08 Animal & Environment 1st. John Tlumacki / The Boston Globe Boston 11/06/21 Pigeons fly down Winter Street past the Christmas Tree that was erected Saturday morning on the Macys department store building. 2nd. Lauren O. Lambert / Freelance On April 9, 2021, approximately 800,000 blue back and alewife river herring travel up the 23 mile long Taunton and Nemasket river stretch starting at the mouth of Narragansett Bay to the Assawompset Pond in Lakeville to spawn. This is the longest herring run in Massachusetts. 3rd. Lauren O. Lambert / Freelance Researchers with the Saltmarsh Habitat and Aviation Research Program tag and gather data from an adult saltmarsh sparrow at the Wallis Marsh in New Hampshire on August 16, 2021. HM1. Lauren O. Lambert / Freelance On March 20, 2021 an associate with the Sea Life Aquarium holds one of approximately 85 endangered Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle in the ocean for release at Galveston beach in Texas in March. HM2. Lauren O. Lambert / Freelance A female common yellowthroat flies carrying a bug across a foggy meadow in Machias Maine on August 12, 2021.