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Support endangered species at tax time 

2/07/2024 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

By adding a donation to line 33A on your State taxes, you can help Massachusetts endangered animals and plants thrive.

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Celebrate Bat Week 

10/03/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

This October, forget about the haunted house—build a bat house instead!

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Rare but resilient: Listed moth found in Hardwick 

9/05/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Discovery of the orange sallow moth at Muddy Brook WMA is the most recent example of animals and plants responding favorably to MassWildlife’s habitat restoration work.

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BioMap Town Reports now available 

8/28/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

These new reports make it easy for towns and conservation practitioners to access information that’s relevant to them.

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New grant will help conserve imperiled turtles 

8/03/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife will use federal grant funds to study and safeguard four types of turtles.

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Asteroid named for retired MassWildlife leader 

8/03/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

In recognition of his 35 years of dedicated and effective conservation work, an asteroid was named after Dr. Tom French.

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Run for Wildlife 

7/11/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Join MassWildlife on September 24 for a 5K or 10K trail run and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run in Westborough. Proceeds support rare species conservation in MA.

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Rare caterpillar found after decades of habitat restoration 

7/03/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife staff recently discovered a frosted elfin caterpillar at Montague Plains WMA. Along with other promising findings, this exciting news is further evidence that restoration at this site is benefiting a host of common and rare species.

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Summer is emerging!  

6/01/2023 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Dragonflies and damselflies transform from water-dwelling larvae to impressive aerial hunters.

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How to help bats in Massachusetts 

6/01/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Learn about the 9 different species of bats found in Massachusetts, and what you can do to help support bat conservation.

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Upgrade to MassWildlife's Heritage Hub 

5/19/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Improvements to the online reporting and filing system make it easier for those filing MESA Regulatory Review forms.

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day May 19 

5/04/2023 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Learn how you can help the hundreds of plants and animals that are considered rare in Massachusetts and celebrate 50 years of the federal Endangered Species Act.

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Why did the turtle cross the road? 

5/03/2023 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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Watch for amphibians on the road 

3/08/2023 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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New release of BioMap provides powerful tool for conservation in the Commonwealth 

12/01/2022 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

The newly-updated online tool offers new features to guide strategic land protection and stewardship. Training and technical support are available to BioMap users.