Community Science at Moose Hill
The landscape and wildlife of Massachusetts is changing for a variety of reasons. Climate change, development, and invasive species, among other factors, are altering the Commonwealth's lands and the plants and animals that depend on these habitats.
Taking inventory and monitoring of specific wildlife and plants provides us with information on how well our wildlife sanctuaries represent the biological diversity found in Massachusetts and provides information on changes over time.
Moose Hill offers many opportunities to participate in wildlife research and protection efforts as a community science volunteer.
We are one of many wildlife sanctuaries participating in Mass Audubon's Inventory and Monitoring Project, which helps us evaluate and provide the basis for future conservation action though land management decisions, advocacy, and education. At Moose Hill, we are focused on assessing the populations of amphibians.
In addition, as part of our Nest Box Monitor Project, you can help monitor and collect data on Eastern Bluebirds that nest in the many boxes among the fields at Moose Hill. Along the way, you will get to observe and monitor other users of nest boxes that may include Tree Swallows, Black-capped Chickadees, wrens, Tufted Titmice, and others. Your data will contribute to an ongoing nationwide data set.
→ To participate or learn more, contact us.