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Savannah Sparrow singing in spring at Arcadia © Phil Doyle
Savannah Sparrow at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary © Phil Doyle

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From the President's Office

Explore Winter 2023 Cover Photo © Rick Olick


December 14, 2022

It’s a new year, and I can’t tell you how excited and hopeful I am. When I look back at 2022, we saw incredible progress in the fight against climate change at both the federal and state levels, and in cities and towns across the Commonwealth. We saw our education programs ramping back up to full speed. And we saw people coming together to protect and restore lands that benefit plants, wildlife, and people. And we saw stunning fall foliage that served as a reminder that nature brings us deep joy.

Explore 2022 Cover Photo © Steve Mulder


September 23, 2022

Over the summer, I had the privilege of traveling across the state to visit our wildlife sanctuaries, see some of the amazing work we are doing, and meet with partners and supporters to hear what matters most to them. During these trips, I couldn’t help but be reminded of just how important nature is for the health of our planet and for our own well-being.

Waterfall at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary, Image © Gretchen Ertl


June 21, 2022

We welcome the return of summer and all the incredible outdoor opportunities it brings, including the familiar (beach day!), the new (green concert), or the simply delightful (spotting a turtle or a dragonfly on the wing). While we are out enjoying all that the season brings, it’s also wonderful to take a moment to reflect on the awesomeness of nature—and our collective responsibility to take care of our planet.

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Press Releases

February 2, 2023

Ms. G, the Official Groundhog of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, did not see her shadow during this morning’s Groundhog Day gathering at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, meaning an early spring is expected.

According to folklore, if Ms. G had seen her shadow, we would be looking at six more weeks of winter. And her always-accurate prediction now carries even more weight, thanks to assistance from Governor Maura Healey, who participated in the annual groundhog fest/climate action day.

January 31, 2023

Governor Maura Healey will join Ms. G when the Official Groundhog of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts returns to Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln for Groundhog Day on Thursday, February 2, and makes her annual prognostication on how much more winter we can expect. 
According to folklore, if Ms. G sees her shadow, there will be six more weeks of winter. If not, we can look forward to an early spring. 

Photo Contest

Rock climber taking in the view mid-climb © Arbenne Kelly
© Arbenne Kelly

Our annual photo contest invites you to submit your best images of wildlife, landscapes, and people enjoying the nature of Massachusetts.

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View looking towards the heron rookery at Rocky Hill in fall (Ryan Helen Dorsey/,Mass Audubon)
Rocky Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

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