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Woman holding binoculars Join today and get outside at one of our 60+ wildlife sanctuaries.
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Spring Peeper

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. 

Plants & Animals Found in Massachusetts

Black-capped Chickadee on sumac flowers
Black-capped Chickadee


Discover the birds—and bird behaviors—you're likely to encounter in Massachusetts.  

Chipmunk with full cheeks © Justin Miel
Chipmunk © Justin Miel


From chipmunks to moose, the Commonwealth is home to mammals of all sizes.

Wood Frog (Photo: Tom Lautzenheiser)
Wood Frog (Photo: Tom Lautzenheiser)

Reptiles & Amphibians

They may seem similar, but these two ancient groups have very different (very cool) adaptations.

Butterfly and bee on purple coneflower

Insects & Arachnids

Love them or fear them, insects and arachnids play a fundamental role in nature.

asters - purple flowers

Native & Invasive Plants

Learn to recognize helpful native, and harmful invasive, plants.

Ruby-throated Hummingbird visiting monarda flower (Kristin Foresto/Mass Audubon)
Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Outdoor Almanac

What does Mother Nature have planned in the coming weeks? Find out with Mass Audubon's monthly guide to the natural world.

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Stories from the Field, Forest, & Beyond

Find a Wildlife Rehabilitator

If a bird or animal is really injured, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

See How

Recent Sightings

Check out notable bird sightings from around the state.

What Was Seen

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We need your curiosity, commitment, and passion to ensure that our lands become more resilient, that more people than ever experience the magic of nature, and that we fight climate change—now and in the future.

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