Regional News

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

South of Boston Events

Kids hiking over a stream at Allens Pond

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 1, 2019

Take a guided hike to celebrate our newest trail on National Trails Day! In addition to beautiful hikes, this free event includes activities for all ages and a bake sale at Stone Barn Farm.

Bobolink male singing © Knut Hansen

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 30, 2019

Start your day with a farm-to-table breakfast featuring local, freshly-harvested produce, then embark on a guided hike to view Bobolinks in the restored warm-season grassland at Allens Pond.

A closeup look at caterpillars on native plants at North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 2, 2019

Shop for native plants that will brighten your gardens and provide habitat for birds and butterflies! Bring your family and spend the day enjoying free snacks, fun activities, a special art exhibit, and perusing our gift shop. 

Posing for a "firefly selfie" at the Fantastic Firefly Festival

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event July 6, 2019

Nothing says "summer" quite like fireflies. Celebrate these amazing insects with an evening of family-friendly games, activities, crafts, demonstrations, and more—plus, learn how you can participate in Firefly Watch!

Close-up of a hanging lantern at Night at the Knoll

Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event June 8, 2019

Spend a warm spring evening with friends and community members strolling lantern lit gardens, enjoying delicious food and drink, and listening to live music—all for a good cause!

South of Boston News

REI "Loving Our Local Outdoors" logo

Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Great news! Thanks to REI's first-ever "Loving Our Local Outdoors" member vote grant, Allens Pond will receive a funding award to build new trails and create an amazing eight-mile circuit.

Great Blue Heron paper sculpture © Karie O'Donnell

North River Wildlife Sanctuary

North River's current art exhibit, Avian Works in Four Mediums, features pieces by local artist Karie O'Donnell. On display in the Gallery from April 27–June 2.

Fall walk at Tidmarsh © Jeanne Lesperance

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

January 19 marked the one-year anniversary of the day that Tidmarsh first opened to the public. We're very proud of what we've accomplished since then, and we couldn't have done any of it without your support!

Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary

View of restored valley at Tidmarsh

Congratulations—and many, many thanks—to all who helped Mass Audubon successfully complete the purchase of 450+/- acres of land in the Manomet section of Plymouth that will soon become our newest wildlife sanctuary—the Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary!