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Cape Cod and Islands

Yellow-rumped Warbler © Carol Ansel

Sesachacha Heathlands Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 29, 2018

Join Sanctuary Director Ernie Steinauer and members of Mass Audubon's leadership team for a gentle morning of birding and learning about our conservation activities on the beautiful island of Nantucket!

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Deer buck at sunrise in fog © Mark Gilbert
White-tailed Deer buck © Mark Gilbert

Whether you’ve chanced across a hummingbird dipping their tail feathers or caught a glimpse of a Monarch fluttering by, we’ve all had those animal encounters on the Island that make us stop and ponder what else lives on this mystical island aside from ourselves.

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Central Massachusetts

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Connecticut River Valley

Arcadia Folk Festival logo

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 30, 2018

Join us for the first-ever Arcadia Folk Festival, presented by Mass Audubon and Signature Sounds. Enjoy a day of family-friendly activities and performances by Darlingside, Birds of Chicago, The Nields, and more!

Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Morning view of Mt. Tom from Arcadia's meadows © Phil Doyle

Arcadia is celebrating 75 years of conservation in the Pioneer Valley! We're planning a wide variety of fun events and programs in honor of our anniversary, all of which will be open to the public and people of all ages and abilities.

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Greater Boston

Barn Owl © Peter Sutton

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 24, 2018

Join Broadmoor at Jack’s Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions with various experts about their work in the natural world. 

Close-up of a Northern Saw-whet Owl

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event October 13-14, 2018

Join us for a celebration of all things owl! Meet live owls up-close, learn about owl conservation challenges, and discover the role owls play in myths, legends, and art. There will be kid's crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages.

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Trail in October © Janet DeLonga
Trail, October © Janet DeLonga

In this exhibit celebrating the DCR's 125th Anniversary, 14 artists present works in a variety of mediums that celebrate the DCR's 125th Anniversary. Join us on October 24 for a free Artists' Reception! On display September 8–November 28. 

Moon Over Drumlin 2018

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 22, 2018

Celebrate the bounties of summer and support Drumlin Farm at the same time! Taste the delights prepared by our featured chefs while you enjoy an exciting raffle and live auction. Sold out.

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Crops Team member holding up a Blue Moon pumpkin

Plan for delicious meals throughout the holiday season with Drumlin’s CSA program. Get freshly-harvested, sustainably-grown produce from September through November! Fall CSA started September 12—prorated still shares available.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Walking trail through Foxboro cranberry bog

Join our teacher naturalists every Friday this month for a free 1-hour hike around The Bog at Patriot Place in Foxboro! This 32-acre cranberry wetland system and wooded area supports a variety of wildlife including Great Blue Herons, Wood Ducks, deer, foxes, and turtles.

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary's Wood Duck Derby

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 6, 2018

Come cheer on the (rubber) wood ducks during the most popular event of our Annual Fall Fair. The first duck to cross the finish line wins the Grand Prize!

Museum of American Bird Art

Front cover of Massachusetts Masterpieces
Cover image: Black-bellied Plover by Melvin G. Lawrence (1870-1932)

Many of the most important birds in the history of decoy-making were made in Massachusetts. In this new, lavishly produced art book, thirty-six never-before-published historical photographs are combined with important, new historical material. 

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North Shore

Joppa Flats Education Center

Small boy examining tide pool creatures up-close

Summer beach days are over, but our 110-gallon tide pool touch tank is still filled with marine life! Adults and children of all ages are invited to connect with local tide pool critters during this free weekend program. Last program is September 23.

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South of Boston

A spider talks about her web at Oak Knoll's Halloween Spooktacular event

Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 13, 2018

Attleboro Springs Wildlife Sanctuary comes alive at night with this fun, non-scary, Halloween event. Walk along pumpkin-lit trails, meet forest inhabitants, make some fun crafts, and enjoy homemade baked goods by our campfire!

Kids inside giant tire at Farm Day © Abby Cirincione

Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 20, 2018

It's Mass Audubon’s biggest South Shore celebration of the year! Join us for the 38th Annual Daniel Webster Farm Day, where the sanctuary's grasslands will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun.

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Homeschooler investigating insects

Oak Knoll is excited to announce our 2018-19 programs designed exclusively for the homeschool community! These drop-off programs provide a wonderful opportunity for homeschoolers to meet with other students in a social environment while engaging with the natural world. 

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Gray Catbird at Tidmarsh (Photo: Kristin Foresto)
Gray Catbird

Summer is in full swing! Whether you're a parent looking for activities between camp sessions or an adult who just wants to take a break and re-connect with nature, Tidmarsh has programs to suit all interests and ages.

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