Explore—Spring 2021

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Cover of "Explore" Spring 2021 issue (Macro close-up of skunk cabbage © James Doucett)
Skunk Cabbage © James Doucett

A Message from Our President

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Turning Back the Clock: Re-wilding Developed Landscapes

We usually think of land development as a one-way street—but it doesn't have to be forever. Every so often, we have a chance to roll back the tape and restore the developed land to its original, natural state.

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Picture This 2020 Photo Contest Winners

Each year, we embark on the challenging task of selecting the images submitted to our photo contest that best represent the beauty and diversity of nature in Massachusetts. We're thrilled to share some of the winners from 2020!

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Creating More Pathways to Nature

Mass Audubon is actively working to open up more wildlife sanctuaries and build new trails at existing ones across Massachusetts. Here are a few projects currently in the works.

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In Your Words: Barbara Brennessel

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By the Numbers: Salamanders

These amazing amphibians can be so secretive that most people never encounter them. Even so, the presence or absence of certain salamanders in an area can tell us a lot about the health of the ecosystem.

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Outdoor Almanac

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Young Explorers: Wetland Food Web

There are lots of different plants and animals found in wetlands. But who is eating whom in the wetland food web?

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→ Web exclusive! Download an activity and coloring page to draw your own food web connections.