“This beautiful sheet of water, like a sapphire gem set round with emeralds…” Samuel Francis Smith, History of Newton, Massachusetts, 1880
The vibrant birdlife around Bullough’s Pond may be one of the first things visitors to the pond notice, but many creatures great and small frequent this lovely place. In the summer, the pond is literally buzzing with bees, dragonflies , mosquitoes and other insects.
Frogs, painted turtles and huge snapping turtles live in the pond.
Raccoons are always nearby, and when there are few people about, that’s when a coyote might be spotted, as this one was, just a few feet from the pond.
Fish swimming in the pond include bluegill, yellow perch and largemouth bass.
Darting around the shores are chipmunks, gray squirrels, rabbits, and other small mammals.