Regional News

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

Boston

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Cape Cod

Interior of the brand-new Discovery Center at Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 9, 2021

Everyone is invited to this free event in our new Discovery Center! Tour this beautiful, multi-functional building with our staff to learn about interior and exterior features, the exhibits, and what's in store for the future.

Meet Cape Cod's New Development Manager

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Lillie Peterson-Wirtanen has joined Mass Audubon Cape Cod’s development team, succeeding Sheila Hoogeboom, who retired this month. Development Director Wendy O’Keefe says Lillie will work closely with the region's Leadership Friends and grants programs.

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Central

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Islands

Preschooler watching a fuzzy caterpillar on a leaf at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

For four months of the year, one of our volunteers birds at the sanctuary daily in a practice called patch birding. This idea resonates with me—going deeply into a place, knowing it, appreciating it, and caring for it.

YES intern Sarah Swenson monitoring shorebirds on a Nantucket beach

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

"My protection of the environment left the theoretical," says Sarah Swenson, talking about her YES internship this summer. "I realized that an essential part of my relationship with nature is a hands-on connection to the natural world."

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Metro South

Organic tomatoes, onions, & other veggies grown at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

By collaborating with local hunger relief organizations, we're getting our farm-grown, delicious produce to local families in need. We're 98% of the way to our $50,000 goal—help us get there by donating today!

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.

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

Freshly harvested beets & carrots grown at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

By collaborating with local hunger relief organizations, we're getting our farm-grown, delicious produce to local families in need. We're 98% of the way to our $50,000 goal—help us get there by donating today!

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North Shore

The new Motus radio receiving tower at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River has joined the Motus Wildlife Tracking System! By participating in this exciting collaborative research network, scientists and educators across New England will be able to better understand the ecology and conservation of migratory birds.

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South East

Piping Plovers engaged in courtship behavior on a beach (by Derek Garvey/Mass Audubon)

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Each year, coastal waterbirds such as Piping Plovers, Least Terns, and American Oystercatchers return to their summer homes on the Massachusetts shoreline. And each year, our Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) team works to protect the habitats that are crucial to the continued recovery of these threatened birds.

Volunteers counting herring from a bridge over the stream at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Throughout April and May, some 50 dedicated volunteers made their way to Tidmarsh every week—some multiple times a week—to count migrating river herring as part of a statewide effort to track their population. 

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West

Anne Lombard

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Anne Lombard is a retired biology teacher and one of Arcadia's long-term volunteers. Now she wants others to know about how they can support the causes they believe in through a little-known planned giving option—Charitable Remainder Trusts (CRT).

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