Check here for the latest news from Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuaries around the state.
Cape Cod and Islands
Get ready to experience all the excitement of our annual live auction fundraiser without leaving your home! We've gone digital this year so you can stay safe while supporting the sanctuary's conservation and education programs.
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.
Since we can't host the annual Barbara J. Walker Butterfly Festival this year due to COVID-19, we're bringing the festival experience to you—virtually! Get to know New England butterflies, learn about our festival's history, discover fun hands-on activities, and find out how to support these amazing pollinators.
Connecticut River Valley
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.
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.
BNC's Willow Tree Youth Leaders recently presented their impactful project to reduce single-use plastic within schools! Their two-year effort was part of the Youth Leaders for Climate Justice (YLCJ) program led by Drumlin Farm.
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.
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.
South of Boston
Over the next few months, you'll notice a lot of activity in Daniel Webster's fields including soil augmentation, plowing, and reseeding. It's part of a crucial effort to restore important grassland habitat that's deteriorated over the years.