Regional News

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

Boston

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Cape Cod

Felix Neck Campers and Counselor

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

At Felix Neck’s Fern & Feather Day Camp in Edgartown, campers ages 5–14 have fun and make friends as they explore the nature of Martha's Vineyard at our 350-acre wildlife sanctuary. Registration for summer 2022 opens on January 31!

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Central

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Islands

Amity Shark Race at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event August 28, 2022

It's time to race your wooden shark fins and help support Felix Neck! The first "shark" to make it across Sengekontacket Pond and over the finish line wins the coveted Shark Fin Trophy for their sponsor.

Protect Your Environment Club at Felix Neck

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

How did Felix Neck get ten percent of the Island’s students together with nonprofit partners, local and regional government, business owners, and scientists? Feed them good food and engage them in great conversations.

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

Fresh vegetables in baskets at Moose Hill

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a great way to create a personal connection to your local farm and farmers. You will not only know where your food is grown and learn how it’s grown, but you’ll be able to taste the difference!

MABA camper practicing field sketches in the meadow

Museum of American Bird Art

At Wild at Art Nature Camp in Canton, campers ages 4.5–14 have fun as naturalists, teaching artists, and trained counselors lead them in outdoor explorations and creative art projects. Registration is now open!

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Metro West

Three campers in mud boots climbing a rock in the sunshine at Broadmoor Nature Camp

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

At our summer day camp in Natick, kids ages 4–17 explore, have fun, and make friends while creating lifelong memories through guided outdoor explorations, games, hands-on activities, and crafts. Registration is now open for summer 2022!

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North Shore

Ipswich River Nature Campers walking on the boardwalk in summer (by Scott Santino/Mass Audubon)

Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary

At our summer day camp, campers ages 5–14 have a unique opportunity to learn about nature, meet new friends, and have fun outside at locations in Topsfield and Marblehead. Registration is open for summer 2022!

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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.

A small group gathered around a table

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

This past June was packed with celebrations of pride. Mass Audubon was able to take part in this celebration through tabling at New Bedford’s AHA pride night and Plymouth Pride, as well as host a Pride Hike at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary (in partnership with Plymouth Pride), and a Pride get-together at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary.

NestWatch volunteers looking at a bird's nest in a birdhouse

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

The NestWatch program is a volunteer-based project focused on collecting breeding bird data for nest-box nesting bird species. Through this volunteer program, over 170 nest boxes were monitored this year at 6 of the South East sanctuaries.

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West

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

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 17, 2022

Arcadia Folk Festival enters its fourth year! Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and performances by an exciting lineup of musical groups. Presented by Mass Audubon and Signature Sounds. Tickets on sale now.

Eastern Meadowlark © Meredith Broberg

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Canary in the Coal Mine is a show conceived by Massachusetts-based studio Zea Mays Printmaking to promote awareness of the vast number of avian species that face eradication due to climate change.

Pike's Pond Boardwalk now open after repairs to fix 2021 storm damage.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

On July 27, 2021 Pleasant Valley was hit by a devastating storm. The microburst it produced uprooted or snapped hundreds of mature trees in a swath across the entrance and trail-laden section of the sanctuary. The boardwalk reopened in July 2022 following repairs.

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