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See & Share Sightings

Please share your reports of interesting happenings at Hall’s Pond Sanctuary and enjoy reading others’ posts. Click on any photo to enlarge it.

Some ideas of things to share: animals, birds, flowers, trees, a cool rock, a tree shape, a strange fungus; a change you noticed from one visit to the next or over a period of time; snippets of overheard conversation about the Sanctuary; kids’ reactions. Write up something you find curious or awesome. Ask questions about something you saw or heard, or anything that HPS make you wonder about.

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236 Sightings

  • Fred B

    Rare bird at the pond! David Lowe spotted a Pied-billed Grebe this morning. Watch for it!

  • julia herskowitz

    It looks like some kind of gas is bubbling up in the pond, quite near to the outlook nearest Freeman St.

  • May 20,2022 3:35 PM

    • Fred B

      hey sam! that is a solitary sandpiper you photographed. most unusual sighting at Hall’s Pond! (in fact, probably a first, or second, ever.) thanks for sharing. hope it sticks around. fred bouchard

  • Peter Lowy

    This very rare sighting of an American Bittern was recorded just past 7 am on May 17, 2022. According to Neil Gore, it was first sighted at Hall’s Pond on Oct. 6, 2003.