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  • History of Cottage Farm and Hall’s Pond” by Ferris Hall

    History of Cottage Farm and Hall’s Pond” by Ferris Hall

    Slides presented at Friends of Hall’s Pond Annual Meeting, June 2019

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  • Red-tailed Hawk in nearby Fenway Victory Garden. Photo by Courtney Allender

    2021 December Newsletter

    When COVID struck, Hall’s Pond was one of the few places people felt safe getting outside and a steady stream of visitors visited the Sanctuary at a much increased tempo, deriving delight from nature.

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  • Weeping Willows hug the boardwalk and provide both bug-fest for
migrating warblers and shade for pond-perusers and warbler-watchers.

    2022 December Newsletter

    OVER the years, the seasons at Hall’s Pond are similar, yet each year has its own signature. If 2021 was wet, 2022 was marked by a drought that deepened over the summer and only let go with the autumn rains. Even so, the Sanctuary held up fairly well, confirming the wisdom of planting with an eye towards drought resistance.

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  • We encourage you to keep visiting the Sanctuary during the colder months
ahead. The long slanting light of winter has its own magic, and nature
continues to heal us even when the sanctuary is dormant. PHOTO CREDIT: Heather Charles Lis

    2023 December Newsletter

    OVER THE YEARS, the seasons at Hall’s Pond are similar, yet each year has its own signature. If 2022 was dry, 2023 was marked by abundant summer rains. The Sanctuary was exuberantly green. Our avian visitors cycled through the seasons, and we were blessed with families of Wood Ducks and Mallards. The Wood Duck family was the first one in a very long time and successfully added three new members to their community.

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  • See & Share Sightings

    See & Share Sightings

    Please share your reports of interesting happenings at Hall’s Pond Sanctuary and enjoy reading others’ posts.

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  • Volunteers at the Community Day last fall. Photo by Fran Perler.

    Community Work Days

    Each spring and fall the Friends organize work parties to remove the trash, and invasive plants and restore the sanctuary with new plantings. The 2024 Spring Community Work Day is Sunday, May 5, 11:00-2:00.

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  • Hall’s Pond I-Spy for Spring 2024

    Hall’s Pond I-Spy for Spring 2024

    As you walk around the sanctuary, can you see us?

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  • Red-bellied woodpecker seen April 21,2021, at
western end of boardwalk near Amory Street.
Photo by Peter Lowy

    Spring Bird Walks at Hall’s Pond

    Three consecutive Mondays -April 29, May 6, and May 13, 7:00 to 8:30 AM Friends of Hall’s Pond will conduct guided bird walks timed for spring migration, on an easy half-mile loop, led by Neil Gore. Whether it’s sunny, cloudy, or light rain!

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  • American Robin eating fruit of a Winter King hawthorn in the formal garden. Photo Credit: David Lucal


    Photographs: Pond Birds, Amory Woods; Garden Sanctuary
    Check back for latest photos of Sanctuary wildlife, Amory Woods and the Garden Sanctuary!

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