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 26, 2018

Celebrate the Halloween holiday by exploring our delightfully spooky pine forest after dark. You'll be entertained and enlightened by curious creatures from the natural world you'll meet along the way!

Wellfleet Harbor © Andrew Sutcliffe

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 3, 2018

Join us on Saturday, November 3, for the sixteenth year of this free, public conference! Come hear about the latest research in the diets of Cape seals, shellfish policy, wastewater management, sea turtle strandings, and more.

Family doing crafts at Felix Neck's Annual Fall Festival

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event November 23, 2018

Join us for our 38th 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

Deer buck at sunrise in fog © Mark Gilbert
White-tailed Deer buck © Mark Gilbert

Whether you’ve chanced across a hummingbird dipping their tail feathers or caught a glimpse of a Monarch fluttering by, we’ve all had those animal encounters on the Island that make us stop and ponder what else lives on this mystical island aside from ourselves.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

LIT Rachel Kingsley
Rachel Kingsley

This summer, the sanctuary hosted a special crop of returning camp counselors, Leaders-in-Training, interns, and volunteers. We asked a few of them what makes them tick, why they come to Felix Neck, and what they hope to accomplish, and their answers inspired us.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Horseshoe crab in hands

Summer 2018 was an incredible season for the monitoring of our local shorebird, Osprey, and horseshoe crab populations—both in the numbers of these animals recorded as well as in the turnout of dedicated and eager volunteers who led the charge.