Links of Interest


Guest Speaker's Websites

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Links to Interesting Websites


Photography Locations

Birding Locations

Brook Mathewson's Locations from his talk at Gateway

  • Mt. Auburn Cemetery (photograph Yellow Warblers and other warbler species)
  • Trustom Pond in Rhode Island (Blue Birds)
  • Beaver Ponds (Hooded Mergansers)
  • Ninigrit Pond wildlife refuge, South Kingston, Rhode Island
  • Moonstone Beach, Green Hill, RI 
  • Pondisherry Wildlife Refuge by Crawford Notch, New Hampshire
  • Beaver Tail (Rhode Island Scooters)
  • Plum Island (Harlequin ducks)
  • Sachuest in Rhode Island has (Harlequin ducks)

Flower Tripping Locations

  • Acton Arboretum, Taylor Rd, Acton, MA
    Berkshire Botanical Garden - Stockbridge MA. May 1 - Columbus Day -
  • Blithewold Mansion Gardens & Arboretum · 101 Ferry Road (Rt. 114) · Bristol, Rhode Island 02809 - http://
  • Boston Public Garden, 4 Charles St. Boston, MA02146, City of Boston Parks Dept at Free, The Parks and Recreation web page lists 8 other parks including Emerald Necklace, Arnold Arboretum, and more.
  • Botanical Garden of Smith College - Northampton, MA. Some is outside, some inside. Small. If out that way can tie in with visit to Smith College Art Museum.
  • Bridge of Flowers - Shelburne Falls, MA - The Bridge is open for the Season April 1 through October 30 -
  • Buttonwood Farms - 473 Shetucket Turnpike; Griswold, CT - wishes/ - Sunflowers - July 23 – 31 2016
  • Elizabeth Park Conservancy - 1561 Asylum Avenue, West Hartford CT 06117 - rose-garden.html
  • Elm Bank - 900 Washington Street (Rt 16) in Wellesley, MA Admission fee but free for members.
  • Fuller Gardens, 10 Willow Ave., North Hampton, NH
  • Garden in the Woods - 180 Hemenway Road • Framingham, MA -
  • Long Hill - 572 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 - hill.html
  • Lyman Estate, 185 Lyman St Waltham,Ma, 02452, Fee, Spring Herb Sale May 6-8, , 9am-5pm
  • Minuteman Visitors Center - Small garden. I can't find a link to this. but there is a small garden that holds mostly Iris and Peonies - blooms in June. Next to the Minuteman Visitors Center in Concord - 174 Liberty St., Concord, MA maybe.
  • Naumkeag - Stockbridge MA When to Visit: Open weekends April 2 to Memorial Day, 10AM to 5PM. Open daily Memorial Day to October 31, 10AM to 5PM. naumkeag.html
  • Northampton Community Gardens, 51 Prince St., Northampton, MA
  • Tower Hill Botanical Gardens - 11 French Drive, P.O. Box 598, Boylston, MA -
  • Wellesley College Botanic Gardens,106 Central St, Wellesley MA 02481, our_gardens 781-283-3094, Grounds open every day dawn to dusk , Greenhouses 8am-4pm ,M-F during the academic year(will be undergoing renovations)
  • Wicked Tulips Flower Farm - 90 Brown Ave Johnston RI 02919 - - May or while tulips last. 

The following allow photography even with tripods but do check.

  • Russells Garden Center 397 Post Rd. Wayland, MA 01778, 508-358-2283,9AM-7PM.
  • Mahoneys Garden Center (several locations) Boston Post RD(RT20) Wayland,1625Sudbury RD, Concord,MA, Western Ave. Brighton and 242 Cambridge ST. Winchester, MA 781-729-5900. 9M-6PM
  • Rivers Edge Garden Center, 12 Auburn ST extension, Framingham, MA 01701. 508-872-9580.9am-6pm, Sat and Sun 8 am-6pm





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