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Look for birds, take a nature walk, make a falcon out of LEGOs, attend an eagle fest, go on an owl prowl, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend. Greater Boston Take a Naturalist Walk at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln to explore and appreciate the world around you. We’ll cover habitats across the sanctuary from wetlands […]
Maple sugaring is about to kick in to high gear and several of our wildlife sanctuaries are ready to celebrate the sweet season. Find out how you can take part—and be sure to register early to guarantee a spot! Boston Nature Center, Mattapan During Maple Sugaring on February 24, tap, collect, and boil down sap from […]
Last week, Mass Audubon traveled to Capitol Hill to discuss federal conservation priorities during the first-ever Independent Audubon Societies’ lobby day. Our Legislative Director Karen Heymann met with congressional staff for Congressman Moulton, Congressman Neal, Congressman Kennedy and Congressman McGovern and Senator Warren. Independent Audubon staff from 9 regions of the country participated in the […]
Mass Audubon’s Coastal Waterbird Program protected threatened coastal birds through management and education at 194 sites along 162 miles of the Massachusetts coastline in 2017. A staff of 56 shorebird monitors and trainees installed protective fencing and signage, monitored nesting activity, provided educational opportunities for beachgoers, and engaged landowners in coastal habitat protection. Protecting Piping […]
You never know what you will see when you are lucky enough when nature revels itself. At the beginning of February, three otters have been quite visible during the day at Trowel Shop Pond in Sharon, which is about 5 minutes away from the Museum of American Bird Art. What started off as a big […]
Progress on the Environmental Learning Center continues at a brisk pace even through the winter weather! Work now has focused mostly on completing the building envelope and beginning interior construction. Here’s a peek at what happened during January. The month began with huge quantities of insulation going up on both the walls and roof to […]
Seventh graders from Chatham and Harwich are getting a whole year to think about birds: their biology, the habitats they use and depend upon, and the threats they face on a daily basis. The program is a new approach to leveraging Wellfleet Bay’s unique expertise to help schools teach fundamental science concepts and skills. It […]
This Wednesday, Dave Williams and I met 33 birders in Gloucester, excited to search for the many alcids and other seabirds that have been reported off Cape Ann recently. Naturally, we found American Black Ducks and Mallards on the salt marsh behind the Friendly’s parking lot. It is always interesting to pull up to the […]
Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary has received a Wildlife Habitat Management Grant through the MA Department of Fish and Game (Mass Wildlife) to increase upland habitat diversity and improve early successional habitat for plants and wildlife. Work has begun – how will this affect your visit? The fields and forest edges along Billings Loop will begin […]
Branching Out suggests a visit to nearby Waseeka Wildlife Sanctuary in Hopkinton http://www.massaudubon.org/waseeka where photographer Cheryl Rose captured these photos today. Coyote walking across the pond Paw prints show where the river otter pushed off; then slid on its belly across the pond.
At the end of summer 2017, we sat down with some parents near the end of their Family Camp session to ask them what brought them to Wildwood, what they and their kids love about Family Camp, and what makes the experience at Wildwood so special. Below, you’ll hear from Alec, a first-time Family Camp […]