Regional News

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

Greater Boston Events

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. 

Trailside's resident Common Raven

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event October 27, 2018

We've all heard stories about animals that go “bump” in the night—but which stories are just make-believe? Join us for a Halloween party and discover some of the truths about nighttime animals!

Eastern Screech Owl at Bird Hop 2017 © Martha Heath

Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 2, 2018

Support urban environmental education by joining us for a night of beer tasting, live music, bird demonstrations, pub food, and more. Tickets on sale now! This is a 21+ event; valid ID required.

Sheep sculpture built out of evergreen tree branches

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 23, 2018

Spend your Black Friday outdoors instead of at the mall! Join us to celebrate the outdoors and give thanks for nature. Enjoy live music, artwork by local artists, 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 26-28, 2018

Join us for our 36th 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. 

Carved pumpkins ready for Halloween

Stony Brook Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 19, 2018

Bring a pumpkin to carve and we’ll supply everything else! After we finish carving, we'll play some pumpkin games, enjoy some pumpkin treats, and go for a moonlit stroll to listen for nocturnal wildlife.

Greater Boston News

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Muncho Lake in British Columbia © Janet MacCausland
Muncho Lake © Janet MacCausland

Voyage from the pristine waters of British Columbia’s inside passage to bird population recovery efforts in the Caribbean and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and presentation of images in an exotic location. First program is November 1.

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. 

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Boy watering a school garden

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 afterschool curriculum thanks to a partnership with Drumlin Farm.

Moose Hill Wildlife Sanctuary

Assessing trees for habitat management project

With the support of a recently awarded grant, Moose Hill is working to increase upland habitat diversity and improve early successional habitat for plants and wildlife. Work on the project began in mid-February and will be completed by the end of June. Updated June 15.

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.