We saw these painted globes on Boston Common as part of a worldwide
Cool Globes exhibition, designed to raise awareness of solutions to climate change. The globes went on display in Boston on August 15.
Cool Globes (Frogs in Common on the left)
The globe on the left, covered in frogs and entitled
, was designed by David Phillips. Phillips also designed the Frogs in Common; Offspring frog sculptures near the Frog Pond on the Common.
Aside from the aphids, I spotted a number of other creatures in the Arboretum last week. An American bullfrog was spread out lazily in the marsh waters.
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Yesterday was the last in a long streak of sunny and dry days in Boston. I visited Forest Hills Cemetery to see what I could find.
I saw this eastern forktail damselfly resting on a reed at the edge of Lake Hibiscus. Damselflies rest with their wings closed or only slightly open. According to
, eastern forktails emerge early in the spring and are very common in this area. A Field Guide to the Dragonflies and Damselflies of Massachusetts
Eastern Forktail Damselfly
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