Nature Sightings

Below are postings of nature sightings that have been reported to us throughout Harvard. If you have an interesting sighting or a picture you would like to share, please send it to us at: info@harvardconservationtrust.org.  We look forward to your photos!

Female Hummingbird  Robin Right says,
"She looks pretty beaten up! But I think she wins most of the battles because I see her at the feeders more than any of the others. So far I have counted 4 pairs!"


 

 

Moonrise over Bare Hill Pond  Submitted by Robin Right


Sunset over Bare Hill Pond  
 Submitted by Robin Right


Snake Sighting.  A Northern Water Snake, perhaps?
  



Submitted by Robin Right.


Deck Visitor.  Can anyone identify?

 


Submitted by Robin Right.


Red Squirrel.
 Submitted by Robin Right.

 
Rabbit.  Submitted by Robin Right.

 
Water Snake in Bare Hill Pond. Can anyone identify this snake?

Please let us know at: info@harvardconservationtrust.org

 

Submitted by Robin Right.

Blue Heron at Bare Hill Pond.   Submitted by Robin Right.



Feeder Sightings    Hummingbird photos submitted by Robin Right.




Black Swallowtail Butterfly   
Submitted by Robin Right.

 

Anyone know what type of bird this is? It has made its nest on the front porch light.
If so, please contact us at: info@harvardconservationtrust.org


 Photos submitted by Robin Right.

 
A Moose in Harvard. Shot by a trail cam near a Harvard Conservation Trust site.

Submitted by Robin Right


Leucistic Red Tailed Hawk  
Submitted by Suzanne Buell






Suzanne has been monitoring this leucistic (white-feathered) hawk for eight years.
If anyone has information on this bird, please let us know at info@harvardconservationtrust.org.


A Bluebird Visits the Williams Land  
Submitted by Robin Bedell

bluebird 1


bluebird 2


View from Black Pond
 Submitted by Robin Right

Black Pond



More Mushrooms . . .  We need your help.  Do you know what kind of mushrooms these are? Please let us know at info@harvardconservationtrust.org

mushrooms 4

mushroom 3

Submitted by Robin Right

 

And More Fall Color 

 autumn leaves 5


autumn leaves 4 

 Submitted by Robin Right


Fall Colors Harvard Style  
Submitted by Robin Right

autumn leaves 1

 
autumn leaves 2

 
apples

 
autumn leaves 3

 

Mushroom Identification.  Do you know what kind of mushrooms these are? Please let us know at info@harvardconservationtrust.org

mushrooms1


Submitted by Robin Right



A Pot of Gold in Bare Hill Pond? - 
Submitted by Robin Right

  rainbow 1


rainbow 2

rainbow 3

 rainbow 4

 

Lunchtime at the Feeder - Submitted by Robin Right

hummingbird 1

 
hummingbird 3


hummingbird 2

 

Baby House Finches - Submitted by Robin Right

Baby house finces

 

A second, smaller bobcat makes an appearance on South Shaker Road

smaller bobcat

Submitted by Ron Kusner

A new sailor in town...these images of a Great Blue Heron were shot at Harvard town beach after a successful evening of fishing.

blue heron 1 

 

blue heron 2

 Submitted by Robin Right

 

Pink among the white at Carlson Orchards

apple blossoms

Submitted by Robin Right


Bobcat on Shaker Road  - 
submitted by Faith Cross

bobcat on shaker road



Bobcat on South Shaker Road  - Submitted by Margaret Kusner

 

Redback Salamander on driveway.  Several of them were living under a stack of firewood on the asphalt.  

 dwarf salamander

Submitted by George Snyder

 

Pileated Woodpecker submitted by George Snyder

  pileated woodpecker

 

Bear!
Submitted by Laura Andrews


Venus over Bare Hill Pond
submitted by Robin Right

Snapping Turtle nesting on a Beaver Lodge
submitted by Molly Cutler

Prints of Deer Sleeping in Snow -
submitted by Sarah and Chole Pyne
 

A snow covered Beaver lodge - thanks to blizzard NEMO
submitted by Molly Cutler

A Momma fox and her kits were seen on Bolton Road
submitted by Ralph Fehlberg

A Fisher was recently treed in Harvard
sent in by Molly Cutler

A Muskrat Lodge off Stow Road
sent in by Molly Cutler

Juvenile Cedar Waxwings were spotted in Harvard.
submitted by Becca Day Newsham

A Bluebird wintered over on St. John Lane in Harvard.
submitted by Dave Guy

A Red Fox
Taken by Susan Johnson

fox

A Barred Owl owlet
Taken by Dorothy Solbrig

babyowl

Kids help to tame a Boa Constrictor at the library
during a "Snakes!" presentation by Rick Roth on May 15th, 2011.

 Beaver Activity at Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge;
taken during HCT's annual New Year's Day 2011 walk

An Albino (Leucistic) Junco at a feeder; submitted by Molly Cutler

Great Horned Owl and baby; submitted by Haley Newsham




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This blue-headed vireo was sighted in Harvard.
Blue Headed Verio