Explore—Fall 2022

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A Fall Message from Our President

Over the summer, I had the privilege of traveling across the state to visit our wildlife sanctuaries, see some of the amazing work we are doing, and meet with partners and supporters to hear what matters most to them. During these trips, I couldn’t help but be reminded of just how important nature is for the health of our planet and for our own well-being.

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Accessibility in Nature

We all connect with nature in different ways—from spending a few hours a week hiking a favorite trail to studying new environmental solutions that shape the way we live. For decades, Mass Audubon has made these experiences universally accessible by providing nature-based opportunities for people of all abilities.

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Buds, Bark, Branches, and Beyond

The trees at our wildlife sanctuaries have experienced the different seasons for decades, centuries even. Each fall, they draw the gaze of visitors who marvel at the vibrant red, yellow, orange, and more subtle green hues in oak, maple, and beech forests. And while fall is no doubt glorious, our trees stand out throughout the year—some more than others thanks to their unique stories. 

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Skip the Autumn Cleanup

Fall is here, and with it comes cooler temperatures and that nagging feeling to pick up that dreaded rake and garden clippers for the annual autumn cleanup. Well, we’ve got good news: you’re officially off the hook. 

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In Your Words: Lorna Gibson

My mother always loved walking in nature. I wouldn’t say she was a birdwatcher, but she always fed the birds in the winter. It wasn’t until my older brother became interested in birdwatching that I started paying more attention to birds.

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By the Numbers: Fall Ducks

Festivalgoers can listen to different artists playing on stage and shop at a variety of food and craft vendors, all while enjoying the beautiful wildlife sanctuary in Easthampton and Northampton.

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Young Explorers: Wish Upon a...Meteor?

As you explore this summer, you may notice something dash past you. What could it be? A bird or a butterfly? It might just be one of our dragonfly friends!

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