Looking up at the Bear Hole tree canopy in fall

News & Project Updates

Published on July 2, 2021

What’s big, green, near lots of people, and will now be here forever? The answer is the Bear Hole landscape—a beautiful open space of 1,400 acres, comprised of intact forest and diverse habitats in West Springfield at the southern end of the Connecticut River Valley. 

Looking west from the highest point on the Wetherby property

News & Project Updates

Published on June 30, 2021

Whetstone Wood Wildlife Sanctuary, Mass Audubon’s largest wildlife sanctuary, just added another 20 acres of prime forest and wooded wetlands that bridges the protected land from west to east across New Salem Road in Wendell.

Stone walls & forest on the now-protected McLarey property in Marshfield

News & Project Updates

Published on February 18, 2021

Mass Audubon has received a new permanent Conservation Restriction from the Town of Marshfield for a 13.3-acre property that borders our North River Wildlife Sanctuary and consists of oak and pine forest with a lovely tributary to Hannah Eames Brook running through it.

View of a nest box on the hillside at Patten Hill in Shelburne Falls

News & Project Updates

Published on February 16, 2021

Thanks to the efforts of many, the remaining 67 acres of the Patten Hill property in Shelburne Falls have been permanently protected! We are so grateful for all who contributed to this important conservation effort.

Pequid Brook along Main Loop Trail at MABA

News & Project Updates

Published on January 29, 2021

Mass Audubon received a donation of 2.73 acres of land next to the Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon (MABA) in Canton. The new addition—called the Carroll Property—features a lovely series of rapids, or cascades, of Pequit Brook that runs along the Main Loop Trail.