Nature & Wildlife

In Massachusetts, each season presents new and exciting opportunities to explore and understand our ever-changing landscape and its inhabitants. Here you can find information about commonly encountered wildlife and invasive plants. 

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Common Spring & Summer Birds

Common Spring & Summer Birds

Tree swallow flying

Spring and summer are great seasons to go birding! Migrants return from their wintering grounds, singing and displaying in fine fashion, then stay to raise their young. Learn more about warm weather birds found in Massachusetts.


Quick Guides

Pick up new nature knowledge on the fly with our Quick Guides! Each guide is packed with ID tips and fun facts about species like porcupines, bald eagles, moose, snowy owls, and more. 


Vernal Pools

Spring peeper icon

Early spring is the best time to catch a glimpse of this magical and critical phenomenon at one of our wildlife sanctuaries. Plan your visit >


Outdoor Almanac

Outdoor Almanac Spring 2018 April

What does Mother Nature have in store for us in the coming weeks? Find out everything from the phases of the moon to wildlife happenings in our Outdoor Almanac.