Regional News

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

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Islands

Jacob Gurney was an intern during summer 2021 at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

After receiving a 2021 Martha's Vineyard Vision Fellowship, Jacob Gurney decided to spend his summer working at Felix Neck. "It's a place that I have loved since I was a kid and camper, and it represents what I care deeply about on this island."

Piping Plover searching a beach with children playing the background

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Every year during the summer breeding season, Mass Audubon's Coastal Waterbird Program (CWP) conducts shorebird nest monitoring field studies on both Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. Here's a look at the 2021 season results from both locations.

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Metro South

Illustration from "One Day at Trailside"

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Written by a local author and illustrated by a local artist, One Day at Trailside is a charming story that features real staff members and visitors as characters. Available just in time for the holidays!

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

Woman & man walking by overlook at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in summer

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Last year will be remembered for generations as a year of unexpected and enormous challenges as the world grappled with the effects of a global pandemic. At the same time, 2020 provided opportunities for new insights about focusing on what's really important. 

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North Shore

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South East

Baby Diamondback Terrapin in hand

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

In the summer of 2021, we conducted pilot studies at both Allens Pond and Great Neck wildlife sanctuaries on the South Coast. The results we found will help inform future land management decisions as we work to enhance turtle nesting habitats at these two properties. 

Baby Diamondback Terrapin in hand

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

In the summer of 2021, we conducted pilot studies at both Allens Pond and Great Neck wildlife sanctuaries on the South Coast. The results we found will help inform future land management decisions as we work to enhance turtle nesting habitats at these two properties. 

Program participants at Duxbury Beach

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

We had a wonderful summer celebrating and learning about the amazing local resource we call Duxbury Beach. Program participants continue to inspire us every year with their dedication to understanding and helping Mass Audubon in its mission to protect the nature of Massachusetts.

Volunteers digging in new garden beds at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

There's a brand-new pollinator garden at Tidmarsh! Designed to span all seasons, this garden provides a variety of flowers to support local pollinators in their search for nectar and pollen.

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West

Students testing forest soils with an outdoor cup experiment © Phil Doyle

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Thanks to support from the Northampton Education Foundation, Arcadia's educators have brought the Life in a Changing Climate program to more than 1,800 elementary and high school students over the past five years.

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