Holiday, Birthday, and Special Occasion Gift Ideas
Looking for a wildlife-related gift for the outdoors or wildlife enthusiast on your holiday list? The following items and experiences are available for both youth and adults.
Publications for the Wildlife Enthusiast:
- A 2-year subscription to Massachusetts Wildlife magazine ($10) delivers eight full color issues of the Commonwealth's best wildlife publication.
- Critters of Massachusetts book ($5). "Critters" is a perfect gift for the curious youngster or the beginning adult naturalist with an interest in backyard wildlife and beyond.
- For the more advanced naturalist,Field Guide to Dragonflies and Damselflies ($20) or
- A Field Guide to the Animals of Vernal Pools ($12) The turtle enthusiast may enjoy an "Introduction to the Threatened Turtles of Massachusetts", a video available from DFW's Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program for $5. These 3 items may be ordered through the NHES Program.
- The Field Guide to the Reptiles of Massachusetts features information on breeding, feeding habits, range, habitat, and conservation issues. This unique issue of the Massachusetts Wildlife Magazine is $3/copy and also offers spectacular color photos of the various species including color and pattern morphs of those species with variations and a list of key features that allows you to identify any native snake and turtle (except sea turtles) found in the Bay State.
Go to the Publications area for ordering any of the above items.
Hunting and Fishing Licenses:
Hunting & Fishing licenses and stamps will be appreciated by the sportsman or woman in your life and supports MassWildlife's wildlife management and protection work.
Outdoor Skills Experiences:
- For teens aged 13-17 is the Junior Conservation Camp, a two- week overnight camp session packed with outdoor skills learning from shooting and fishing, to canoeing and camping, field trips with biologists and more.
- For women 18 years and above, enroll them in one of the Becoming an Outdoorswoman workshops planned for 2010.
For the person who has everything, consider a donation in his or her name to either of the following:
- Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Fund -- Supporting MassWildlife's efforts to protect rare and endangered species
- Wildlands Fund--This is a fund solely dedicated to acquiring important wildlife habitat that is open to wildlife related recreation.