Neil Hayward and Robert H. Stymeist
It was a hot July and August in our region. The mercury hit 90 degrees or higher in Boston on seven days in July and six days in August. Since May of this year, many areas of the state have been in severe drought. During that period, the rainfall in Boston was 7.2 inches less than the average, making it the tenth-driest period since 1872.
GRAY-CHEEKED THRUSH BY NEIL DOWLING
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