Regional News

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

Boston

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Cape Cod

Cape’s Cold-Stunned Sea Turtle Season is Underway

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Unusually warm fall weather delayed the start of the Cape's annual cold-stunned sea turtle season, but our staff and volunteers are hitting the beaches to rescue critically endangered and threatened turtles. Anyone walking a bay beach this fall may have a chance to save the life of a cold-stunned turtle by following just a few simple steps.

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Central

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Islands

Three operators riding a marshmaster through tall grass

Lost Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Towering over other vegetation at 20 feet tall and dominating the entire shoreline of Hummock Pond, Phragmites Australis, or the common reed is one of the most aggressive and ecologically damaging invasive species found on Nantucket.

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Metro South

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Metro West

Aerial view of brush fire aftermath at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

On the evening of August 16, Broadmoor experienced a brush fire that burned rapidly and grew to approximately 5.8 acres. Firefighters were called to the scene and were able to extinguish the flames within several hours, continuing to monitor the perimeter through the following morning to ensure it did not restart.

Take School Outdoors This Winter

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Ready to explore the wonders of winter? Foster discovery and appreciation for the natural world in your child with one of these outdoor programs at Habitat or Drumlin Farm, with options for preschoolers, homeschoolers, and after-schoolers.

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North Shore

The new Motus radio receiving tower at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River has joined the Motus Wildlife Tracking System! By participating in this exciting collaborative research network, scientists and educators across New England will be able to better understand the ecology and conservation of migratory birds.

Two birders spread out from each other on a beach

Joppa Flats Education Center

Special Event 2023-01-28

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 East

Great Neck Garden Club members

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

With the help of  property staff and our Regional Conservation Ecologist, this garden bed was created to focus on enhancing bird and pollinator habitat by establishing native perennials, shrubs, and flowering herbs that provide or attract resources used by birds, butterflies, and other pollinators on an area formally covered with lawn.

Conservation Teacher of the Year 2022, Jocelyn Chin, standing with David O'Neill, President of Mass Audubon

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon recently honored educators from New Bedford and Attleboro as 2022 Conservation Teachers of the Year. The awards, which come with $1,000 gifts to be used to support the teachers’ programs, were presented at Mass Audubon’s Annual Meeting, which took place at the Museum of Science in Boston on Wednesday, November 2.

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West

John Green holding a pair of binoculars

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

John Green is a very well-known and respected naturalist with a specialty of birding by ear who has worked throughout the Connecticut River Valley since the 1970s. For decades, John has been inspiring Connecticut River Valley program participants with his knowledge of the natural world, birding expertise, and beautiful photography.

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