Explore—Fall 2020

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Cover of "Explore" Fall 2020 issue (multi-colored fungi on a log)

A Message from Our President

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Be a Nature Hero: VOTE

This fall, make your voice heard by voting, encouraging others to vote, and even volunteering to help on election day.

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If You Like This, Try That . . .

With more than 60 Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries across the state, there are hundreds of trails to explore. Yet, more often than not, we tend to visit our go-to sites time and time again. Looking to discover a new path? We can help!

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Our Historical Reckoning

When our founding mothers created Mass Audubon in 1896, they named it after the towering icon of American conservation who had died 45 years earlier. But John James Audubon was also a slaveholder, and a full evaluation of his legacy is long overdue.

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This is Our Collective Climate Fight

No matter who we are or why we care about climate change, each one of us has something special in common—we all have the power to act and make a difference. We asked some of our community members why they care about climate change. Here's what they had to say.

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In Your Words: Scott V. Edwards

Mass Audubon Council Member Scott Edwards left his home in Concord, Massachusetts, to set off on a cross-country bike trip in early June. He spoke to Mass Audubon's Hillary Truslow from a campsite in Wall, South Dakota.

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By the Numbers: Moose

It's hard not to be in awe of the mighty Moose. But the small population we have in Massachusetts are facing unprecedented challenges due to the impacts of climate change.

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Outdoor Almanac

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Young Explorers: Seeds

Seeds are tiny packages plants make that can grow into new plants, given the right conditions. But why do they come in so many different shapes and sizes?

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