Regional News

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

Greater Boston Events

Conducting herring research in the Coonamessett River © Linda Deegan

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 11, 2020

Join Broadmoor at Jack's Abby Brewery in Framingham for food, locally-brewed beer, and thought-provoking discussions about nature with various experts. (March 11: "Restoring the Coonamessett River")

Cooking pancakes over a fire

Blue Hills Trailside Museum

Special Event March 28 & 29, 2020

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

Flipping pancakes at Drumlin Farm's "Sap-to-Syrup Pancake Breakfast"

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 7 & 8, 2020

Celebrate one of New England's historic staple crops—maple sugar—at this popular annual event! Enjoy a hearty breakfast, then get a hands-on lesson about the sap-to-syrup process in our sugar maple grove.

Sheep at Woolapalooza

Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event March 28, 2020

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.

Greater Boston News

Mountains and rice fields in Vietnam © Justin Willig

Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

Experience unforgettable journeys, from an exploration of the vibrant landscapes of Vietnam to diving adventures on the little-known island of Moheli and more. Each themed night offers a location-based buffet dinner and engaging visual presentation. Next program is February 20.

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!

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.