Operated in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Blue Hills Trailside Museum is the interpretive center for the state-owned Blue Hills Reservation and features a natural history museum and outdoor exhibits of native wildlife. The animals on display—including Snowy Owls and a River Otter—have been rescued and would not survive in the wild.
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Sanctuary Director Norman Smith has been tracking & relocating Snowy Owls from Boston Logan Airport since 1981. About the project >
Originally constructed in 1960 as one of Trailside's very first exhibits, it's time to improve the otter pool to meet modern standards while enhancing the educational experience. Construction is expected to continue until the end of 2019.
We’re not 100% sure what got David hooked on birds. We think it started with airplanes—an early enthusiasm. Then in kindergarten, his wonderful teacher Jeanette Reynolds did a unit on birds. Each kid had to make a bird out of paper—David’s was a Cedar Waxwing.