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Berkshires

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Cape Cod and Islands

Jack-o-lantern with tree carving

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 26, 2018

Celebrate the Halloween holiday by exploring our delightfully spooky pine forest after dark. You'll be entertained and enlightened by curious creatures from the natural world you'll meet along the way!

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Closeup of Pine Warbler female (Photo: Mark Faherty)
Pine Warbler female (Photo: Mark Faherty)

Join us this fall and winter for sociable and educational bird talks! Warm beverages and sweet treats will be provided. Next program is November 7.

Family doing crafts at Felix Neck's Annual Fall Festival

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 23, 2018

Join us for our 38th Annual Fall Festival and enjoy hayrides, face painting, live music, food, wreath making, a weather station and crafts for kids, live animals, trail walks, and more!

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Deer buck at sunrise in fog © Mark Gilbert
White-tailed Deer buck © Mark Gilbert

Whether you’ve chanced across a hummingbird dipping their tail feathers or caught a glimpse of a Monarch fluttering by, we’ve all had those animal encounters on the Island that make us stop and ponder what else lives on this mystical island aside from ourselves.

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Central Massachusetts

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Connecticut River Valley

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

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

Arcadia is celebrating 75 years of conservation in the Pioneer Valley! We're planning a wide variety of fun events and programs in honor of our anniversary, all of which will be open to the public and people of all ages and abilities.

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Greater Boston

Barn Owl © Peter Sutton

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 24, 2018

Join Broadmoor at Jack’s Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions with various experts about their work in the natural world. 

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Muncho Lake in British Columbia © Janet MacCausland
Muncho Lake © Janet MacCausland

Voyage from the pristine waters of British Columbia’s inside passage to bird population recovery efforts in the Caribbean and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and presentation of images in an exotic location. First program is November 1.

Trailside's resident Common Raven

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event October 27, 2018

We've all heard stories about animals that go “bump” in the night—but which stories are just make-believe? Join us for a Halloween party and discover some of the truths about nighttime animals!

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Trail in October © Janet DeLonga
Trail, October © Janet DeLonga

In this exhibit celebrating the DCR's 125th Anniversary, 14 artists present works in a variety of mediums that celebrate the DCR's 125th Anniversary. Join us on October 24 for a free Artists' Reception! On display September 8–November 28. 

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Boy watering a school garden

Ever try to get your kids to eat carrots? It’s not always easy. But for students in grades K–5 at Somerville public schools, eating carrots is part of the afterschool curriculum thanks to a partnership with Drumlin Farm.

Barn full of jack-o-lanterns at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 26-28, 2018

Join us for our 36th Annual Halloween Prowl! This very popular annual event is creative, non-scary and fun—an enchanting evening with many delights, including a barn filled with Jack-o'-lanterns. 

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.

Carved pumpkins ready for Halloween

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 19, 2018

Bring a pumpkin to carve and we’ll supply everything else! After we finish carving, we'll play some pumpkin games, enjoy some pumpkin treats, and go for a moonlit stroll to listen for nocturnal wildlife.

"Black-billed Cuckoo" by John James Audubon

Museum of American Bird Art

Special Event October 22, 2018

Join MABA Director Amy Montague at the Eustis Estate in Milton for a discussion about the connections between high society Boston, the arts, and the early days of the conservation movement.

Museum of American Bird Art

Front cover of Massachusetts Masterpieces
Cover image: Black-bellied Plover by Melvin G. Lawrence (1870-1932)

Many of the most important birds in the history of decoy-making were made in Massachusetts. In this new, lavishly produced art book, thirty-six never-before-published historical photographs are combined with important, new historical material. 

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North Shore

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South of Boston

Kids inside giant tire at Farm Day © Abby Cirincione

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 20, 2018

It's Mass Audubon’s biggest South Shore celebration of the year! Join us for the 38th Annual Daniel Webster Farm Day, where the sanctuary's grasslands will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun.

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Homeschooler investigating insects

Oak Knoll is excited to announce our 2018-19 programs designed exclusively for the homeschool community! These drop-off programs provide a wonderful opportunity for homeschoolers to meet with other students in a social environment while engaging with the natural world. 

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