Aerial view of people canoeing at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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Protecting the nature of Massachusetts for people and for wildlife.

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Snapping Turtle on a trail in Lancaster, MA © Patrick Randall

Snapping Turtle © Patrick Randall

Photo Contest

Calling All Shutterbugs

Our 2021 Photo Contest is officially open! Submit your photos of wildlife, landscapes, and people enjoying the nature of Massachusetts. Deadline to enter is September 30, 2021.

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Lake Wampanoag Wildlife Sanctuary

Lake Wampanoag 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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Sensory Friendly Days

In order to continue making nature accessible to all, we're offering a series of Sensory Friendly Days at sanctuaries throughout Massachusetts this summer!

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Land Conservation

40,000 Reasons to Celebrate

Mass Audubon now protects more than 40,000 acres of land in Massachusetts—a conservation milestone. Take an interactive look at our land protection efforts over the last 125 years.

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Snowy Egret © Pat Ulrich

Snowy Egret © Pat Ulrich

News & Events

Our 125th Anniversary

Mass Audubon has been protecting the nature of Massachusetts since 1896.

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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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