Regional News

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


Live turtle presentation at Family Fun Day

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 1, 2019

Don't miss our annual free day of fun and learning for people of all ages! Enjoy nature exploration activities, live-animal presentations, music, and nature arts and crafts.

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Cape Cod and Islands

New York City flooding © Patrick McFall

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 20, 2019

Join us for a screening of Ocean Cities to find out what coastal cities and towns can do to confront the rising sea levels caused by climate change—and discover the mitigation projects some major cities have already implemented.

Atlantic Shortfin Mako ©  Simon Thorrold

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 27, 2019

Join us at Cape Cod Beer to learn about the Cape's fascinating wildlife while enjoying some locally-crafted brews. March's topic is "The Secret Lives of New England Sharks."

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Plastic Free MV students at town meeting © Plastic Free MV
© Plastic Free MV

We recently sat down with a group of 10- and 11-year-old students from the West Tisbury School who launched the group called "Plastic Free MV." Their goal? Banning plastic non-reusable water bottles and soda bottles under 34 ounces on all of Martha’s Vineyard.

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Central Massachusetts

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Connecticut River Valley

Big Night at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 30, 2019

Join us for an enchanted family evening to celebrate one of nature's most spectacular spring events—the annual migration of thousands of amphibians to the vernal pools in which they were born.

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Greater Boston

David Whipple © Gladstone-Whipple family

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

We’re not 100% sure what got David hooked on birds. We think it started with airplanes—an early enthusiasm. Then in kindergarten, his wonderful teacher Jeanette Reynolds did a unit on birds. Each kid had to make a bird out of paper—David’s was a Cedar Waxwing.

Sheep at Woolapalooza

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 30, 2019

Celebrate the coming of spring at our annual festival featuring all things sheep! Meet our new lambs, watch sheep shearing demos, shop items created by local fiber artisans, and much more.

Spotted Salamander © Suzanne Niles

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

A mass migration of hundreds of thousands of amphibians takes place every year in early spring in Massachusetts. People from all over the Northeast will travel to watch this phenomenon known as "Big Night."

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North Shore

Pancakes on griddle © Kanko (via Wikimedia)

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 23, 2019

Wrap up the maple sugaring season with our annual pancake breakfast! Bring your family and friends and enjoy the fruit (ok, sap!) of our labor and our maple trees on some delicious pancakes. 

Education Coordinator showing hermit crab to preschoolers

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event March 24, 2019

Joppa Flats will be swimming with free hands-on activities for families that spotlight the wonders of our mighty Atlantic Ocean! Come celebrate the sea and all the life it sustains along the New England coast.

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South of Boston

Costumed characters at Amphibians After Dark

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 6, 2019

Join us for a night of costumed characters and lantern-lit trails as we celebrate the annual spring migration of salamanders and tree frogs back to the vernal pools where they were born.

Fall walk at Tidmarsh © Jeanne Lesperance

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

January 19 marked the one-year anniversary of the day that Tidmarsh first opened to the public. We're very proud of what we've accomplished since then, and we couldn't have done any of it without your support!

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