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Peregrine falcon restoration reaches new heights in Massachusetts 

7/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife biologists successfully banded over 40 peregrine falcon chicks.

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Species Spotlight: Eastern hog-nosed snake 

7/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for July is the eastern hog-nosed snake. Learn more about this deceiving snake, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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Species Spotlight: Eastern whip-poor-will 

6/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for June is the eastern whip-poor-will! Learn about this bird of fire and folklore, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this rare species, and what you can do to help.

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Bald eagle numbers soar in 2020 

5/27/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

It’s nesting season for bald eagles! MassWildlife has already documented over 70 active eagle nests and a dramatic uptick in new nests throughout Massachusetts this spring.

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Why did the turtle cross the road? 

5/15/2020 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Whatever the reason, watch out for them!

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Celebrate Endangered Species Day 

5/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Endangered Species Day will be observed on May 15. Here are five things you might not know about endangered species.

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Species Spotlight: Ringed boghaunter 

4/30/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for May is the ringed boghaunter! Learn about this elusive dragonfly, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this threatened species, and what you can do to help.

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Earth Day Celebrates 50 Years 

4/20/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Earth Day will be observed all around the world on April 22. You can honor this special day by enjoying these activities from home!

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Now is the time to look for blooming spring ephemerals! 

4/20/2020 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

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

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Species Spotlight: Frosted elfin 

4/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for April is the frosted elfin! Learn about this small butterfly, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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Ants and spring wildflowers 

3/31/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

There are several early spring blooming plants, also known as spring ephemerals, that rely almost entirely on ants to distribute their seeds.

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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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