Regional News

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

Cape Cod and Islands Events

Jack-o-lantern with tree carving

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 25, 2019

Celebrate Halloween by exploring our delightfully spooky pine forest after dark. Along the way, you'll be entertained and enlightened (but not scared) by curious creatures from the natural world!

Horseshoe crabs and tour visitors at Long Pasture's Enchanted Forest

Long Pasture Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event October 25, 2019

For one night only, the woodlands will awaken for some family-friendly, non-scary Halloween fun! Take a guided walk on a lantern-lit forest trail and encounter some creatures of the night.

American Robin eating holly berries © Dana Spires 750

Ashumet Holly Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event December 14, 2019

Take a "holly-day" season walk at one of the largest holly plantations in New England! Learn about the natural history of hollies and gather your own holly boughs to take home. 

Family doing crafts at Felix Neck's Annual Fall Festival

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 29, 2019

It's a fall-tastic day the whole family will enjoy! Featuring hayrides, face painting, live music, food, crafts for kids, live animals, trail walks, and more.

Cape Cod and Islands News

Horseshoe Crab survey volunteers at work © Gabrielle Mannino

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Summer 2019 was an incredible season for Felix Neck's Osprey, Atlantic Horseshoe Crab, breeding shorebirds, odonate, and salamander citizen science projects! Over 40 individuals trekked through woods and across beaches to collect the data needed for the conservation and management of these iconic Vineyard species. 

"Never Home Alone" cover © Basic Books

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Your house is incredibly biodiverse, with thousands of species of microbes, molds, spiders, and insects sharing your space. To put it simply, you are running a biodiversity boardinghouse. But there's good news—according to Never Home Alone by Rob Dunn, not all of this is bad news.