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Join MassWildlife on iNaturalist 

3/27/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Connect with an online community of naturalists to learn about the wild plants and animals in Massachusetts. Join MassWildlife’s iNaturalist project to see and add to species information for our featured properties.

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Run for Wildlife: Register now 

3/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Support rare species and sign up for a trail run in Westborough. Options include a 5K, 10K, or Kids Fun Run.

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Watch for amphibians on the road 

2/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

This spring, be mindful of amphibians as they emerge from their winter retreats and travel to breeding sites. Use caution while driving on rainy spring nights.

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Species Spotlight: Brook floater 

2/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for March is the brook floater! Learn about brook floaters in Massachusetts, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this endangered species, and what you can do to help.

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Species Spotlight: Bald eagles 

2/03/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for February is the bald eagle! Learn about bald eagles in Massachusetts, how MassWildlife biologists are working to restore this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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Species Spotlight: Short-eared owl 

1/05/2020 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for January is the short-eared owl! Learn about short-eared owls in Massachusetts, the threats to their habitats, and what you can do to help.

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MassWildlife Lands: A Focus on Frances A. Crane Wildlife Management Area 

1/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Thanks to years of focused habitat management, an array of wildlife is thriving at this unique public property.

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2020 marks 30 years of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act 

12/27/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MESA helps protect the most vulnerable animal and plant species of Massachusetts and the habitats upon which they depend.

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Prescribed burning for wildlife: An essential land management tool  

11/27/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife carried out a record number of burns this year to benefit wildlife and restore habitats.

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Help the animals and plants of Massachusetts thrive 

10/31/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Don't wait until Giving Tuesday to let us know you care!

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Using the past to learn about the future of a species 

10/29/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

MassWildlife dives into research from over 150 years ago to learn more about a protected species.

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Partnering for a threatened species 

10/02/2019 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife is partnering with residents, municipalities, land trusts, and others to monitor and restore the last remaining populations of eastern spadefoot from inland areas of New England.

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New Norcross Hill Wildlife Management Area 

9/02/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

The new Norcross Hill WMA in Templeton protects over 465 acres for wildlife and outdoor recreation.

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Public hearing to address changes of status on protected species scheduled for August 

8/01/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

MassWildlife is holding a public hearing on August 28 to amend the list of animals and plants protected by MESA.

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Shorebirds are on the move! 

7/31/2019 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Head to the shoreline this summer to see shorebirds migrating south, but please keep your distance.

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