Regional News

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


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Cape Cod and Islands

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Central Massachusetts

Wachusett Meadow's flock of sheep running down a hill

Wachusett Meadow Wildlife Sanctuary

Since it wasn't possible to host our annual Sheep & Wool Festival this year due to COVID-19, we wanted to bring the festival experience to you—virtually! Get to know the sanctuary's resident sheep, learn all about shearing, connect with our wonderful vendors, and find out how you can help support the sanctuary's flock.

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Connecticut River Valley

Eastern Meadowlark at Arcadia © Beth Finney

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

On eBird, Arcadia and Quabbin Park are tied for most bird species seen over the years in all of central and western Massachusetts—241 species. Of the 100 eBird hotspots in Hampshire County, Arcadia is one of only six locations that have more than 200 species observed. 

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Greater Boston

Instructor showing a trail reroute in the field at Broadmoor

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Register now for this 4-part trail building and stewardship training series! Classes are designed for land managers, conservation professionals, volunteer groups, and volunteer trail stewards. Next workshop is May 21.

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!

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!

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

Cammy with a salamander at Ipswich River preschool

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

While schools are closed due to COVID-19, Ipswich River's early childhood educators are finding ways to connect with their preschool students (and families) by using familiar routines and focusing on the learning and comfort that can be found outdoors. 

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South of Boston

Group of people hiking an All Persons Trail at Habitat Education Center

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 6, 2020

On National Trails Day, come celebrate the sanctuary's brand-new universally accessible trail! People of all ages and abilities can enjoy a beautiful hike at this free event.

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.

Painted Lady butterfly on Purple Coneflower bloom

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Our popular Native Plant Sale has gone digital this year! Choose from a wide variety of native perennials that also support pollinators. Pre-order for curbside pickup on June 6-7. Online order forms must be received by June 4.

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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