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Throughout the month of September, we held 8 Monarch Tagging Events with the public and school groups. The Monarchs that we tagged are on their fall migration to Mexico, where other scientists will report the tags they recover during the monarch’s overwintering period.
With the help of property staff and our Regional Conservation Ecologist, this garden bed was created to focus on enhancing bird and pollinator habitat by establishing native perennials, shrubs, and flowering herbs that provide or attract resources used by birds, butterflies, and other pollinators on an area formally covered with lawn.
We are thrilled to announce that the $2.6 million goal was met to protect the Sacred Hearts property! Our offer was officially accepted on February 14, and we're excited to be on our way to purchasing 110 acres to expand Great Neck Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mass Audubon recently honored educators from New Bedford and Attleboro as 2022 Conservation Teachers of the Year. The awards, which come with $1,000 gifts to be used to support the teachers’ programs, were presented at Mass Audubon’s Annual Meeting, which took place at the Museum of Science in Boston on Wednesday, November 2.
The mission is to create a long-range, strategic, and ambitious Environmental Master Plan (EMP) for the City of Attleboro and to encourage extensive, equitable, and inclusive community participation in its future evolution and execution.
This past June was packed with celebrations of pride. Mass Audubon was able to take part in this celebration through tabling at New Bedford’s AHA pride night and Plymouth Pride, as well as host a Pride Hike at Tidmarsh Wildlife Sanctuary (in partnership with Plymouth Pride), and a Pride get-together at Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary.
Mass Audubon’s Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary annually partners with U.S. Fish & Wildlife’s Blanding’s Turtle Rearing program. This program is a head start program to give hatchlings, of this endangered species, a better chance of surviving their first winter.
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.