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The fall color change in New England has been inspiring artists for decades. We love seeing different interpretations of the brilliant shades of reds, yellows, and oranges, including these striking photographs that highlight fall foliage in Massachusetts. Have a great shot of your own? The deadline for the 2014 Picture This Photo Contest is September 30!
Looking for something fun to do this weekend? We have a few ideas, from a canoe trip down the Charles and a free, family fun festival in Boston to a food preservation workshop and an art exhibit opening. Join Broadmoor in Natick for a Fall Foliage Morning Canoe on the Charles to enjoy the many colors […]
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 […]
The most beautiful season has begun. Maples and birches are turning color and reflections in the Mill Pond look like watercolor paintings. Last Saturday’s Birding by Canoe on the Charles was picture perfect. Eastern phoebe, belted kingfisher, great blue heron, red-tailed hawk, spotted sandpiper, and common yellowthroat are just some of the 27 species […]
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 […]
As nights begin to get downright nippy, our diamondback terrapin nesting season is in its final stage and we start assessing how we and the turtles did this summer. There’s lots of data yet to crunch, but we have some anecdotal assessments to share. For instance, this was the summer of twins. We had 7 confirmed pairs […]