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Cape Cod and Islands

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Long Pasture pin

The Wildlife on Tap lecture series at Cape Cod Beer is a special event each winter where attendees can learn about wildlife over some fine beverages. Each presenter in the series is an expert in the field. Come have a beer and learn something new about some of Cape Cod's amazing critters!

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Central Massachusetts

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Preschool kids with scarecrow

Play is the natural work of children. Wachusett Meadow’s Nature Adventures for Young Folks preschool program allows children to do what they do naturally—spend time outdoors learning, exploring the wonders of nature, building friendships and developing a deeper sense of place.

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Connecticut River Valley

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Greater Boston

Museum of American Bird Art

Front cover of Massachusetts Masterpieces
Cover image: Black-bellied Plover by Melvin G. Lawrence (1870-1932)

Many of the most important birds in the history of decoy-making were made in Massachusetts. In this new, lavishly produced art book, thirty-six never-before-published historical photographs are combined with important, new historical material. 

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North of Boston

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event January 28, 2017
Bill Gette with winter birding group

Winter is a wonderful time to bird in northeastern Massachusetts and southeastern New Hampshire. In celebration of this season, Joppa Flats is hosting the Superbowl of Birding XIV on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

Joppa Flats Education Center

Sign for hand knit items fundraiser at Joppa Flats

The Joppa Flats Education Center gift shop is offering a unique line of gifts, created through an unusually productive collaboration between birders and knitters. Hand-knit hats, mittens, scarves, cowls, and more are pouring in to Joppa Flats as donations, straight from the knitting needles of volunteers recruited via knitting networks.

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South of Boston

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Duck Derby

This year was indeed the “Lucky 13th” year for the Allens Pond Duck Derby with a record number of 6,931 ducks racing on the incoming tide at Barney’s Joy. Congratulations to all the winners. See the official list of this year's winners!

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

All That You Dream © Ann Christensen
All That You Dream © Ann Christensen

The Gallery at Mass Audubon’s Moose Hill is pleased to announce its newest exhibit, Sky...Looking Up, about the wonderment and infinite possibilities of expression inspired by the sky above us.

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Drink our Coffee, Save our Birds! Birds & Beans Coffee

Tropical habitat destruction is one of today’s biggest threats to neo-tropical migrants. You can help by purchasing Birds & Beans™ coffee through North River’s Bird Friendly™ Coffee Club!

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Purple martins © Mary Keleher
© Mary Keleher

Stony Brook is one of the few nesting sites in Massachusetts for the purple martin—North America’s largest swallow. However, our current housing structure is not built to support population monitoring and has limited nesting space. If we do not expand the number of housing options, returning purple martins will very quickly find themselves without a nesting space in our emerging colony.

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