Leadership Friends: Programs & Special Events

Canoe outing at Goose Pond (Photo: Rene Laubach)
Leadership Friends canoe outing at Goose Pond (Photo: Rene Laubach)

As a member of the Leadership Friends community, you’ll enjoy exclusive special events and expert-led nature programs throughout the year with people who share your devotion to protecting our natural places.

Seasonal Nature Programs

LF raptor program with Norm Smith © Shawn Carey
© Shawn Carey

Connect with other Leadership Friends and the natural world you protect at our exclusive programs led by Mass Audubon’s top naturalists and birding leaders. We host these outings to thank you for protecting our precious wild spaces.

Previous events have included:

  • Spring Migration Birding at Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge.
  • Monarch butterfly tagging at Wachusett Meadow in Princeton.
  • Wild edibles walk at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln.

Special Events

Board Chair at 2019 LF Garden Party


Engage with Mass Audubon’s President and other Leadership Friends at our Audubon Insights event as you enjoy a presentation by key staff who share unique "insight" into our initiatives, history, and programs.

GARDEN PARTY (Late Spring/Summer)

Celebrate your support at our annual Garden Party, held at Mass Audubon's headquarters in Lincoln. Enjoy an afternoon of hors d’oeuvres and drinks with friends and Mass Audubon leadership, and hear a presentation by an engaging guest speaker on mission-related topics.


Enjoy a lovely evening of connecting with friends, special discount shopping, beverages and hearty hors d’oeuvres at our annual Winter Open House. Attended by Mass Audubon’s President, this event at our Mass Audubon Shop in Lincoln has been a winter tradition for over 30 years.