Mass Audubon Blogs
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The end of summer brings a new kind of beachgoer: waves of shorebirds that stop by Massachusetts beaches as they migrate south for the winter. This spectacle began in early July, and though we’re nearing the end of its peak (mid-August), it will continue through mid-November. Where to Look Migratory shorebirds can appear on practically any […]
The natural world is full of fascinating patterns, a fact that hasn’t escaped the keen eyes of our Photo Contest participants. Have a great shot of your own? There’s still time to enter the 2014 Picture This Photo Contest! Like this? Check out Take 5: Beach Scenes.
We grow several varieties of eggplant at Drumlin Farm including black eggplant (the traditional variety), oriental eggplant (long and skinny), and rosa bianca (round and mostly white). Each one is unique in shape and color, but all are equally delicious, whether baked, sautéed, grilled, or roasted. Can’t decide what to do with your eggplant? Try […]
It’s always a good time to be at Wildwood, but August is a particularly special time. The mild weather, and the thought of school approaching means that we can really soak in the great times we’re having here. Sailing is always a popular choice for campers who want to learn a new skill and soak […]
Baby birds are everywhere. Listen for plaintive calls and watch parent birds with bills full of food deliver it to babies as large as they are. How can you tell? Baby birds look like the don’t know what to do yet and often have fuzzy feathers with smudged looking markings. This young Gray catbird was […]
One of the most hopeful recent advances in conservation science has been the concept of resilience—that some natural settings are better suited than others to withstand the impacts of climate change. It has been equally helpful and hopeful for us to learn that there are actions that virtually any human can take to increase the […]
The next time you’re mowing, weed-whacking or otherwise ridding your yard of unwanted plants, take a closer look. Some of them may produce a lot of food and habitat for wildlife. This is not to say you shouldn’t guard against invasive species, such as spotted knapweed, multiflora rose or Asian bittersweet. But consider the ubiquitous pokeweed, a […]