Friday, June 14, 2013
The Arnold Arboretum posted on its Facebook page a photo submitted by a visitor of a great blue heron's very successful fishing skills.
The Arnold Arboretum posted this photo on its Facebook page taken by visitor Eleanor Ager of a great blue heron downing a catfish this week.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Cherry blossoms are beautiful flowers that only bloom for a couple of days so you have to catch them in bloom!
Cherry trees' blossoms are regarded as one of the world's favorite flowers - but they only last a couple of days. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom at the Arnold Arboretum this weekend - and there still may be time to see them! But in case you miss them - here are some photos for you.
Saturday, March 30, 2013
The weather is ever-so-slowly warming. The Arnold Arboretum has a spring series ready for when it finally does.
The Arnold Arboretum is springing ahead, whether the weather wants to or not. The Arboretum in Jamaica Plain will present “Collections Up Close,” a series of three events kicking off at the end of April. The events are set up to “encourage a deeper appreciation of the Arboretum and plants in our lives,” according to a press release. From the Arnold Arboretum press release: Magnificent Maples Sunday, April 21, 1:00-3:00pm Location: Maple Collection Explore our world-class maple collection as flowers bloom and new leaves unfurl. Lilac Sunday Sunday, May 12, 10:00am-4:00pm Location: Lilac Collection This beloved Boston tradition celebrates the lilacs as well as many other special collections at their peak at this lovely time of year. …
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Advances in lighting can save energy and money at your home, in the workplace and along our city streets.
There aren't a lot of ways to help the environment that are cheap and easy. But we found one. It came at a particularly dull moment in the condo meeting, as we reviewed the “financials.” Charts showed how much we had spent this year compared to what we spent on the same things last year. But as we turned a page in the report, a murmur of surprise ran through the room. “How come there’s this big difference in what we spent on electricity? How come the cost went down? By two thousand dollars!” The answer was: lighting. It turns out the drop in electricity was because we changed our outdoor lights and stairway lights to ones that are turned on by motion sensors when someone appears who needs lighting. Instead of the lights being on all …
Saturday, October 27, 2012
State Police said they assisted Boston Police in searching for two to three suspects in an armed robbery of what might have been an off-duty police officer.
If you heard a chopper overhead or saw police dogs scouring the South Street area of the Arboretum Friday night, here's why: They were looking for suspects in an armed robbery. State Police confirm that Boston Police asked them to help in the search for two or three suspects in an attempted armed robbery. According to scanner-listener Stanley Staco, the person they tried to rob about 9 p.m. Friday was an off-duty police officer. Patch hasn't been able to confirm that aspect of the incident with Boston Police. The search was called off after about 45 minutes, Staco reported, with no suspects in custody.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The Massachusetts State Police's helicopter unit was hovering around the Arnold Arboretum tonight looking for two suspects.
A Massachusetts State Police's helicopter unit was hovering above the Arnold Arboretum after a possible robbery, according to scanner reports. Initial reports around 9:10 p.m. tonight say two men attempted to rob an off-duty officer on South Street of the Arnold Arboretum. A Massachusetts State Police K-9 Unit was also en route to the area to search for suspects.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Families and friends were out frolicking among the leaves of fall foliage this weekend. Do you have foliage photos? Add them here for all of JP to see.
Check out some fall foliage photos from this past weekend at the Arnold Arboretum. If you have snaps of foliage in and near JP, upload them here or at our Community Gallery to share with your neighbors. For instance, someone from the Coldwell Banker office uploaded this nice pic of fall colors around the Pond.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
It's time to prepare for frost, plant spring-flowering bulbs, and view the autumn leaves from the water.
A month ago we were heading for shady places to get out of the sun, but now we look for sunny places to warm ourselves. Even the stubborn folks who still refuse to put on socks recognize the unmistakable chill in the air. October is my favorite time of year, with bright blue skies and pumpkin flavored everything. It’s also the time when gardens are in their last days, as frost approaches. When Will it Frost? How soon frost hits depends not only on the nighttime temperature but on the circumstances in a particular garden and even how hard the wind is blowing. If your garden is on the upper side of a slope, the frost may come a little later in the month than if you are gardening in a valley or low pocket where cooler air collects. If the …
Monday, September 17, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including that this coming weekend is JP Open Studios.
1. Forecast: Sunny. Highs in the mid-70s. 2. JP Open Studios: JP's biggest yearly art event is nearly here! There are more than 200 artists at 50 locations. I'm highlighting this here at the beginning of the week so you can make your plans. Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 3. High Holy Days: We've entered the Jewish High Holy Days. Nehar Shalom Community Synagogue here in JP will be open for all. 4. JP Business and Professional Assoc.: If you're a business person in JP and have never attended, it's worth your time. This month's meeting is Wednesday at 12:15 p.m. at James's Gate. The networking is great (not to mention a free lunch!) 5. Community Walking Club: Also on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., it's the weekly walking club at the Arnold …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Swaths of the garden cemetery have been cleared of trees after an infestation by the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid.
If you've walked in Forest Hills Cemetery lately or driven along its Walk Hill Street border, you've likely seen wide swaths of trees cut down. A cemetery official said the trees had to be cut down because of a pest infestation — the Hemlock Wooly Adelgid. The devastation can clearly be seen along the historic garden cemetery's Walk Hill Street fence. Other sections of the cemetery where trees have been taken down include the area between the old and new sections of the cemetery. Is the Arboretum in Danger? The nearby Arnold Arboretum confirms it has had trouble with the wooly adelgid since 1997, though the situation is under control. "Yes, we have lost trees," said the Arboretum's Julie Warsowe in an email to Patch, "but we have used …