Summer 2022 brought many days of very hot temperatures and drought conditions leading to water woes. Fortunately severe drought was avoided as rain events became more frequent from September onward. Our contributing photographers managed to get out in the field and/or explore their backyards, and they encountered
opportunities for some great shots.
These highlights from summer and early fall represent the great diversity of wildlife and habitats
in central Massachusetts.
Left: Immature male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Rutland. Photo by Anne Greene.