Nature & Wildlife

In Massachusetts, each season presents new and exciting opportunities to explore and understand our ever-changing landscape and its inhabitants. Here you can find information about commonly encountered wildlife and invasive plants. Want to learn more? Sign up for an upcoming program.

Outdoor Almanac

flowers and bee

Every day brings new wonders. What does Mother Nature have in store for us in the coming weeks? Find out everything from the phases of the moon to wildlife happenings in our Outdoor Almanac.

Common Fall & Winter Birds

Common Fall & Winter Birds


Whether you’re briskly pacing across Boston Common or gazing out your kitchen window into a snow-covered suburban backyard, birds can be seen all winter long. Learn more about cold weather birds found in Massachusetts.

Go Birding


Mass Audubon’s wildlife sanctuaries offer excellent opportunities to see and learn more about the birds of Massachusetts, whether you’re on a naturalist-guided walk or on your own with one of our bird checklists. Learn More

Quick Guides

Pick up new nature knowledge on the fly with a Quick Guide to the eastern meadowlark, roseate tern, killdeer, snowy owl, barn swallow, and cliff swallow. Find them all!

Monarch butterfly quick guide
killdeer infographic