Regional News

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

Berkshires

Exploring nature at Family Fun Day

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 1, 2019

Don't miss our annual free day of fun and learning for people of all ages! Enjoy nature exploration activities, live-animal presentations, music, and nature arts and crafts.

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Cape Cod and Islands

Ruffled Hens press photo © Ruffled Hens

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event May 25, 2019

The sanctuary will be alive with music and storytelling to celebrate the first official weekend of summer! Take a relaxed stroll and enjoy performances along the way.

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Central Massachusetts

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Connecticut River Valley

Stage view at Arcadia Folk Festival 2018 © Julian Parker-Burns

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 28, 2019

It's back for a second year! Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and performances by an exciting lineup of musical groups. Presented by Mass Audubon and Signature Sounds. Members-only ticket pre-sale ends June 3.

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Greater Boston

REI "Loving Our Local Outdoors" logo

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Great news! Thanks to REI's first-ever "Loving Our Local Outdoors" member vote grant, Broadmoor will receive a funding award to repair and reroute nine miles of hiking trails.

Barn Owl for Birds & Brew 2019

Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 7, 2019

Don't miss this summer night of craft beer tastings, encounters with live birds, hearty appetizers, live music, and more! Tickets on sale now. (This is a 21+ event; valid ID required.)

Spotted Salamander © Suzanne Niles

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

A mass migration of hundreds of thousands of amphibians takes place every year in early spring in Massachusetts. People from all over the Northeast will travel to watch this phenomenon known as "Big Night."

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North Shore

Bird-a-thon 2019 logo

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

Ipswich River's team is seeking your support for our annual Bird-a-thon 2019 fundraiser (May 10–11). Funds raised in this event go directly to the sanctuary and enable us to inspire environmental stewardship, enhance bird habitat, and protect other sanctuaries throughout the North Shore. 

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South of Boston

Kids hiking over a stream at Allens Pond

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 1, 2019

Take a guided hike to celebrate our newest trail on National Trails Day! In addition to beautiful hikes, this free event includes activities for all ages and a bake sale at Stone Barn Farm.

REI "Loving Our Local Outdoors" logo

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Great news! Thanks to REI's first-ever "Loving Our Local Outdoors" member vote grant, Allens Pond will receive a funding award to build new trails and create an amazing eight-mile circuit.

A closeup look at caterpillars on native plants at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 2, 2019

Shop for native plants that will brighten your gardens and provide habitat for birds and butterflies! Bring your family and spend the day enjoying free snacks, fun activities, a special art exhibit, and perusing our gift shop. 

Great Blue Heron paper sculpture © Karie O'Donnell

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River's current art exhibit, Avian Works in Four Mediums, features pieces by local artist Karie O'Donnell. On display in the Gallery from April 27–June 2.

Close-up of a hanging lantern at Night at the Knoll

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 8, 2019

Spend a warm spring evening with friends and community members strolling lantern lit gardens, enjoying delicious food and drink, and listening to live music—all for a good cause!

Fall walk at Tidmarsh © Jeanne Lesperance

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

January 19 marked the one-year anniversary of the day that Tidmarsh first opened to the public. We're very proud of what we've accomplished since then, and we couldn't have done any of it without your support!

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