Photos by Rob MacDonald

“There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

All photos by Rob MacDonald Hanson, MA rjmacdonald@gmail.com
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Indian Head River Trail (IHRT) Indian Head River Trail (IHRT) Indian Head River Greenway Trail System runs along both sides of the Indian Head River...

Indian Head River Trail (IHRT)

Indian Head River Greenway Trail System runs along both sides of the Indian Head River between Luddams Ford Park Hanover/Pembroke and State Street in Hanson.…

Wildlands Trust

Founded in 1973, Wildlands Trust is one of the largest and oldest regional land trusts in Massachusetts. With numerous preserves spread primarily across southeastern Massachusetts, Wildlands Trust is working to ensure the protection of 8,500 acres of natural and agricultural lands.  Photos from WIldlands Trust preserves with particular focus on the Striar Conservancy in Halifax, WillowBrook Farm Pembroke, Great River Preserve Bridgewater, and Tucker in Pembroke. Also information on the WIldlands Trust Adopt-A-Preserve volunteer program.
Photos from Wildlands Trust preserves around the the South Shore.
Photos from Wildlands Trust preserves around the the South Shore.
Birds Birds Birds, both terrestrial and pelagic. Photos of pelagic birds were taken for the most part out on Stellwagen Bank...

Birds

Birds, both terrestrial and pelagic. Photos of pelagic birds were taken for the most part out on Stellwagen Bank and in the Canadian Maritimes.

Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area

This area was once known as the Great Cedar Swamp until lumber, industrial, and agricultural endeavors transformed the landscape to what we see today. After all of the cedar trees had been harvested, Albert C. Burrage purchased sections of this area in the early 1900’s and built a large factory on a 40 acre site at what is now the corner of Pleasant and Hawkes Ave. This industrial complex consisted of 4 factory buildings, offices, workers homes as well as a small hotel. After a large fire in 1919, the factory was closed and next came large scale cranberry farming which continued till 2002 when the property (1600+ acres) was purchased by the Mass Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.
Burrage Pond WMA Photos.

Hanson, MA 02341

Photos from around the town of Hanson, MA including Town of Hanson Conservation properties.

South Shore Herring

The video below was taken in Pembroke at the base of the fish ladder leading from Herring Brook to Glover Mill Pond. I used a GOPRO with a waterproof case and easily captured this video.

Below the video is a photo gallery pretty much from the same location.
Photos in this gallery are from the fish ladder located between Glover Mill Pond and what used to be Mill Pond in Pembroke. Also some downstream photos along…

Vernal Pools

Vernal Pool observations from the Wildlands Trust Striar Conservancy in Halifax, MA.
Michael MacDonald—Caddisflies as Stream Engineers - Today's Voices of Conservation Science
Michael MacDonald—Caddisflies as Stream Engineers - Today's Voices of Conservation Science
Michael MacDonald, a graduate student at Montana State University in the Department of Ecology, discusses his wonderful path to graduate school.� He also discusses his research on how caddisflies alter substrate stability and nutrient cycling.

Eastern Screech Owl

We've had great success with our backyard owl box hosting both gray and rufous screech owls. This video shows a particularly engaged resident one warm and windy afternoon.
Screech-Owl
Video of a gray morph Eastern Screech-Owl in my Hanson backyard. Be patient as it takes a few seconds to load.

Places

White Mountains, Canadian Maritimes, Quebec & Western US.

Man Made

Ships, Boats, Bridges, etc.

Stellwagen Bank

Photos from several trips to the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sactuary.