Latest 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.
- January 10, 2023
Chatham resident Kimberly Robbins’s striking image of a Great Egret balancing on one foot with wings spread was named the Grand-Prize Winner in Mass Audubon’s 2022 photography contest, Picture This: Your Great Outdoors.
The statewide conservation organization’s annual photo competition attracted more than 7,000 submissions from hundreds of shutterbugs of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.
- December 1, 2022
A new survey has found that Massachusetts residents from every region of the Commonwealth overwhelmingly support additional public funding for land conservation and outdoor recreation that protects land, air, water, and habitats that allow both people and wildlife to thrive.
- November 10, 2022
Mass Audubon, the state’s largest nature conservation organization, held its Annual Meeting Wednesday evening, November 2, at the Museum of Science in Boston, energized by the theme of Hope. Urgency. Action, and presenting several environmental awards.
Governor Charlie Baker was presented with the Nature of Massachusetts Award. The award goes to an “individual or group, to a business, government or non-government organization, or other entity, which has furthered the cause of conservation, and environmental protection or which has broadened the public awareness of the nature of Massachusetts.”