Published on February 26, 2021

Sanctuary Grows by 2.73 Acres

Pequid Brook along Main Loop Trail at MABA
Pequid Brook

Thanks to the generosity and vision of a longtime local family, the Museum of American Bird Art (MABA) has grown by nearly three acres!

The new addition offers greater protection for Pequit Brook, which flows through the wildlife sanctuary as an important part of the greater Neponset River Watershed.

At the end of January, Mass Audubon received a donation of 2.73 acres of wetlands adjacent to MABA from Bill Carroll and the Carroll Family, bringing the overall size of the Museum and surrounding habitats to more than 124 acres.

The new addition—called the Carroll Property—features a lovely series of rapids on Pequit Brook, which parallels the sanctuary's Main Loop Trail. Most of the land is a vibrant red maple swamp teeming with various species of native plants and animals.

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