Environment & Nature

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Summer Solstice Delights

Green space in Cambridge is a perfect place to celebrate the longest day of the year.

grasses

June 21 is the Summer Solstice; the longest day of the year. And what better way to celebrate than strolling through some green space here in our fair city?

I took a long, slow walk around one of the places in my neighborhood of North Cambridge to enjoy the abundance of ponds, trees, flowers, and tall grasses.

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Mosquitos!!! Bzzzzzzing...stingggg.....SMACK!

Mosquito Bite and Population Control for Comfort and Health

Oh, how the warm spring weather lures us into the great outdoors! We are drawn to the woods, to the aromatic blooming [bzzzzsssning, smack! Sorry for the interruption] of the deep outdoors, or to the evening hanging out on a porch [bzzzzzing – smack! Sorry, again! For the interruption!] with friends. So warm…so peaceful! So greatly free of winter’s constrictions and burdens. So comforted by the long, long days. So…so…beset.

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Ground Breaking for Canoe/Kayak Launch at Magazine Beach

Ground Breaking for Canoe/Kayak Launch & Outlook at Magazine Beach June 22

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New Splash Deck at Magazine Beach Park Opens

Ribbon Cutting & Kid’s Dance Party




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When a Bird Flies into (Enters) Your House

How to Get Them Out (Instructions that Work)

Photo of small bird in flight.

This can happen anywhere there are houses and birds. This story is about what to do when a bird flies into your house or apartment in Cambridge. Which can happen to anyone. Here, in Cambridge, measuring just about seven square miles, with so much wildlife, so many birds, especially at this time of year. There are also so many bird nests (where many birds live), you probably live within fifteen feet of a bird nest nestled into some eaves or foyer and you don’t even know it.

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Cambridge's Wild Side!

A Wildlife Exploration of the Alewife Brook Reservation.

Eastern Cottontail

Your safari begins just outside the Alewife T station, a stark concrete structure covered in graffiti, next to a noisy highway. You wouldn't believe that another world awaits you on the other side of the station. Bunnies play tag. Mommy duck takes care of her babies. A graceful swan dances a ballet. These are just a few of the 50 species you'll find at the wildlife sanctuary. This place is a photographer's dream. Each day there was something new and exciting to take a photo of.

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Interview with a Cambridge Carrot

The Life of a Carrot Destined for Cambridge Curbside Compost, Clean Energy Production

I recently sat down with a Carrot at the Cambridge apartment of Chris and Liz to talk about readying to enter the new city-wide Cambridge Curbside Compost program. Please note: This interview took place the night before Carrot was picked up at curbside, and two – TWO! - days – DAYS!

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Cherry Blossom in Cambridge

Magazine Beach, Cambridge, MA

Magazine Beach, Cambridge, MA

Cambridge is finally blooming! Please check some photos from around North Point park and Magazine Beach Park.

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Under Construction

Stay Healthy When You Live Near Excavation

Jackhammer being used on city sidewalk.

It happens all over the City, and soon it will start happening to me and my neighbors, right here on Gore Street in East Cambridge. Excavation is being done all down our street to put in a sewer line for North Point (now Cambridge Crossing). This will be closely followed by excavation for a new Eversource gas line. Followed by excavation for a new water main. Followed by jackhammering for replacement of sidewalks. In all, within roughly eighteen months, we will experience four – FOUR!

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Beeswax is Best

Or Is It?

Burning a beeswax candle is as ancient as Egypt and as religious as the Catholic Church. The proprietor of Luna & Stars Apothecary, Sharon Preziosi Sciuto, demonstrates how easy and satisfying it is to make your own beeswax candles.