Return of the River Otters to the Charles River Peninsula, plus a snowberry clearwing
Keep your eyes out for river otters if you are canoeing on the Charles River in Needham/Dover/Natick. I saw a couple, very briefly, for the first time in over a year. Short long distance clip below.
Otherwise, things are pretty quiet at the CRP these days (except for the incessant whining of the red-tailed hawks). Some evidence of swallow staging, monarch butterflies increasing in number. Goldenrod in full bloom, along with purple loosestrife (pretty but troubling).
Find of the day: a "snowberry clearwing" otherwise known as a bumblebee moth. This one is pretty worn.