About Waseeka

Fawn in the woods at Mass Audubon Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary

With its forest that opens up to a secluded pond, Waseeka offers the opportunity to observe woodland birds and waterbirds, wildflowers, and a fire-enhanced forest with a diverse tree population. The standing dead trees and snags in the pond provide nesting sites for bluebirds, Pileated Woodpeckers, Great Blue Herons, Ospreys, and an occasional Great Horned Owl.

Acres

229

Trail Mileage

1 mile Details

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Great views of the pond wildlife, from birds to beavers, from the Sassafras Trail named for the tree with three different shaped leaves.
  • A mutually beneficial “beaver pipe,” which helps maintain a consistent and manageable pond level suitable for the beavers.
  • Osprey nesting above the pond, from midspring to early fall.
  • Duck boxes that serve as nesting sites for Wood Ducks and Hooded Mergansers.
  • Programs occasionally offered through Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary.