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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What's Happening Now? - Summer
What's Happening in Summer?
- Finding baby birds
- Helping injured birds
- Encountering sick birds
- Turtles crossing the road
- Birds flying into windows
- Birds living in chimneys
- Bird nests in odd places
- Finding birds in pools
- Finding duck nests in enclosed areas
- Birds singing at night
- Bats inside homes
- Seeing snakes
- Encountering bees & wasps
- Carpenter ants inside homes
- Ticks & Lyme Disease prevention
- Seeing an insect-like hummingbird
- Butterflies fluttering
- Skunks spraying & making dens
- Groundhogs/woodchucks in gardens
- Bears at bird feeders (Western MA)
Spring & Summer Nature Promos
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Common Spring & Summer Birds
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.
Use this free, online platform to ID and share photos of plants, fungi, and animals! You can also help Mass Audubon compile a catalog of the biodiversity at our sanctuaries. Get started >