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Faxon Pond

Pond [Title from recto.] ; Pond in the Arboretum [Title from verso.] ; 1 duplicate, 16 x 24.5 cm. Gelatin silver process.

Ponds, summer, Faxon Pond, ca. 1967

Photograph by M. Rosenfeld
Faxon Pond, Arnold Arboretum, Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, United States
ca. 1967

A larger version of this image is available in HOLLIS, the online catalog of Harvard Library.

Charles Edward Faxon spent the majority of his career at the Arnold Arboretum as Assistant Director in charge of the library and herbarium until his death in 1918.

The three ponds in the Bradley Rosaceous Collection—Dawson, Faxon, and Rehder, named for former Arboretum staff members—are teeming with wildlife. In the summer months look for small fish, frogs, turtles, dragonflies, and damselflies.

On Saturday, July 23, 2016 at 1pm, Arboretum docent Bob Mayer shares a walk and a discussion of the invertebrates and other fauna in and around these ponds. Bring binoculars if you have them for closer look at nature. The event is free, but registration is requested.

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