Regional News

Check here for the latest news from Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries around the state.

Boston

Moose Hill camper and counselor at the Nature Play Area, playing with bubbles

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Weekly sessions at Moose Hill Nature Camp in Sharon have campers discovering the sanctuary, getting dirty in farm fields, experimenting with science, dabbling in art, and venturing to new places. Registration opens January 19, 2022!

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Cape Cod

Three children watching trail volunteers working at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary

Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard staff combined forces in 2021 and the connection made Mass Audubon's work more effective and more impactful. It was an undeniably difficult year, but we persevered and can be proud of our accomplishments this year.

Three children watching trail volunteers working at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard staff combined forces in 2021 and the connection made Mass Audubon's work more effective and more impactful. It was an undeniably difficult year, but we persevered and can be proud of our accomplishments this year.

Three children watching trail volunteers working at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard staff combined forces in 2021 and the connection made Mass Audubon's work more effective and more impactful. It was an undeniably difficult year, but we persevered and can be proud of our accomplishments this year.

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Islands

Jacob Gurney was an intern during summer 2021 at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

After receiving a 2021 Martha's Vineyard Vision Fellowship, Jacob Gurney decided to spend his summer working at Felix Neck. "It's a place that I have loved since I was a kid and camper, and it represents what I care deeply about on this island."

Piping Plover searching a beach with children playing the background

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Every year during the summer breeding season, Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) conducts shorebird nest monitoring field studies on both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Here's a look at the 2021 season results from both locations.

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Metro South

Illustration from "One Day at Trailside"

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Written by a local author and illustrated by a local artist, One Day at Trailside is a charming story that features real staff members and visitors as characters. Available just in time for the holidays!

Pequid Brook along Main Loop Trail at MABA

Museum of American Bird Art

Thanks to the generosity and vision of a longtime local family, MABA has grown by nearly three acres! The new addition features a lovely series of rapids on Pequit Brook, which parallels the sanctuary's Main Loop Trail.

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Metro West

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North Shore

Bald Eagle adults on shoreline driftwood at Mass Audubon's Joppa Flats Education Center © Victor Cole

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 8–12, 2022

Deep winter is on its way—and with it, the Bald Eagles will return to the Merrimack Valley. This year's festival will include both online and in-person programs to celebrate these special winter residents of the greater Newburyport area.

Two birders spread out from each other on a beach

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event January 29, 2022

Every January, we celebrate the joy of winter birding with a 12-hour team birding competition. Due to COVID-19, the Semi-Superbowl of Birding II will continue to follow a modified scope and rules.

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South East

Baby Diamondback Terrapin in hand

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

In the summer of 2021, we conducted pilot studies at both Allens Pond and Great Neck wildlife sanctuaries on the South Coast. The results we found will help inform future land management decisions as we work to enhance turtle nesting habitats at these two properties. 

Kids having fun in the snow during February Vacation Week at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Children ages 6-10 can join the adventure at North River during school vacation week! Explore the sanctuary in winter as we search for wildlife tracks, learn how animals survive the cold, and more.

Snowy fun during February Vacation at Oak Knol Wildlife Sanctuary

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Join the winter adventure during school vacation week! Children ages 6-10 can explore the sanctuary as we search for wildlife tracks, learn how animals survive the cold, and more.

Volunteers digging in new garden beds at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

There's a brand-new pollinator garden at Tidmarsh! Designed to span all seasons, this garden provides a variety of flowers to support local pollinators in their search for nectar and pollen.

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West

Natalia Jacobs is a youth climate champion in Western Massachusetts

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Natalia Jacobs is a student at Pioneer Valley Performing Arts Charter Public School (PVPA) and in her first year of serving on the leadership team for the Western Mass Youth Climate Summit.

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