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Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Main Loop Trail section closed for construction
Main Loop Trail section closed for construction

Get the latest information on the closure of the boardwalk at Bristol Blake State Reservation (connected to Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary). Updates will be posted as they come in, so check back often. Updated March 30.

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Kids looking out from overlook in winter

We have much to be thankful for at Stony Brook in 2016. This was a year punctuated by inspirational highlights, at least one memorable misfortune, and setting some new records. 

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Beaver swimming © Rene Laubach
Beaver swimming © Rene Laubach

By the late 1740s, beavers had been virtually eradicated from Massachusetts—now we "do battle" with them most every day! The process has provided some great teaching moments as well as a perfect opportunity for visitors to take a closer look at the impact these industrious and clever creatures can have on their habitat.

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Butterfly Garden at Stony Brook
Butterfly Garden at Stony Brook © Garden Club of Norfolk

The Garden Club of Norfolk plans to use a Garden Club Grant from the Massachusetts Master Gardener Association to expand and add more pollinators plants to the Butterfly Garden here at Stony Brook.