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

Green Sweat Bee on flower © Brian Hale

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 26, 2020

Join us at Cape Cod Beer to learn about the Cape's fascinating wildlife while enjoying some locally-crafted brews. February's topic is "The People-Pollinator-Biodiversity Connection."

Cait Houghton with one of Felix Neck's resident snakes

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Cait Houghton works with the sanctuary's pilot internship program for young adults with learning disabilities. We sat down with Cait to talk about her experiences and find out what her strategy is for "surviving" winter on the Island. 

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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

Conducting herring research in the Coonamessett River © Linda Deegan

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 11, 2020

Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (March 11: "Restoring the Coonamessett River")

Mountains and rice fields in Vietnam © Justin Willig

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience unforgettable journeys, from an exploration of the vibrant landscapes of Vietnam to diving adventures on the little-known island of Moheli and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and engaging visual presentation. Next program is February 20.

Cooking pancakes over a fire

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event March 28 & 29, 2020

Join us for a decades-old tradition of making maple syrup using traditional methods at Brookwood Farm in the Blue Hills Reservation. 

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 now open for summer 2020!

Flipping pancakes at Drumlin Farm's "Sap-to-Syrup Pancake Breakfast"

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 7 & 8, 2020

Celebrate one of New England's historic staple crops—maple sugar—at this popular annual event! Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then get a hands-on lesson about the sap-to-syrup process in our sugar maple grove.

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!

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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North Shore

A view of Straitsmouth Island from the water

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 26, 2020

Grab a beer at True North Ale Company, enjoy some food, and listen as historian Paul St. Germain recounts the riveting story of Straitsmouth Island and the 180-year journey that led to its remarkable reopening in 2018.

Bottes of Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary maple syrup

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

No matter your age, we offer many ways to take advantage of the age-old tradition of maple sugaring. Take a sugaring tour, enjoy our Spring Flapjack Fling, or bring your class for a school field trip!

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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.

Oak Knoll camper proudly holding up a bug collection jar

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

At Oak Knoll Summer Camp in Attleboro, campers ages 4.5 to 12 have fun, learn about nature, and make friends through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, games, and art. Registration now open for summer 2020!

Group photo of volunteers at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Calling all volunteers—we're thrilled to announce the launch of our expanded Volunteer Program! From monitoring trails to helping with construction projects to co-leading education programs, there are lots of new ways you can get involved at the sanctuary.

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