Latest Press Releases
- February 20, 2019
Dr. David Wiley, Research Coordinator for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary and an expert on seabirds and endangered whales, has been named the 2019 recipient of Mass Audubon’s Hemenway + Hall Wildlife Conservation Award. This honor, named for Mass Audubon founders Harriet Hemenway and Minna Hall, The award ceremony will take place during Mass Audubon’s 27th-annual Birders Meeting Sunday, March 3, at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
- February 4, 2019
Mass Audubon’s annual Birders Meeting is migrating to Worcester for 2019, and will take place at the College of the Holy Cross's Hogan Campus Center on Sunday, March 3, from 8 am-4:30 pm. Now in its 27th year, the popular conference brings together hundreds of birders, conservationists, and other nature lovers for a full day of respected speakers and engaging presentations, as well as informal opportunities for attendees to share news, knowledge, and enthusiasm about bird life.
- January 30, 2019
Mass Audubon has received the largest gift in its 123-year history, a 143-acre property in Concord, MA. where William Brewster, the organization’s first President, was inspired by the natural beauty of the area. The stunning property, situated on the federally designated Wild and Scenic Concord River, represents one of the most significant private conservation gifts in Massachusetts history.
- January 24, 2019
Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln is set to host its annual Groundhog Day event on Saturday, February 2, with a new focus on climate science and weather. “Climate Action Day” will again feature Ms. G, the Official State Groundhog of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, as she emerges from her winter hibernation and determines whether or not spring will come early this year.
- December 17, 2018
LINCOLN, MA—Evan Guarino of Worcester has been named Grand Prize Winner in Mass Audubon’s 2018 Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest. His winning photograph was a nighttime image of pier pilings on a Falmouth beach under a luminous Milky Way, with the lights of Martha’s Vineyard glowing in the background. This year’s competition drew more than 4,000 entries, submitted by nearly 700 photographers.