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Greater Boston Events

Birding in spring at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event May 5, 2019

Celebrate spring with a little food, fun, and birdsong! Explore the sanctuary on a naturalist-led bird walk, then enjoy a homemade breakfast at the Nature Center.

Barn Owl for Birds & Brew 2019

Boston Nature Center & Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 7, 2019

Don't miss this summer night of craft beer tastings, encounters with live birds, hearty appetizers, live music, and more! Tickets on sale now. (This is a 21+ event; valid ID required.)

Butterfly and bee on purple coneflower

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event May 4, 2019

Celebrate all things pollinator! Meet a beekeeper, learn how to garden for pollinators, taste honey, enjoy hands-on activities, and more. (Free with sanctuary admission.)

Greater Boston News

American River Otter at Trailside © Shawn Carey

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Originally constructed in 1960 as one of Trailside's very first exhibits, it's time to improve the otter pool to meet modern standards while enhancing the educational experience. Construction is expected to continue until the end of 2019. 

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.

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.

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."

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.