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  • Belted Kingfisher at the Pond, September 25. Photo Credit: Nate Dow

    2019 December Newsletter

    AS WE WIND DOWN the fall season and begin our transition into winter, it is a perfect time to reflect on what has been accomplished and what needs and issues will need to be addressed in 2020.

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  • 2018 December Newsletter

    2018 December Newsletter

    THE AUGUST DOLDRUMS hit Hall’s Pond hard, with unusually hot and humid afternoons. Not a bird in sight—a sad situation for an avid birder. As I stood on the north boardwalk platform, all I could think of was the heat. Staring down at the water I started to notice abundant life.

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  • (Deborah Stone)

    December 2017 Newsletter

    Walk down Beacon Street from Coolidge Corner alongside the westering winter sun.

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  • Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2016 Newsletter

    THE LIFE STORY of one tree is in truth the story of the constant change in an entire forest over a century. This was one key message that Lynda Mapes presented at the 40th anniversary celebration of the Friends of Hall’s Pond on June 12.

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  • Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

    ANOTHER YEAR is running to the finish line. As with all of our friends and families, life sure sees changes. Hall’s Pond Sanctuary is settling in for its long winter nap with the trees, shrubs and perennial going dormant, migratory birds are flying and the animals of all varieties are settling in.

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  • Autumn at Hall’s Pond. Photo Credit: Michael Sandman

    Fall/Winter 2014 Newsletter

    2014 was busy all year long, and with the May 4th Community Day, the May 18 dedication of the Eris Doorneweerd Entry to the Sanctuary, and the June 16 Annual Meeting (featuring historian Susan Helms Daley’s presentation “Who Was Harriet Hemenway”) the Friends have been active not only in the sanctuary but also out in the community on behalf of the sanctuary.

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  • Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2013 Newsletter

    Stewardship, Volunteerism, and the Gift of Time Ever Since the dedication of Hall’s Pond Sanctuary on June 15, 1975 the citizens of Brookline (Boston, and beyond) have given their Gift of Time to establish and to sustain a conservation ethic and enhanced stewardship through volunteerism at the sanctuary.

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  • Photo Credit: Bruce Wolff

    Spring/Summer 2013 Newsletter

    As we WELCOME Spring and Summer at the sanctuary, we ask you, as always, to join us in our involvement and investment at this special Brookline resource. Come visit often, become involved with our Community Days and Volunteer Horticultural Crew Initiatives, attend our Annual Meeting, continue to take photographs and please do send your funds to support our purchase and planting of trees and shrubs.

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  • Red-tailed Hawlk 
Photo Credit: Shawn Carey

    Spring/Summer 2012 Newsletter

    Entering our 37th year as the volunteer stewards of Hall’s Pond Nature Sanctuary, we dedicate this issue of the Newsletter to the very special people who preserved and protected this unique urban resource.

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  • Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter

    Fall/Winter 2011 Newsletter

    In “The Nature Principle,” Richard Louv writes, “A meaningful connection to nature is fundamental to our spirit and survival, as individuals and as a species….. Our Society must do more than talk about the importance of nature; it must ensure that people in every kind of neighborhood have every day access to natural spaces, places and experiences.”

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