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Your weekend fun awaits! Join us as we search for eagles, explore by snowshoe, learn about chickens, and more. Grab your snowshoes because snow is in the forecast. We have several snowshoes programs planned around the state. No snowshoes? No problem—many of our wildlife sanctuaries have pairs you can rent or borrow (see descriptions for […]
In honor of World Wetlands Day on February 2, enjoy a visual look at life at a pond in Massachusetts. Can you spot and identify all 25 plants and animals? Click the graphic to make it bigger.
In January Joan Walsh, Dr Jon Atwood, and David Sibley led 24 explorers on the Mass Audubon Travel Program’s expedition to the Peruvian Amazon. The trip logged 640 miles on three different rivers, and combined bird lists of the participants and guides topped 200 species. From the pre-dawn calling Undulated Tinamous and the lumbering Horned Screamers […]
by Sarah Lang, Drumlin Farm CSA Coordinator If there was a trophy for the strangest looking vegetable on the farm, celeriac (aka celery root) would certainly be a leading contender. When first wrestled from the ground, celeriac bears more resemblance to a Mandrake out of a Harry Potter novel than a recognizable vegetable (no Mandrakes were […]
What a difference a week makes! Outflow from the gristmill site was a frozen waterfall last week. This week a belted kingfisher, a winter wren and this beautiful swamp sparrow were spotted along the water’s edge, visible from the boardwalk. Are mallards vegetarians? Not this one seen lunching on a frog off the main bridge […]
Why would so many people come to a sea turtle necropsy? The year’s first session at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution’s Quisset campus lab was packed! These sessions are about dissecting turtles and they’re not for everyone. So, who were all these people? Some were “regulars”. There were folks who walked cold and sometimes dark beaches last fall in […]
Harry Higbee, a noted ornithologist, was the very first superintendent hired at Moose Hill. He was charged with maintaining the property and teaching visitors about planting to attract birds. Periodically, Harry Higbee wrote about what was happening at the sanctuary, sharing his own observations and thoughts…and his own poetry. I came across this great photo […]
Best wishes to all Wildwood families as 2015 comes to a close and the countdown to Wildwood camp 2016 begins. Thank you all for your support of Wildwood this past year, all of which helped us have an incredible summer of camp. During this time of the year, I like to take a moment to […]
December 7, 2015 Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary, Attleboro Early December is one of those in-between times for birders. The migrations of autumn are mostly past, and the winter visitors have yet to arrive. A walk in the woods at this season can seem devoid of avian creatures, but this morning at Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary, […]