Explore Spring 2018
The Unfolding Fern Story
Ferns are noted for their beautiful, lacy foliage on the forest floor, but there is a lot more to say about this interesting group of plants than their famous greenery.
If you’re waiting for spring to really take hold before getting out to a wildlife sanctuary, you may be missing a spectacular natural occurrence—the annual vernal pool breeding season, with its accompanying symphony of frog and toad calls.
Web Exclusive: Listen to an audio recording of a chorus of wood frogs at Broadmoor’s vernal pool viewing platform.
In Your Words: Eckerson Brothers
In 2011, four brothers—all under the age of 12—started listing as many bird species as they could in a small notebook, creating the unofficial town birding club and a lifelong connection to the birds they observed.
By the Numbers: Nature Camps
With 19 day camps and one overnight camp, Mass Audubon helps kids across the state make the most of summer.
Young Explorers: Marvelous, Mushy Mud
It’s early spring, which means there’s bound to be lots of mud! Besides being cool and fun, mud is also very useful.