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If you’ve ever enjoyed a day at the beach, no doubt you have been entertained by the antics of a few fleet-footed shorebirds as they scurry about in the waves, looking for morsels of food buried in the sand. As summer begins to wane, migratory shorebirds begin their long, annual journey south for the winter, […]
Boston Nature Center in Mattapan recently took center stage as part of our Instagram Sanctuary Takeover. Check out the week worth of posts below. (Please note: email subscribers may need visit to the blog here to see the images). This week we’re taking a break, but we will be back next week with Wellfleet Bay.
Whaat?!? That’s right folks, tonight, at 7PM, the Boston Landmark’s Orchestra will be opening their season with Rhapsody in Green. Our own Wayne Petersen will be offering some opening thoughts on bird conservation, and the performance will feature an app for the audience that includes data and maps from our very own Breeding Bird Atlas 2. […]
Hello again! This is Kylie, Mass Audubon Conservation Policy Intern, back with another report on my summer endeavors. Many of my latest experiences have provided me with the chance to learn from the organizations and individuals around me, while others have allowed me to contribute skills of my own. Inspiring Learning Opportunities Throughout the summer […]
Tree swallows have left Broadmoor after producing more than 140 young in the nestboxes. They will gather by the thousands and head south. Look for large groups at Plum Island, on the Cape, and other coastal locations. This summer, Boston University graduate student, Lucy Zipf, compiled data on tree swallows collected here over the past […]
By Nick Rossi, Conservation Restriction Stewardship Specialist Even on a hot day in a dry summer, beaver ponds remain a wet and bustling oasis for wildlife. Mass Audubon has many beaver ponds within its sanctuary network, and we may have another one soon. We anticipate adding roughly 86 acres to Rutland Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in central […]
Crops Updates are provided by Drumlin Farm Crops Manager Matt Celona. We Got Rain. We Need More. We did get about one inch of rain on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday. Many crops look revived and happy. However, it’s a good bet that the warm weather will last, since the outlook is for 90s continuing into […]
We promised to follow up on an earlier post (Wellfleet Bay Volunteer Keeps an Eagle Eye on Hawks) about the Red-tailed Hawk nest on the Outer Cape that has been closely monitored this summer by volunteers Jeannette Bragger and Nancy Braun along with expert raptor photographer Michael Brokenshire. Jeannette and Michael have generously shared some […]
May 29, 2016 Allens Pond, Dartmouth – Part 2: Field Station/ Little Beach The next day, I return to Allens Pond, arriving at the Field Station entrance by 8:30 am. I’m first to pull into the parking area, but am soon joined by Jocelyn, the coastal waterbird monitor. Just the right person to ply with […]
Hi all, Last week were brought in up to 18 crops for distribution, and because we are at a peak point in the season, we should be bringing in similar numbers. “Buy a 5 gallon bucket” of tomatoes will continue during every distribution day this week, as well as Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 – 7 pm; price […]
We’re back with another peek into Session 5! The second half of the week has included many more great activities. One of the favorites was “Super Seine” where campers used seine nets to catch fish and other organisms in the shallow area of the pond. Archery is of course always a popular activity and plenty […]