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It’s difficult enough to photograph a person and create a compelling portrait—but try capturing an intimate portrait of a shy wild animal. Despite the challenges, many of our immensely talented Photo Contest entrants have done just that. Here are some of our favorites. Have a great shot of your own? There’s still time to enter the 2014 Picture This Photo Contest!
Spend the last official weekend of summer outdoors with us. On our agenda: a fall fair, hawkwatches, bird banding, canoeing, a hayride, and more! Enjoy crafts, activities, food, and animal demonstrations as part of the Stony Brook Fall Fair in Norfolk. New this year: the 1st Annual Wood Duck Derby where you can adopt a duck for a chance to […]
Saw-whet owls have yellow eyes, white faces, white-speckled heads, and mottled brown feathers. Small birds that only weigh 2.3-5.3 ounces and stand 7.1-8.3 inches, they tend to eat mice. An adult mouse will sometimes last a saw-whet owl two meals. Usually found in forests, the saw-whet owl is one of the most common owls in […]
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 […]
Yellow is the first color of fall. Fields of goldenrods in flower are among the first. Goldenrod sometimes gets a bad reputation for causing allergies, but the flowers are bee pollinated, so the pollen gets a ride on an insect, not the wind. The real culprit for those with allergies is Ragweed. It’s many little […]
Early next month Mass Audubon will submit its first-ever application for Land Trust Accreditation. Accreditation is a new, independent program of the national Land Trust Alliance, of which Mass Audubon is a member, which encourages the application of national quality standards to the work land trusts do preserving natural areas, forests, and farms. The application […]
Wellfleet Bay turtle field coordinator Ron Kielb got word this morning that a Kemp’s ridley sea turtle had been found alive at Ellis Landing on the bayside of Brewster. With most of our troops focused on lots of hatching diamondback terrapin nests these days, we’re not quite in sea turtle rescue mode yet! Ron Kielb […]