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Like us, many animals put on a new set of “clothes” during the colder months. Here are five local creatures that sport different looks in summer and winter. American Goldfinch Spinus tristis When the weather grows cold, people inevitably start asking about all those drab yellow-gray birds that are visiting their feeders. They’ve just discovered […]
The black-capped chickadee is the official state bird of Massachusetts. This bold, hardy creature is found all across the Commonwealth in all seasons, so it’s no surprise that our photo contest entrants love to snap their portraits. Enjoy these five images and learn more about black-capped chickadees.
From Christmas trees to mistletoe, nature is a central part of modern traditions during winter solstice. Their origins, however, lie in pagan celebrations of the return of the sun, the lengthening of the days, and anticipation of a new harvest season. Evergreen Trees Druid legends say that in a time before man, the sun went […]
It has been an absolutely incredible year for Wildwood! Among our accomplishments; we have brought on new staff, had a record number of summer camp participants, and expanded programming beyond the summer months. These last twelve months have confirmed that people all over crave an experience where they can reconnect with nature as part of […]
A year ago, the Saltonstall Nature Center reopened following major renovations and additions including the Esther Parker pavilion. Thanks to volunteers from Thoughtforms Corporation we are celebrating with some finishing touches. Pavers and benches were added to the pavilion as part of the annual Service Day. The lone raker cleared leaves and twigs […]
Mass Audubon is excited to report that we are partnering with the Coalition for Buzzards Bay to help support the Nasketucket Bay Land Conservation Project which aims to permanently protect nearly 400 acres of vulnerable coastline in Fairhaven and Mattapoisett, all of which surrounds Mass Audubon’s Wards Rock Wildlife Sanctuary. The project supports numerous conservation […]
Walking a Cape Cod beach in November, as anyone who tries it quickly discovers, requires a combination of several layers of clothing and a teeth-gritting determination to rescue whatever beached sea turtles are out there. Night patrol demands not just thick clothing but a willingness to walk a cold, wind-blasted beach in total darkness, a degree of […]