Tracking & Viewing Wildlife

  • Critters of Massachusetts

    A perfect gift for the curious youngster or the beginning adult naturalist with an interest in backyard wildlife and beyond. 
    $5.00 MassWildlife Publication Order Form  pdf format of MassWildlife Publication Order Form

  • A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Massachusetts
    The book includes detailed species accounts, photographs of common pattern and color variations, information about reptile and amphibian conservation, and a key to Sea Turtles of the North Atlantic.$10.00 Order Form MassWildlife Publications pdf format of MassWildlife Publication Order Form
  • A Field Guide to Animals of Vernal Pools

    This 8" X 5 1/2" full color field guide provides an excellent reference to the specialized creatures that depend upon vernal pools. 
    $12.00 Order through the Natural Heritage Program MassWildlife Publication Order Form pdf format of MassWildlife Publication Order Form
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  • A Field Guide to the Dragonflies & Damselflies of Massachusetts

    196 pages of color photographs of adult males and females, illustrations of diagnostic characters as well as range, flight period, habitat, and behavior notes.
    $20.00 Order through the Natural Heritage Program MassWildlife Publication Order Form pdf format of MassWildlife Publication Order Form


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  • An Introduction to the Threatened Turtles of Massachusetts: Why They Need Our Help! (DVD - 2007)
    An Introduction to the Threatened Turtles of Massachusetts is a great educational tool for teachers at all grade levels, nature centers, other educational institutions and the general public. This video provides an overview of general turtle biology, the threats that they face and suggests ways for each of us to help conserve Massachusetts' native turtles.
    $5.00 Order through the Natural Heritage Program MassWildlife Publication Order Form pdf format of MassWildlife Publication Order Form
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  • Animal Track Guide
    A small pocket-sized card showing tracks of various wildlife living in Massachusetts. You can print a copy or visit a MassWildlife office to get the pocket-sized card.
    Identify Animal Tracks  pdf format of Identify Animal Tracks
  • Species Lists

    These lists of various classes of wildlife are only available online, not as a published document. They are lists that indicate population status and distribution in the state.

    From MassWildlife

    State Mammal List
    State Reptiles & Amphibians List
    Fish Facts & Lists

    From Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology

    List of Massachusetts Inland Fishes , An Annotated Working List of the Inland Fishes of Massachusetts

  • Beaver Publications
    Various publications about beavers.
    Beaver Publications
  • Birds in Massachusetts Checklist
    Available online or visit a MassWildlife office to get a copy of the booklet.
    Birds in Massachusetts  pdf format of Birds in Massachusetts

Wildlife Management

  • Preventing Conflicts with Wildlife
    Tips and guidelines for preventing and resolving problems with wildlife in your home, on your property, or in your neighborhood. Preventing Conflicts with Wildlife
  • Homeowners Guide to Bats

    Tips and facts about handling bats in your home and preventing bats from making their way into your home. Homeowner Guide to Bats pdf format of Homeowner's Guide to Bats

  • Living with Wildlife

    A PDF library of the Living with Wildlife series fact sheets and articles about wildlife that answer the most inquiries by homeowners and community officials. Wildlife Fact Sheets Library

  • Why Moving Wildlife is Harmful

    A flyer for use by, but not limited to, municipal officials, wildlife rehabilitators, educators and Problem Animal Control Agents to explain to others about this issue.

    Flyer Moving Wildlife Is Harmful  pdf format of Moving Wildlife
Article Moving Wildlife

Caring for Wildlife

  • Vernal Pool Life: A Race Against Dryness Poster

    This beautiful color poster was created using twenty-six photographs to depict the many animal species that depend on vernal pools. Visit a MassWildlife office for a free copy.

  • Housing for Bluebirds

    Visit the MassWildlife office main office for a free flyer.

  • Housing Projects for Wood Ducks

    Includes wood duck box plans. Homes for Wood Ducks