Regional News

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

Cape Cod and Islands Events

NEAQ loggerhead release at Craigville Beach © Karen Strauss

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 25, 2017

Drop in over Thanksgiving weekend to learn more about sea turtles and why they strand on the beaches of Cape Cod in the late fall—plus a behind-the-scenes look at our rescue efforts!

Family at Felix Neck's Fall Festival

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 24, 2017

Join us for our 37th Annual Fall Festival and enjoy hayrides, face painting, live music, food, wreath making, a weather station and crafts for kids, live animals, trail walks, and more!

Cape Cod and Islands News

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Funnel web weaver spider © Myer Bornstein
Funnel web weaver spider © Myer Bornstein

The webs of funnel web weaver spiders might just be the very prettiest parlors of all, ready for a cricket, ant, or grasshopper to drop by for a visit. Gorgeous funnel-shaped webs—usually invisible—are now noticeable, glistening with dew in the damp mornings. 

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Susie Schwoch

This past summer, Felix Neck lost a very special friend and dedicated volunteer with the passing of Susie Schwoch. She loved all animals and came by to Felix Neck many years ago offering to become a regular volunteer.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Piping Plover and Chicks © John Van deGraaff
Piping Plover and Chicks © John Van deGraaff

The Coastal Waterbird team at Felix Neck monitored piping plovers, terns, and American oystercatchers at 18 sites on Martha’s Vineyard during the 2017 nesting season (March through August). This year, we had to take the good with the bad in terms of reproductive success.