Celebrating a Century of Bird Protection
Mass Audubon's founding mothers didn’t just create a nonprofit organization—they began the movement that led to the passage of one of the strongest conservation laws in history.
Hidden Gems: Mass Audubon’s Best-Kept Secrets
Did you know that we have dozens of unstaffed, less-frequented sanctuaries that welcome the public? We like to think of these sites as Mass Audubon’s “hidden gems,” and they are just waiting for you to experience their miles of trails, scenic waterways, and unparalleled beauty.
An Ode to Odonates
Plentiful and easy to spot, the dragonflies and damselflies that make up the order Odonata are the largest insects you’re likely to see in Massachusetts. They come in a dazzling array of colors, and are a beautiful and fascinating part of our insect community.
In Your Words: Melanie Gárate
As a native Chilean, Melanie Gárate's passion for the oceans and their critters began in the vibrant Pacific Ocean. Now, she works at Mass Audubon as a Coastal Waterbird Education Specialist and a teacher naturalist at BNC.
By the Numbers: Herons
With their long legs and sinuous necks, herons, egrets, and bitterns (all members of the Ardeidae family) make for a spectacular sight. But it wasn’t always so easy to see them.
Young Explorers: Water, Water Everywhere
When you go swimming in a pond, lake, or ocean, you might be moving around in some of the very same water molecules that a dinosaur slogged through millions of years ago!
Web Exclusive: Learn how to experiment with the water cycle at home.