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Our wildlife sanctuaries host exciting special events throughout the year, from seasonal festivals and exhibit openings to special lectures and open houses.

    Pond boardwalk trail in winter at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event December 21, 2018

    Come one, come all to Felix Neck's annual winter gathering! Join us for a community celebration to welcome the winter season with a sunset hike, potluck, a fire, and treats.

    Winter Solstice Celebration at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event December 21, 2018

    Join us for a free celebration of light on the shortest day of the year! Ward off the cold with the warmth of the bonfire, sip hot cider, and listen to music.

    Former Sanctuary Director Bill Gette with winter birding group

    Joppa Flats Education Center

    Special Event January 19, 2019

    Celebrate the joy of winter birding with our ever-popular annual event! Each January, birding teams of all ages go head-to-head in a 12-hour race to spot as many species as they can.

    Ms. G is the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts

    Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 2, 2019

    Join us on Groundhog Day as we dig into climate and weather science and watch Ms. G (the Official State Groundhog of Massachusetts) deliver her 12th prognostication! Will we have six more weeks of winter or an early spring?

    Kids get up-close with a barred owl at Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Broadmoor Wildlife Sanctuary

    Special Event February 8-9, 2019

    Come explore the wonders of owls with friends and family! Go on a full moon owl prowl, or join us for an up-close and personal view of some of our local owl species.