Regional News

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

Greater Boston Events

Lesser Bird-of-Paradise male © Tim Laman

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event CANCELLED - March 29, 2020

CANCELLED. Discover the amazing Birds-of-Paradise, arguably the world's most spectacular family of birds, during this annual event at the Center for the Arts in Natick.

Cooking pancakes over a fire

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event CANCELLED - March 28 & 29, 2020

CANCELLED. Join us for a decades-old tradition of making maple syrup using traditional methods at Brookwood Farm in the Blue Hills Reservation. 

Sheep at Woolapalooza

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event CANCELLED - March 28, 2020

CANCELLED. Celebrate the coming of spring at our annual festival featuring all things sheep! Meet our new lambs, watch sheep shearing demos, shop for items created by local fiber artisans, and much more.

Runner on an outdoor trail

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event September 13, 2020

See the sanctuary in a brand-new way as you race through nature trails, farm fields, and the barnyard loop! Participate in a 5K, 1K, or a "Drumlin Dash" for little ones, then enjoy a block-party style celebration. Postponed to September 13.

Cover of "What It's Like to Be a Bird" by David Sibley © Knopf

Museum of American Bird Art

Special Event April 18, 2020

Listen as internationally-renowned author David Sibley discusses his new book, What It's Like to Be a Bird, enjoy a book signing, and take in an exhibition of more than 40 original paintings Sibley created for the book.

Great Horned Owl

Museum of American Bird Art

Special Event Late May 2020 (POSTPONED)

Come and enjoy the wonders of owls with crafts, games, and more. Meet live owls, find out what makes them unique, and discover which owls you can find in your own backyard! (POSTPONED to late May; exact date TBD)

Greater Boston News

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. First workshop is March 19.

"Dog walk shadows" painting © Paula Pitman Brown

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Our current exhibition features paintings of animals living in a human world by Paula Pitman Brown, on display at the Broadmoor Gallery through March 31. 

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary campers

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

At Broadmoor Nature Camp in Natick, campers ages 4–14 experience nature and have fun through guided outdoor explorations, games, hands-on activities, and crafts. Registration now open for summer 2020!

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!

David Whipple © Gladstone-Whipple family

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

We’re not 100% sure what got David hooked on birds. We think it started with airplanes—an early enthusiasm. Then in kindergarten, his wonderful teacher Jeanette Reynolds did a unit on birds. Each kid had to make a bird out of paper—David’s was a Cedar Waxwing.

Students brainstorming ideas at the 2018-2019 Youth Climate Summit

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

You're invited to our Youth Leaders for Climate Justice Showcase on Saturday, April 4 at District Hall in Boston! Teams of local high school-age students will present their semester-long projects, aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change in their communities. 

Farm-to-School in Somerville

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Ever try to get your kids to eat carrots? It’s not always easy. But for students in grades K–5 at Somerville public schools, eating carrots is part of the after school curriculum thanks to a partnership with Drumlin Farm.

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!

Parents and preschoolers at a Fledgling Friday program

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Spend some with your little one every Friday afternoon creating art, participating in STEAM activities, listening to stories, and exploring the outdoors. Each week has a different theme!

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."

A tree that's been "girdled" by a beaver

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

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.