Explore—Fall 2019

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Saw-whet Owl on the cover of Fall 2019 issue of "Explore"
Saw-whet Owl

A Letter from Mass Audubon President Gary Clayton

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Protecting Land So It Can Protect Us

At Mass Audubon, our mission is to protect the nature of Massachusetts for people and wildlife. Climate change presents one of the greatest threats to carrying out that mission, and the impacts will be felt far beyond the boundaries of Massachusetts. The good news—some of the best solutions begin with nature itself.

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Small Owl, Big Impact: Saw-whet Owl Banding at Mass Audubon

Abundant but elusive, Saw-whet Owls are almost exclusively nocturnal and not especially vocal, so they're rarely seen (or heard) in the wild. Thankfully, a longstanding banding program led by Mass Audubon volunteers and staff has been tracking their movements since 1994, providing valuable data on their population numbers and migration patterns.

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Fall at Its Best in the Berkshires

Few places display the breathtaking splendor of fall like the Berkshires. Leaf peepers travel from across the globe to experience the spectacular fall foliage of Western Massachusetts. You can do the same—and so much more—at Mass Audubon's four wildlife sanctuaries in the Berkshires.

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By the Numbers: Nature Education

Did you know that Mass Audubon is the largest statewide provider of environmental education for youth, families, and adults? Get a quick look at the impact we have in just one year.

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Young Explorers: Bat Respect

With all the vampire stories out there, it’s not surprising that bats seem a little scary. But there’s no need to be afraid of these creatures of night. Discover just a few of the reasons to love bats!

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