Mass Audubon Blogs
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With Thanksgiving approaching, it’s time to give thanks for the wild turkey. Once completely wiped out of the state due to over-harvesting, this bird is now a regular fixture of forests and even suburban and urban areas. Our past Photo Contest participants have captured the many facets of this fascinating species.
This holiday season give the gift of rivers, forests, marshes, and meadows. Through November 30, a Mass Audubon gift membership is just $32—half off the regular rate! Your gift membership recipients will enjoy: Year-round admission to 54 beautiful wildlife sanctuaries. Free Places to Explore, a full-color guide to our wildlife sanctuaries, nature centers, and museums. […]
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 […]
The leaves are falling and the air is much cooler here at Wildwood as we prepare to head into winter. In the past, we had almost completely closed up by this time of year and conducted all of our camp business from Lincoln, MA. This year the Wildwood year-round staff are excited to spend the […]
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 […]
A few weeks ago, Mass Audubon hosted a field trip from LTA’s 2014 Rally (national land conservation conference), held in Providence, RI. We took about 30 people to our Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary at LaSalette to learn from expert forager—Russ Cohen—how to identify and indulge in edible wild plants and mushrooms. We started the day […]
Just 24 hours ago, the wildlife was serving as both turtle rescue headquarters and first aid center. We had turtles stacked in the lobby, turtles being bathed in kiddie pools and turtles boxed up and ready for pick up by the New England Aquarium. Today, most of the turtles have been collected by the aquarium […]