Category Archives: Environment.

09.26.2017 A tree grows in Quabbin

I am not sure if Melissa was making the same connection to the old novel as I am here  with her title “A tree grows in Grayslake” . I am guessing she is.  🙂    Be sure to click through … Continue reading

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09.24.2017 Quabbin Former Ponds

When the Goodnough Dike was put in place, the waters of the three branches of the Swift River became not so swift as, along with the Windsor Dam, it blocked the flow and created the Quabbin Reservoir.  Much was swallowed … Continue reading

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03.27.2017 Dunlop Brook

Dunlop Brook runs through Romer Woods, a 141 acre parcel that was recently protected for Amherst’s water supply. Robert Romer sold it to the town for a nice reduced price to maintain the water quality and see it protected into … Continue reading

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09.07.2016 Quabbin Water level comparison

I have mentioned our lack of rain and falling water levels.  Back on August 1st, the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority listed the Quabbin Reservoir to be at 87% capacity. Coincidentally, I made this image the same day. That represents a … Continue reading

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04.02.2016 Coexistence

If the trees can do it, why then oh why can’t we? This Hemlock and this Black Birch have been growing together amicably for a long time.  I guess at some point one will overwhelm the other, but I’ve been visiting … Continue reading

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02.25.2016 Throwback Thursday once again

When I woke this morning, the temperature was 60°F at 4 a.m. A little earlier we had thunder during our current rain event.  So I think this image from last September 29 along the Acadia N.P. coast line is appropriate … Continue reading

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05.20.2015 Hemlock Blaze Scar

While hiking Monday I came across this damage to a hemlock tree.  I did not know what caused this so asked a forester friend on Facebook, Kate Marquis, if she knew and it turns out that these are property line … Continue reading

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