Regional News

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Cape Cod and Islands

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary


Long Pasture has many opportunities for exploration on the water this summer. From kayaking in quiet estuaries to discovering the sea creatures of Lewis Bay and Nantucket Sound, find a way to get off of the beach and onto the water.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Family kayaking at Felix Neck © Justen Walker
© Justen Walker

Now that warm weather is in full swing, it's time to hit the water and cool off! Come to Felix Neck to explore Sengekontacket Pond as a family, or enjoy a beautiful summer evening on one of our sunset kayak tours. 

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Central Massachusetts

A tractor hayride at Hey Day © Bruce Dean

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 15, 2018

Wachusett Meadow is excited to invite you to our popular annual Hey Day event this September. Don’t miss our farm-related demonstrations, exhibits, and hands-on activities for people of all ages!

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Jr. Trail Guides nature heroes

On Sunday, May 20, Wachusett Meadow gathered friends of the sanctuary to honor several local nature heroes—individuals recognized for their significant contributions to the protection and appreciation of nature.

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Connecticut River Valley

Arcadia Folk Festival logo

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 30, 2018

Join us for the first-ever Arcadia Folk Festival, presented by Mass Audubon and Signature Sounds. Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and performances by Darlingside, Birds of Chicago, The Nields, and more!

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Art House artwork "Birds" © Marisa Douglas
Art House artwork: "Birds" © Marisa Douglas

The Art House at Arcadia is open for another season of creativity inspired by nature! Located just off the Tulip Tree Trail, all visitors are welcome to stop in and enjoy free, guided art projects.

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Greater Boston

Say Darling press photo © Say Darling

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event August 24, 2018

Back for the second year! Join us this summer evenings of local music and local food. Bring a picnic dinner, blankets and chairs, and enjoy the sounds of music on the farm. Last event is August 24 with Say Darling!

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Spring CSA radishes

Plan for delicious meals throughout the seasons with Drumlin’s summer and fall CSA programs. Get freshly-harvested, sustainably-grown produce from June through November! Summer CSA started June 27—prorated still shares available.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Assessing trees for habitat management project

With the support of a recently awarded grant, Moose Hill is working to increase upland habitat diversity and improve early successional habitat for plants and wildlife. Work on the project began in mid-February and will be completed by the end of June. Updated June 15.

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary's Wood Duck Derby

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 6, 2018

Come cheer on the (rubber) wood ducks during the most popular event of our Annual Fall Fair. The first duck to cross the finish line wins the Grand Prize!

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North Shore

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Amy Weidensaul, IR Sanctuary Director

Please join us in giving a warm welcome to Ipswich River's new director, Amy Weidensaul. "I grew up in Massachusetts and, after a long career with the National Audubon Society in Maryland and Pennsylvania, I’m returning home," says Amy. 


Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event September 15, 2018

Join us for COASTSWEEP 2018 and help clean up the beaches of Plum Island! We'll be removing trash and debris from Parker River National Wildlife Refuge, Sandy Point State Reservation, and the north end of the island.

Joppa Flats Education Center

Feeding Time at the Touch Tank (Photo: Melissa Vokey)

Have you ever wondered what—and how—all those tide pool animals eat without visible mouths or teeth? Find out when you join us for a special peek at the touch tank every Wednesday! Program runs July 11-August 22.

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South of Boston

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Gray Catbird at Tidmarsh (Photo: Kristin Foresto)
Gray Catbird

Summer is in full swing! Whether you're a parent looking for activities between camp sessions or an adult who just wants to take a break and re-connect with nature, Tidmarsh has programs to suit all interests and ages.

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