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Owls fly into Bird Park

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By Amelia Tarallo Hometown Weekly Reporter On Sunday, September 22, visitors trekked through Walpole’s Bird Park to see a unique bird show. Husband and wife team Mark and Marcia Wilson, accompanied by a few of their feathered friends, taught their audience all about owls. Marcia began by performing a perfect imitation of an owl...
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Sherborn forest improvements

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By James Kinneen Hometown Weekly Reporter Since 2013, The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has celebrated its Forest Appreciation Day with an annual gathering to celebrate town forests. Held in a different community each year, this year’s event was held in Sherborn on Saturday, September 14, and allowed the town to show...
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Needham’s Hammer delights with watercolors

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By Emily Greffenius Hometown Weekly Intern Needham’s Nelson Hammer, whose artwork currently adorns the Wellesley Free Library, began painting birds in watercolor at the age of 68. Although he had dabbled in oil paintings while in college, he laid the painting hobby aside to raise a family and pursue his career. It wasn’t until he came...
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For some birds, love is in the air

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By Lisa Moore Hometown Weekly Correspondent With winter’s icy grip still clutching the landscape, it is hard to imagine local birds nesting and laying eggs, events most people associate with spring. Yet with spring still over a month away, some of the area’s birds are already well into breeding season. A bird’s sole purpose for...
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