Mass Audubon Blogs
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Need a great reason to make a donation to Mass Audubon in honor of #GivingTuesday? Here are five! Land. 35,000 acres protected across the state—beautiful landscapes to explore and enjoy. Wildlife. More than 150 endangered and threatened native species call these lands home. Kids. Outdoors, unplugged, getting dirty, having fun, learning to love the natural world. […]
Wachusett Meadow in Princeton offers scenic views, abundant wildlife, diverse habitats, and historic buildings, including a barn for the resident sheep. Enjoy these five portraits of the wildlife sanctuary from past participants in our Photo Contest.
With Thanksgiving approaching, turkey is on everyone’s mind. While best known as a delicious Thanksgiving centerpiece, the Wild Turkey is also an exemplary icon of conservation success. This quintessentially American bird can now be found roaming free in every state except Alaska, but this was not always the case. For nearly 100 years, there were no […]
Thanksgiving is just one week away. Are you stocking up on butter? Have you figured out your oven schedule? Does a turkey really have to rest for an hour before you carve it? Did you remember to invite your 3rd cousin, Jenny? Don’t panic. At least not yet. During the holiday season, it’s quite easy […]
Natural beauty in November can be subtle. Skim ice concentrates mallards in small pools of open water. Native grasses left standing in the mowed fields will spread seeds to expand this habitat next year. The leaves of yellow pond lilies are frozen into the skim ice off the boardwalk. On the mud bottom below the […]
As any new birder knows, identifying birds beyond the backyard regulars can be frustratingly slow-going. But volunteer Mary Lou Heintz was determined to learn her birds. An avid fan of all things outdoors, she took an intensive weekend course in bird banding when she lived in Connecticut. A year ago, Mary Lou moved to Harwich and wanted a […]
The start of October came and went and the final distribution occurred, so now what? For two weeks after the last distribution the farm was still busy with activity. While the crops no longer yielded enough to harvest for all our shareholders, there were some vegetables in the fields. These vegetables can be of use […]
Each year we take the quiet days of autumn to reflect on the programs from the previous summer, and look for opportunities to provide programming that best meets the needs and interests of our camp families. This past fall has been no different as we took a close look at our Leaders-In-Training and Trek programs […]
This is from a series of posts by MABA resident artist Barry Van Dusen Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Natick on October 15, 2015 Autumn is coming on strong and touches of fall color are everywhere on this large reserve in Natick. The shortening of the days is ushering in the fall migrants: white-throated and swamp sparrows, ruby-crowned kinglets, palm and […]