Regional News

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

South East Events

Wild for Wareham festival logo with sponsor logos

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 17-24, 2021

Join Mass Audubon and other partner organizations for a week of programs that will get you and your family outside and exploring Wareham's wild side! From shellfishing basics to advocacy webinars to kayak tours, there's something for everybody.

Wild for Wareham festival logo with sponsor logos

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 17-24, 2021

Join Mass Audubon and other partner organizations for a week of programs that will get you and your family outside and exploring Wareham's wild side! From shellfishing basics to advocacy webinars to kayak tours, there's something for everybody.

Wild for Wareham festival logo with sponsor logos

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event April 17-24, 2021

Join Mass Audubon and other partner organizations for a week of programs that will get you and your family outside and exploring Wareham's wild side! From shellfishing basics to advocacy webinars to kayak tours, there's something for everybody.

South East News

TerraCorps team member Jenna Shea

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

We're excited to introduce our newest TerraCorps team member—Jenna Shea! A recent graduate of UMass Amherst, Jenna will use her service year to cultivate relationships between community members and the nature that surrounds them.

Part of the team that helped improve the grasslands at Allens Pond

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Over the last few months, a dedicated team of Mass Audubon staff, contractors, and volunteers worked hard to complete the first phase of a habitat restoration and improvement project. The sanctuary's grassland loop has never looked better!

Allens Pond Virtual Duck Derby logo

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

The first-ever Virtual Duck Derby was a fantastic success with 3,024 rubber ducks racing on the incoming tide at Barney's Joy. See the official list of the winners, and congratulations to all!

TerraCorps team member Jenna Shea

Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

We're excited to introduce our newest TerraCorps team member—Jenna Shea! A recent graduate of UMass Amherst, Jenna will use her service year to cultivate relationships between community members and the nature that surrounds them.

Discoverers campers in the Nature Play Area at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

At Oak Knoll Summer Camp in Attleboro, campers ages 4.5–10 have fun, learn about nature, and make friends through outdoor exploration, hands-on activities, games, and art. Registration is now open!

New footbridge over West Beaver Dam Brook at the entrance to Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

The wait is over—we're so excited to welcome the public back to Tidmarsh! The parking lot and entrance trail have re-opened. Visitors will enjoy several improvements to the sanctuary, including a new footbridge over West Beaver Dam Brook.

All Persons Trail construction progress at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Our property staff has been working hard on a 0.3-mile All Persons Trail that—once finished—will enable visitors of all abilities to pass through our meadow, access our overlook platform, and get close to our restored marsh areas. 

Removing dams to re-establish a free-flowing West Beaver Dam Brook at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Mass Audubon has partnered with the Town of Plymouth to restore the town-owned Foothills Preserve as well as the West Beaver Dam Brook. We're committed to restoring, enhancing, and improving the ecosystem and natural landscape at Tidmarsh to provide quality habitat for vulnerable species.

The new standing seam metal roof on Tidmarsh's main building

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

Things have been getting greener at Tidmarsh! In addition to restoring the West Branch of Beaver Dam Brook, we've also been working to improve the sanctuary's offices by adding some additional "green" features—including a brand-new roof.

Counselor and camper using a field guide at North River

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

We're thrilled to announce that Tidmarsh has received a grant award from the Middleborough Cultural Council to support a new program series aimed at removing barriers that can prevent families from participating in nature-based experiences.