100 Years of Wildlife Sanctuaries


We are celebrating 100 years of our wildlife sanctuaries! Back in 1916, the Moose Hill Bird Sanctuary was established in Sharon when Dr. George W. Field offered his estate to Mass Audubon to attract birds and people interested in birds. Fast forward to 2016 and there are 56 wildlife sanctuaries to explore!

You can be part of the celebration!

Sanctuary Takeover on Instagram

Our wildlife sanctuaries will “takeover” Mass Audubon's Instagram feed for a few days at a time, showing off what makes each sanctuary unique. Follow along >

A Timeline of Wildlife Sanctuaries

Trailmaster at Moose Hill in Sharon
Trailmaster at Moose Hill in Sharon

Enjoy our interactive brief overview of the history of Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries.

Take a Photo Journey

View a slideshow of our wildlife sanctuaries and then hit the trails. Have a great photo? Share on your favorite social media site and be sure to include #sanctuaries100.

Sanctuaries 100th Gear

Bring the 100 years of Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries Celebration home! Artworks, mugs, hats, and t-shirts are now on sale

Join Today, Make a Lasting Difference

Members enjoy free admission to wildlife sanctuaries, discounts on programs, and more. Already a member? Consider a donation above and beyond your dues to make a bigger impact.