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This weekend, join us as we look for spring flowers, explore a vernal pool, build a bird house, hike and kayak by moonlight, learn and seek out migrating birds, and more! Come to the hills of Windsor for a Spring Ephemeral Flower and Edible Plant Walk with Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. We’ll teach you how to identify early spring wildflowers […]
Things are finally greening up. Some of our beautiful native blooms have emerged, and more are on their way. To celebrate, here are five flower portraits from past editions of our Photo Contest. Have a great shot of your own? Enter our 2015 Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest!
Mass Audubon staff have recently coordinated the donation of a much-needed Leica scope for staff at La Milpa Lodge, Belize. The scope was donated through the American Birding Association’s Birders’ Exchange program, which collects and distributes donated equipment for bird and habitat conservation throughout Latin American and the Caribbean. Bird Conservation’s Jeff Collins delivered the […]
Have you heard the buzz? We have six new beehives at Drumlin Farm! There are three on Boyce Field, one in the Learning Garden, one behind the Nature Center, and one in the sugar bush. On your next visit, follow this map to find them. You’ll notice some are painted, while others are not. That’s […]
Looking for new places to visit? Mass Audubon’s Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary is only 15 minutes from Broadmoor in Hopkinton. Last week the resident Osprey was bringing branches to the nest at the pond. Fishing was good too. Check out the website for directions to Waseeka. Ospreys aren’t the only animals branching out. Beavers at Broadmoor […]
On April 1, 2015, Mass Audubon acquired a conservation restriction on an important 48-acre forested parcel in a corridor linking our Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary to the extensive open lands in the western part of Northampton. For years we have had our eye on a group of undeveloped properties on the west side of Route 10 […]
Our bird banding station has opened for spring business. As of mid-April, we were seeing what you’d pretty much expect. But, as always, getting such a close look at even the most common birds is a pleasure. Tree swallows, hopped up on breeding hormones, have inadvertently flown into the mist nets a few times. This […]
As osprey pairs settle onto their platforms up and down the South Coast, preparing to raise a brood (or two!) of offspring this summer, a key to their success may be how many herring the adult osprey can feed to their young. “Herring are fueling the initial reproduction of ospreys,” said Allan Poole. They are […]