Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Spanning Easthampton and Northampton, Arcadia’s diverse terrain (forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands) attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You will also find a thriving population of wildflowers, thanks to its rich, loamy soil, which is characteristic of the Connecticut River floodplain. Read More

Sanctuary News & Events

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The spring has been a busy time for our environmental educators with many schools choosing to enrich their students' education with field trips to Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary.


Mass Audubon’s Connecticut River Valley Sanctuaries have launched a new program that allows you to adopt an acre of grassland. You can directly protect essential habitat by adopting an acre or more of the 185 acres of grassland we maintain at Arcadia, Laughing Brook, and Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuaries.

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Upcoming Programs

August 21, 2015 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Come learn about these two species that fly during the dusk and evening hours! Common nighthawks and...
August 22, 2015 10:30am - 12:30pm
Join Tom Gagnon (Vice-president West of the Massachusetts Butterfly Club) to search for late summer butterflies...
August 26, 2015 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Summer evenings are filled with the mechanical sounds of katydids or long-horned grasshoppers. View a...
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Birthday Parties


Looking for a place to have an exciting and memorable birthday? We offer birthday parties with fun outdoor activities led by a naturalist. Learn More

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Membership benefits include free admission to all of our wildlife sanctuaries across the state, plus discounts on programs and shop purchases.

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