Regional News

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

Cape Cod and Islands Events

Trumpeter swan © John James Audubon

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Special Event February 24, 2018

You're invited to the 2018 Sea Change environmental film and discussion series! In honor of Wellfleet Bay's 60th anniversary, the theme this year is birds. First film screening is February 24.

Cape Cod and Islands News

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Students visiting cold-stunned sea turtles

Cape Cod school students live close to where world-renowned sea turtle rescue work happens, and yet many are unaware of it or know little about it. But the sanctuary’s education staff is changing that, one classroom at a time.

Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary

Volunteer Heather Pilchard rescues a Kemp’s ridley on Great Island
Volunteer Heather Pilchard rescuing a Kemp’s ridley on Great Island

The weather conditions that signal the start of stranding season arrived in November, and our volunteers began finding cold-stunned sea turtles. To date, more than 350 turtles have been rescued.

Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

Raccoon tracks © Rosemary Mosco
Raccoon tracks © Rosemary Mosco

In the winter months, when animal activity seems to be down, you can often find signs of the few animals that remain active on Martha’s Vineyard this time of year—especially in freshly fallen snow. 

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.