later), Art in the Park, the Fuller Brook Park walk led by the Wellesley Trails Committee, the dog contest at Warren Park, the open house at the Police Department for our annual hot dog and ice cream fix, Wellesley Historical Society’s open house and Tollhouse Shop sale, the Wheels of Wellesley car show and the grand finale of fireworks from the comfort of a nearby friend’s patio. Here’s a sampling of scenes from the big event:
Spring 2017 Schedule:
Date Leader Time
May 7 Jim Pugh 8:00 AM
May 14 Alice Cestari 7:00 AM (Mother’s Day)
OK Buddy (19*), Dog licenses in Wellesley were up for renewal as of the start of April (2), and more than 250 dogs registered last year have not had their licenses renewed — so it’s possible that this year’s ranking of dog names in Wellesley could be a bit off. But based on the numbers that we do have, counting 2,913 pooches, I can Bailey (27) contain myself in disclosing this year’s top 15 most popular Wellesley dog names….
But first, an ode to some of the more uncommon dog names in town, those with only one specimen: Disco Dan, Dobby, Expat, Godiva, Keeper and Keiko the Wonder Dog.
Oh, and an ode to some of the more Swellesley names: Bentley, Hobbes, Mr. Bingley and Muffin.
Perhaps the most throwback name: Rover (no Fidos on the list).
Abbey starts the list off and Zuzu ends it.
Now, on to the Top 15 list:
1. Bella 37
2. Lucy/Lucie 37
3. Lily/Lilly/Lili 34
4. Charley/Charli/Charlie/Charly 34
5. Bailey 27
6. Cooper 27
7. Teddi/Teddie/Teddy/Tedy 27
8. Maggie 25
9. Sadie/Sadie Mae/Sadie Rosie 25
10. Riley/Reiley 24
11. Tucker 24
12. Coco/Cocoa 21
13. Lola 21
14. Molly/Mollie/Molly-Aussi 21
15. Daisy 20
This is the second straight year that Bella was Wellesley’s most popular dog name.
Labs remain the most popular breed by far, accounting for more than 1 in 5 licensed dogs. Golden retrievers, golden doodles and cockapoos are among the other most popular breeds in Wellesley. You can cruise through the whole list below…
*Number of licensed dogs in Wellesley bearing this name