Snowy Egret wading in a wetland at sunset © Pat Ulrich

Snowy Egret © Pat Ulrich

Protecting Nature for 125 Years

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Snowy Egret © Pat Ulrich

Our Mission

Protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.

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What's Happening at Mass Audubon

Boardwalk trail in summer at Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary (Kristin Foresto/Mass Audubon)

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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Hit the Trail(s)

There are hundreds of trails waiting for you to explore at more than 60 wildlife sanctuaries across the state! Remember to review our COVID-19 Trail Guidelines before visiting. Most sanctuary buildings are still closed.

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Eastern Bluebird nestlings in a nestbox

Eastern Bluebird nestlings

Nature & Wildlife

Be Prepared for Baby Birds

It's officially spring! Before the baby birds start hatching, make sure you know what to do—and not do—if you find one out of the nest.

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Get Outdoors

Nature Play Days

Getting outside and playing in nature is good for children and adults! We've got nature play ideas and activities that families can enjoy together.

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News & Events

Bird-a-thon is Back!

Our annual fundraiser and birding competition brings birders, nature-lovers, and families together to celebrate the wonders of spring.

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Stock Up for Spring

Find guides, gear, and gifts to make the most of the season.

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Headstarted young Eastern Spadefoot Toad resting on a person's fingertip

Eastern Spadefoot Toad

Nature Needs You

Currently, 16 amphibians and reptiles are listed as endangered or threatened in Massachusetts. We're working with partners statewide to help as many as we can—from sea turtles to the tiny Eastern Spadefoot Toad.

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Expand your nature knowledge on a wide variety of topics or visit far-flung places without ever leaving home!

Everyone can connect to nature with Mass Audubon's in-person, socially-distanced programs at wildlife sanctuaries across the state.

From big conservation wins to new initiatives to late-breaking announcements, our press releases cover the latest Mass Audubon news.

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