Regional News

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

Berkshires and Connecticut River Valley

Screenshot of participants attending the virtual 2020 Western MA Youth Climate Summit

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia and The Hitchcock Center for the Environment teamed up once again to host the 2020 Western Mass Youth Climate Summit in mid-October. Since this year's event was held virtually, middle and high schools from beyond the Valley were able to participate.

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Cape Cod

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Central Massachusetts

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Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

Small boy dressed as a scarecrow at Felix Neck's annual Fall Fest

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

We may not be able to hold our annual Fall Festival in-person, but we're still celebrating! This year we invite you to share your memories of Fall Festivals past in our Fall Festival Reflections Contest. Enter by November 27 for the chance to win a prize! 

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Metro South

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.

Lauren Anfenson is an intern at MABA

Museum of American Bird Art

We're excited to introduce MABA's newest intern to the team—Lauren Anfenson! A senior Electrical & Computer Engineering major at Olin College, we asked Lauren to share some insight about the work she's been doing at the museum since June. 

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Metro West

People on Broadmoor's boardwalk in fall

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Enjoy a private, naturalist-guided exploration of the sanctuary with up to 10 people! Connect to the wonders of nature through hands-on investigations of different plants, animals, and habitats.

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North Shore

Former Sanctuary Director Bill Gette with winter birding group

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event January 30, 2021

Celebrate the joy of winter birding with our ever-popular annual event! Each January, birding teams of all ages go head-to-head in a 12-hour race to spot as many species as they can.

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South East

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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