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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Forest at Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary is enrolled in our carbon offset project

Cold Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Climate Change

Statement on Carbon Offset Project

We entered the California market in good faith to commit ourselves to managing for carbon on these acres, generate income to support our mission, and support one of the most robust policies that puts a price on carbon emissions.

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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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Snowy Egret © Pat Ulrich

Snowy Egret © Pat Ulrich

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Our 125th Anniversary

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

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