Regional News

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

Greater Boston Events

Humpback Whale fluke at Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary © Kjeld Mahoney

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 13, 2019

Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (November 13: "Exploring the Underwater Behavior of Humpback Whales")

Close-up of a Northern Saw-whet Owl

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event October 26-27, 2019

Give a hoot for all things owl at our annual family-friendly festival! Meet live owls up-close, discover how these mysterious animals survive, and enjoy kid's crafts, food trucks, and fun for all ages.

Metal sculpture of figure meditating

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 29, 2019

Reclaim the day after Thanksgiving for the outdoors, away from the malls, at this annual arts festival! Enjoy live music, local art, storytelling, family-friendly nature crafts, and more.

Barn full of jack-o-lanterns at Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 25-27, 2019

It's the 37th Annual Halloween Prowl! This very popular annual event is creative, non-scary and fun—an enchanting evening with many delights, including a barn filled with Jack-o'-lanterns. 

Greater Boston News

Coatimundi in Arizona's Sky Islands by Joy Marzolf (staff)

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience unforgettable journeys, from an exploration of the biodiversity-rich Sky Islands of Arizona to endangered species conservation projects on Hawaii's Big Island and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and engaging visual presentation. Next program is November 7.

REI "Loving Our Local Outdoors" logo

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Great news! Thanks to REI's first-ever "Loving Our Local Outdoors" member vote grant, Broadmoor will receive a funding award to repair and reroute nine miles of hiking trails.

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

Students are invited to take part in the next Youth Climate Summit on November 23! This ongoing collaboration engages local high school teams to work on climate justice projects that help their local and global 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.

Cover of "Winter World" by Bern Heinrich © HarperCollins Publishers

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Meet other nature enthusiasts and learn about local natural history in this special two-part program! Meet on October 23 for a discussion of Winter World by Bernd Heinrich, and then again on November 2 for a naturalist walk.

Beaver gnawing stick in a pond © Amy Vaughn

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

The title of the classic family TV show brings to mind childhood whimsy and cleverness—mixed in with a little innocent trouble and complications. In real life, however, beavers can cause lots of problems and require constant monitoring.