News & Events

Two high schoolers planting seeds in a starting tray

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

In December, the Westport High School Environmental Club volunteered at Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary to help collect native seed from important pollinator plants. The seed collected was from two native goldenrod species that are important nectar sources for monarch butterflies.

Monarch butterfly with a tag on its wing

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Throughout the month of September, we held 8 Monarch Tagging Events with the public and school groups. The Monarchs that we tagged are on their fall migration to Mexico, where other scientists will report the tags they recover during the monarch’s overwintering period. 

Volunteer putting an osprey into a box for translocation

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

This year marked the fourth year of Mass Audubon’s partnership with the University of Illinois at Springfield and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources to help restore an osprey breeding population in Illinois. 

Children playing in a channel of water

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon educators have been spending time exploring the amazing wildlife and wild places of New Bedford with the Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.) campers as part of the Explore Your Environment Summer Program.

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