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Report fish kills 

6/20/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Call the Massachusetts Environmental Police 1 (800) 632-8075 to report a fish kill. The vast majority of summer fish kills reported are natural events.

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Learning to love lampreys 

6/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

At first glance, sea lampreys may not inspire affection. A closer look reveals that their migratory and spawning activities provide many benefits to Massachusetts’ river ecosystems. Read more and find out how you can help.

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5,000th Headstarted turtle released into the wild 

6/04/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Masswildlife’s turtle headstart efforts have been boosting endangered northern red-bellied cooter populations for the last 40 years.

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Summer school is in session for young wildlife 

6/03/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

While school will soon be out for summer, June is when young wildlife start their crash course on how to be a successful wild animal.

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Landmark Turtle Conservation Program Celebrated for Endangered Species Day 

5/16/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

With support from partners, MassWildlife's northern red-bellied cooter headstart program has boosted endangered turtle populations over the past 40 years.

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June 1–2, 2024 is Free Fishing Weekend! 

5/08/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

No license is needed to fish in fresh water the first weekend in June!

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Winged wanderers: migratory birds and the challenges they face 

5/03/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Spring is the perfect time to learn more about migratory birds and the challenges they are facing—it’s also a great time to explore bird hotspots near you.

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MassWildlife staff honored 

5/03/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Current and former MassWildlife staff were recognized for their contributions to fisheries and wildlife conservation.

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Learn about MassWildlife’s habitat management projects at site walks this spring 

5/02/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is leading a series of walks at locations across the Commonwealth. The public is invited to hear from habitat specialists and to view habitat restoration in action on MassWildlife lands.

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day on May 17 

5/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Learn how you can help the hundreds of plants and animals that are considered rare in Massachusetts.

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Fawn Phases: Why it’s normal to find fawns alone 

5/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

To stay hidden from predators, young white-tailed deer spend much of their first 30 days on their own. Learn about fawn development and why you should never approach or take a fawn from the wild even if it’s alone.

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Look for blooming spring ephemerals with our field guide 

5/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Early spring flowers are taking advantage of sunlight before trees have full leaf cover.

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Why did the turtle cross the road? 

5/01/2024 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

There are many reasons for turtles to roam in the spring! Watch for them crossing roadways starting in mid-May.

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Take mom fishing 

5/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Get outside for Mother's Day! Plan ahead with these tips and treat mom to a great experience on the water.

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Wear your life jacket 

5/01/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Wearing a properly fitted personal flotation device could save your life.