Regional News

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

Berkshires and Connecticut River Valley

Janice Jorgensen

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Janice Jorgensen is a semi-retired Hadley resident, an aspiring birder, and a creative strategist who has helped Arcadia grow and thrive over the years. Now, she wants to spread the word to others age 70 1/2 and older about a little-known way of supporting charitable causes—Required Minimum Distributions (RMD).

Teacher naturalist Dale Abrams presenting a virtual BEL program with a live frog

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Remote learning hasn't stopped our education team from connecting students to nature! Our in-school Berkshire Environmental Literacy (BEL) Program has had to adapt, but students and teachers are excited to have Mass Audubon educators in their virtual classroom.

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Boston

Blue Hills Trailside Museum COVID-19 sanctuary safety guidelines

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Great news! After careful analysis and discussions with local officials, we have determined that we can safely re-open our outdoor animal exhibits to visitors on weekends only (Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-2 pm). Visitors must reserve a timed ticket for entry.

Farm-to-School in Somerville

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

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 after school curriculum thanks to a partnership with Drumlin Farm.

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.

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Cape Cod

Chef Ky Keenan preparing a dish in a client's home kitchen

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Join Felix Neck and wellness entrepreneur Ky Keenan in bringing high-vibe living Plant-Based Experiences into your home. Choose from 4 curated experiences for up to 10 guests that can be hosted as a brunch, lunch, or dinner in the privacy of your home. 

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Central Massachusetts

Families enjoying a tractor hayride at Hey Day © Bruce Dean

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Since we can't host our usual Hey Day festival at the sanctuary due current health and safety guidelines, we're bringing the festival to you in new ways. Take part in the festivities this September and October, virtually and/or in-person!

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Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket

No news or events are scheduled at this time.

Metro South

Lauren Anfenson is an intern at MABA

Museum of American Bird Art

We're excited to introduce MABA's newest intern to the team—Lauren Anfenson! A senior Electrical & Computer Engineering major at Olin College, we asked Lauren to share some insight about the work she's been doing at the museum since June. 

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Metro West

Northern Cardinal male at a feeder in winter © Charlie Zap

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

We've gone digital this year! Choose from a wide variety of seed mixes and types that will attract birds to your feeders all winter. Order online by October 29; curbside pick-up is November 14 at the sanctuary.

Sheep in fall at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 30, 2020

On Friday, October 30, admission to Drumlin Farm will be FREE for everyone courtesy of a generous grant from the Highland Street Foundation. Welcome to the farm! Reservations required.

Visitor with sensory needs pets a cow at Drumlin Farm

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Families and children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other sensory needs can connect with nature, the farm, and each other in a sensory-friendly environment on October 26 and November 2!

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North Shore

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South East

Part of the team that helped improve the grasslands at Allens Pond

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Over the last few months, a dedicated team of Mass Audubon staff, contractors, and volunteers worked hard to complete the first phase of a habitat restoration and improvement project. The sanctuary's grassland loop has never looked better!

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.

Removing dams to re-establish a free-flowing West Beaver Dam Brook at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon has partnered with the Town of Plymouth to restore the town-owned Foothills Preserve as well as the West Beaver Dam Brook. We're committed to restoring, enhancing, and improving the ecosystem and natural landscape at Tidmarsh to provide quality habitat for vulnerable species.

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