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We all know what it’s like to be stuck at home, socially distancing during COVID-19. There are only so many times you can binge your favorite show on Netflix or read your favorite book before you might start to feel a bit disconnected from the world. If you’re feeling like this, we have good news. […]
Many a novice birder have heard a soft, mournful cooing in their back yard and made a mad dash to their window expecting to see an owl, only to find instead a portly, long-tailed Mourning Dove dressed in shades of soft brown and grey, pecking about for seeds that have fallen from feeders. On the […]
Join our Project Drawdown Team! Mass Audubon is participating in the 2020 Project Drawdown EcoChallenge in celebration of Earth Week’s “climate action” theme. Join our team to stay engaged, win points, and take action from home! CPA Can Help During COVID-19 Cities and towns that have adopted the Community Preservation Act (CPA) can mobilize CPA […]
While many of us are stuck at home, opportunities to explore nature are more limited. However, there are many ways to engage with nature from your phone or computer, from sharpening your ID skills to submitting observations to a citizen science project. Below are five apps that will keep naturalists and non-naturalists engaged and excited. iNaturalist This app is like […]
In partnership with the Lincoln Land Conservation Trust, Mass Audubon closed on 85 acres of land south of our Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary near Old Sudbury Road. The land straddles the borders of Lincoln, Wayland, and Weston, with the entirety of the property in Lincoln and Wayland. The land was donated to Mass Audubon by […]
Spring is a time of amazing change day to day and hour to hour. I took some time to explore my neighborhood and found some surprising activity. On a heavily used dirt and gravel trail there were little mounds of soil with holes in the center. As many as a hundred of them. Flying insects […]
While we can’t gather in person to celebrate our favorite fiber-festival of the year, we hope you can still join us virtually to learn more about the story from sheep-to-sweater, shop local fiber vendors, and enjoy some of our favorite Woolapalooza moments through the years.
Hello Critter Card Fans! This past Tuesday, March 31st, we launched our first Critter Card, featuring the Red-winged Blackbird, a staple of our local ecosystem. Filling fields, meadows, marshes, and wetlands with a memorable “conk-a-ree” call, Red-winged Blackbirds are not a shy species. Even the females, though much softer in color, have unabashed sass and […]
As I’ve been able to get out of the house this week, I’ve noticed a few wonderful signs of spring. I wanted to send everybody a quick pop of color on a weighty iron grey day. Be well!
Ms. Patti, one of our educators who has been teaching preschool and kindergarten aged children at Moose Hill for 25 years, sent a fun little update to her Knee High Naturalists and we thought we would share it with you – fun for the young ones, but fun for adults too! Hello, I hope you […]
Sanctuary Director’s Message We’re saddened that the threat posed by COVID-19 has required Mass Audubon to temporarily close its sanctuaries to visitors. I know how special our properties are to our members, volunteers, and friends. And Wellfleet Bay is in the truest sense of the word a sanctuary for many, especially during difficult times. And, […]
Three of Wildwood’s amazing counselors were recently featured in the spring issue of Mass Audubon’s Explore member newsletter, as part of the regular “In Your Words” feature—Each issue, a Mass Audubon member, volunteer, staff member, or supporter shares their story—why Mass Audubon and protecting the nature of Massachusetts matters to them. This week on the blog we’ll […]