Regional News

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

Berkshires and Connecticut River Valley

Janice Jorgensen

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Janice Jorgensen is a semi-retired Hadley resident, an aspiring birder, and a creative strategist who has helped Arcadia grow and thrive over the years. Now, she wants to spread the word to others age 70 1/2 and older about a little-known way of supporting charitable causes—Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).

Summer interns completing a Bobolink survey at Canoe Meadows

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Despite the global pandemic, our Wildlife & Plant Conservation Internship program has been running since mid-June. This summer's five interns have been working on a variety of field science projects that have kept them incredibly busy!

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Boston

Blue Hills Trailside Museum COVID-19 sanctuary safety guidelines

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Great news! After careful analysis and discussions with local officials, we have determined that we can safely re-open our outdoor animal exhibits to visitors on weekends only (Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-2 pm). Visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry.

A tree that's been "girdled" by a beaver

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Recently, a casual tally along the shore of Stony Brook Pond found more than 90 trees and shrubs bearing dramatic evidence of beaver activity within the last several months. Of course, it helps to know why the beavers are wreaking all this havoc in the first place.

Nathan Feinfeld with MABA Property Manager Owen Cunningham

Museum of American Bird Art

Our sincere gratitude to Nathan Feinfeld for helping with a bird conservation project in preparation for his Bar Mitzvah. Thanks to his hard work, three new Screech Owl boxes and one new Barred Owl box were installed on MABA's property.

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Cape Cod

Chef Ky Keenan preparing a dish in a client's home kitchen

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Join Felix Neck and wellness entrepreneur Ky Keenan in bringing high-vibe living Plant-Based Experiences into your home. Choose from 4 curated experiences for up to 10 guests that can be hosted as a brunch, lunch, or dinner in the privacy of your home. 

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Central Massachusetts

Families enjoying a tractor hayride at Hey Day © Bruce Dean

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Since we can't host our usual Hey Day festival at the sanctuary due current health and safety guidelines, we're bringing the festival to you in new ways. Take part in the festivities this September and October, virtually and/or in-person!

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Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

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Metro South

No news or events are scheduled at this time.

Metro West

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North Shore

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South East

Allens Pond Virtual Duck Derby logo

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

The first-ever Virtual Duck Derby was a fantastic success with 3,024 rubber ducks racing on the incoming tide at Barney's Joy. See the official list of the winners, and congratulations to all!

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary in early fall © Jesse Ferreira

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

The South Coast Sanctuaries team is very excited by the privilege of adding the grounds of the Sacred Heart Retreat Center to our Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary. It is an incredibly important parcel and a huge conservation success story.

Removing dams to re-establish a free-flowing West Beaver Dam Brook at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon has partnered with the Town of Plymouth to restore the town-owned Foothills Preserve as well as the West Beaver Dam Brook. We're committed to restoring, enhancing, and improving the ecosystem and natural landscape at Tidmarsh to provide quality habitat for vulnerable species.

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