"Flora, Fauna of the Charles River" celebrates the Charles River with a virtual walk along the one-mile stretch of the river from Watertown Square to Bridge Street. Photographer and naturalist Carole Smith Berney presents a colorful and entertaining look at the river and pathway, featuring the wildflowers, birds, herons, ducks, turtles and furry creatures found there. See the riverscape along with the people who walk, run, skate, bike, fish and birdwatch along the path. One portion of the show focuses on the efforts of Massachusetts DCR planner Dan Driscoll with before and after shots of the Charles River Pathway. Berney is a Watertown naturalist, wildlife photographer and nature educator. Inspired by her many walks on the Charles River Path in Watertown and Newton, she has documented life along the river in all seasons and weather over several years. Her "portraits" of animals help to enhance the community's appreciation of the biodiversity and natural beauty found close to urban settings. The show ends with a reflective look at the river set to the Anne Marie David's piano composition, Birch Pennings from her CD, The First Morning (www.annemariedavid.com). Carole Smith Berney exhibits her work locally and presents slideshows for libraries, community groups, assisted-living facilities, senior centers, and schools. This program is based on her lecture last fall as part of the Newton Conservators Lecture Series in November, 2004. The Environmental Show is produced by the Newton Conservators (www.newtonconservators.org). This Environmental Show episode was originally aired on NewTV (www.newtv.org) in April, 2005.
The Environmental Show is a volunteer educational project of the Newton Conservators (www.newtonconservators.org), a land trust / open space organization in Newton, Massachusetts. Learn more about your parks and open spaces with the Newton Conservators. The Newton Conservators shows are hosted by Cris Criscitiello and other members of the Conservators.