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It’s always a treat to spot the iconic pileated woodpecker (unless, of course, you catch one drilling into the side of your house). With their striking black and white plumage and flaming red crests, they are almost prehistoric-looking, like a crow-sided modern pterodactyl. Woodpeckers have several unique adaptations. Their feet have two toes pointing forward […]
Go maple sugaring, do farm chores, look for signs of spring, build a wood duck nest box, and more at a wildlife sanctuary this weekend. Greater Boston Journey back in time to enjoy the time honored tradition of turning sap to syrup at Moose Hill’s Maple Sugaring Weekend in Sharon. Go on a 90-minute guided tour, visit […]
Mass Audubon staff joined Governor Charlie Baker, state officials, and nonprofit partners on the windy shores of Scituate last week where the Governor announced the filing of a 5-year, $1.4 billion capital spending bond. The good news for us: the proposed bond includes several aspects of our priority climate change adaptation bill. As proposed, the […]
Every night between November and March, a steady trickle of American Crows pours over the Lawrence and Andover, MA. The trickle quickly becomes a stream. Soon, a deluge. Crows spread from horizon to horizon as they fly together to their communal roost. The number of crows varies every year, but there can be as many […]
Join us on Saturday, March 24, from 1-4 pm, for an afternoon filled with fun activities and a chance to see live owls from Mass Audubon’s Blue Hills Trailside Museum. Find out what makes owls unique and which owls you can find in your own backyard! There will also be crafts, owl cookies to decorate, […]
This past weekend we enjoyed fluffy pancakes, fresh Drumlin Farm sausage and potatoes, and real maple syrup at our annual Farmer’s Breakfast. Visitors were able to learn about the “sap-to-syrup” journey that starts with tapping a maple tree…. Our sugarbush has a few of our resident sugar maple trees tapped and collecting sap, which later […]
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 […]
With a nor’easter bearing down, the second in a week, only seven of us ventured out on Wednesday to seek birds. No significant snow fell, as forecast, but the wind was rising throughout the morning. We decided to first see if birds were sheltering more than usual at Salisbury Beach State Reservation. Not much was […]
The beginning of March has certainly come in like a lion! In just under two weeks we have seen three major storms – Quinn, Riley, and Skylar – that each packed their own wallop to New England. After a storm of heavy rain and high winds, we dealt with heavy, wet snow, and finally a […]
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.
Dear Wildwood Family and Friends, I am reaching out to you today to share the news that my time as the Director of Wildwood comes to an end this month. I consider myself very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to serve as director of such a meaningful and long-standing camp program. My departure […]