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

Habor Seal pup off Cape Cod © Alex Shure

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event January 22, 2020

Join us at Cape Cod Beer to learn about the Cape's fascinating wildlife while enjoying some locally-crafted brews. January's topic is "Marine Mammal Strandings on Cape Cod."

Felix Neck Campers and Counselor

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

At Felix Neck’s Fern & Feather Day Camp in Edgartown, campers ages 4 to 14 have fun and make friends as they explore the nature of Martha’s Vineyard at our 194-acre wildlife sanctuary. Registration now open for summer 2020!

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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 28, 2020

An enchanted family evening celebrating one of nature's most spectacular spring events—the annual migration of thousands of amphibians to the vernal pools in which they were born.

Arcadia campers holding a Wild Turkey feather

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

At Arcadia Nature Day Camp in Easthampton, campers ages 4–16 spend time discovering special places, meeting new friends, playing games, and having fun outside. Registration now open for summer 2020!

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Greater Boston

Kids get up-close with a barred owl at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 1, 2020

Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Go on a full moon owl prowl, or join us for an up-close and personal view of some of our local owl species.

Blue Hills Trailside campers playing a water game

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

At Blue Hills Nature Day Camp in Milton, our unique location atop scenic Chickatawbut Hill invites campers ages 3.5-14 to discover nature through hands-on exploration, creative play, and active learning. Registration opens January 21!

Ms. G is the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 2, 2020

Join us on Groundhog Day as we dig into climate and weather science and watch Ms. G (the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts) deliver her 14th prognostication! Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring?

Counselor pointing out mantid to Moose Hill campers

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Weekly sessions at Moose Hill Nature Camp in Sharon have campers discovering the sanctuary, getting dirty in farm fields, experimenting with science, dabbling in art, and venturing to new places. Registration now open for summer 2020!

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North Shore

Julie Anne Collier with Barn Owl © Jim Parks, Wingmasters

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event January 26, 2020

See live birds of prey up-close like never before with Wingmasters! You'll be introduced to different types of raptors including eagles, hawks, falcons, and owls during these exciting indoor presentations.

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. 

Former Sanctuary Director Bill Gette with winter birding group

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event January 25, 2020

Celebrate the joy of winter birding with our ever-popular annual event! Each January, birding teams of all ages go head-to-head in a 12-hour race to spot as many species as they can.

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South of Boston

Redbrook 2019 summer camp group photo

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

At Mass Audubon Adventure Camp at Redbrook in Plymouth, campers ages 4 to 10 enjoy a unique nature-and-sports experience featuring active games, creative art projects, and hands-on explorations of nature. Registration now open for summer 2020!

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.

"Tap Into Nature" event logo

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 25, 2020

Join us at Stellwagen Beer Company for an evening of local beer, live music, swing dancing, games, and camaraderie—all in support of our educational programs in South Shore schools.

Redbrook 2019 summer camp group photo

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

At Mass Audubon Adventure Camp at Redbrook in Plymouth, campers ages 4 to 10 enjoy a unique nature-and-sports experience featuring active games, creative art projects, and hands-on explorations of nature. Registration now open for summer 2020!

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