Regional News

Check here for the latest news from Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries around the state.

Berkshires

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Campers at Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Explore the nature of the Berkshires this summer with our experienced camp staff, and connect with old friends and new! Programs are specially designed to spark a child’s curiosity and care for the natural world through hands-on habitat exploration, interactions with wildlife, and creative crafts and projects.

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Cape Cod and Islands

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Red-tailed hawk in Truro © Susan Wellington
© Susan Wellington

Join Wellfleet Bay for sociable and educational birding talks this winter. Cheep Eats: Raptors on the Outer Cape will offer armchair birding and a cheap lunch—because you're invited to bring your own brown bag! Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Osprey adult and chick on platform

Last summer, more than 50 citizen scientists trekked through the woods and across beaches to ensure another successful year of monitoring our island’s osprey and horseshoe crab populations. Learn about the results of these projects and how you can get involved next season. 

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Central Massachusetts

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Connecticut River Valley

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Greater Boston

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Dr. Eric Chivian with tree frog

Join us on Sunday, March 26, at the Natick Center for the Arts for this year's Jean and Henry Stone Memorial Lecture—"Human Health and the Environment"—with Nobel Laureate Dr. Eric Chivian.

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North of Boston

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 25-26, March 4-5, March 11-12
Sap buckets on tree © Marie-Anne Verougstraete
© Marie-Anne Verougstraete

Learn how to identify a sugar maple, observe tapping and sap collection methods, watch the sap being boiled down in the sugarhouse, and get a sweet taste of the final product.

Joppa Flats Education Center

Family fun in Joppa Flats’ backyard © Lisa Hutchings
© Lisa Hutchings

Joppa Flats will be full of activity over February school vacation, offering families and youth a variety of engaging educational programs focused on science and nature from February 18–23.

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South of Boston

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

eastern bluebird © Dorrie Holmes
eastern bluebird © Dorrie Holmes

As the days in February grow longer, Eastern bluebirds are some of the first birds to locate a place to start a nest. Learn more about these beloved birds and find out how you can help them.

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