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On tap for this weekend: Winter hikes, animal tracking, snowshoeing, eagle watching, backyard sugaring, and more! Come learn about winter animals during Animal Tracking at Arcadia in Easthampton and Northampton. Make your own track book and learn the different walking patterns of wildlife before heading out on the trails to discover the mysteries of animal tracking. […]
The nature of Massachusetts offers endless color, but it’s also perfect for black and white photography, which highlights its textures, patterns, and moods. Take a break with five beautiful black and white photographs from our past Photo Contests.
Over the last 50 years, grassland birds have experienced steeper, more consistent, and more widespread population decline than any other avian group in North America. Have a look at the data we presented in Massachusetts State of the Birds 2013 to document this decline right here in the Bay State. The main factors behind these declines […]
Winter days are studies in contrast. Winter sunsets can be glorious colors or dramatic studies in black and white. A little sun following a light snowfall reveals a story below the surface. A meadow vole tunneled just under the snow from one side of the trail to the next. Protection from foxes and hawks? Light, […]
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 […]
They’re not pretty, but necropsies are an important part of understanding the lives of sea turtles and the many challenges they face. A necropsy is not for everyone; but each winter at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, we have a packed house as staff and volunteers from Wellfleet Bay, the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance, teachers and students gather to examine the […]
As we enter our 10th growing season (wow, where has the time gone), we have so much to celebrate at Moose Hill Community Farm. Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary has leased land to a local commercial family farm, Ward’s Berry Farm, for years. Discussions around organic farming began over 10 years ago between the former Sanctuary Director, […]
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 […]