Regional News

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

Berkshires

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Cape Cod and Islands

American Robin eating holly berries © Dana Spires 750

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 14, 2019

Take a "holly-day" season walk at one of the largest holly plantations in New England! Learn about the natural history of hollies and gather your own holly boughs to take home. 

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Central Massachusetts

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Connecticut River Valley

"Cosmos flowers" painting © Ella Condon

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 14, 2019

Enjoy a free reception with light refreshments, view the newest exhibit in the Gallery, and discover original artworks available for purchase! 25% of all sales will benefit Arcadia's Art House.

Morning view of Mt. Tom from Arcadia's meadows © Phil Doyle

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia has been an ecological gem and educational innovator in the Pioneer Valley since 1944. You're invited to celebrate everything that's been accomplished in the last 75 years, and help us look toward to a bright future for the generations to come!

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Greater Boston

Making observations in a working forest © Valerie Pasquarella

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 11, 2019

Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (December 11: "Imagery & Ecology of NE Land Systems")

Conservation project staff on Hawaii's Big Island © Amy Fleischer

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience unforgettable journeys, from an exploration of the biodiversity-rich Sky Islands of Arizona to endangered species conservation projects on Hawaii's Big Island and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and engaging visual presentation. Next program is December 5.

Parents and preschoolers at a Fledgling Friday program

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend some with your little one every Friday afternoon creating art, participating in STEAM activities, listening to stories, and exploring the outdoors. Each week has a different theme!

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North Shore

Making solstice lanterns at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 13 & 14, 2019

Join our staff and volunteers for this beautiful candlelit event celebrating the shortest day of the year. Welcome the lengthening days ahead by making your own solstice lantern!

Amy Weidensaul

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

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. 

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South of Boston

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.

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