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Watch for amphibians on the road 

2/28/2021 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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Report species observations, vernal pools, and more with new Heritage Hub system 

2/22/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife’s Heritage Hub replaces VPRS and allows users to easily report observations.

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Go wild on your taxes this year 

1/27/2021 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Tax season is here, meaning it's a great time to help keep Massachusetts wild!

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Northeast states receive a federal grant to coordinate rare turtle conservation efforts 

1/27/2021 MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Funding will support continued scientific collaboration addressing serious wood turtle population declines in Massachusetts and other northeastern states.

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Celebrating 30 Years of Endangered Species Legislation 

12/23/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Public invited to engage in rare species conservation and protection efforts

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Species Spotlight: Shortnose sturgeon 

12/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

December’s Species Spotlight is the shortnose sturgeon. Learn more about this endangered species in Massachusetts, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this fish, and what you can do to help.

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Species Spotlight: Bog turtles 

11/02/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

November’s Species Spotlight is the bog turtle. Learn more about one of the smallest living turtles, what is threatening its existence, and how to report a sighting to MassWildlife staff.

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Learn about wildlife virtually anywhere 

10/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Enjoy these recorded livestream events and get tips for hunting, fishing, and viewing wildlife in MA!

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You know what's scary? 

10/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

Celebrate the spooky season and learn more about bats!

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Massachusetts Wildlife special magazine edition  

10/06/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

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Species Spotlight: Little brown bat 

9/28/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

October’s Species Spotlight is the little brown bat. Contrary to myths, bats are gentle and intelligent, but human activities and white-nose syndrome have diminished populations in Massachusetts. Learn how to help protect this underappreciated mammal.

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Species Spotlight: New England blazing star 

9/01/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for September is the New England blazing star. Learn more about this persevering flower, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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Endangered Orchid Rediscovered in Bristol County 

8/24/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

After nearly two decades, a small population of the state-endangered crested fringed orchid (Platanthera cristata) was recently rediscovered in Bristol County by MassWildlife's botanist.

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Species Spotlight: Plymouth gentian 

8/03/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife's Species Spotlight for August is the Plymouth gentian. Learn more about this surprising flower, how MassWildlife biologists are working to protect this species of special concern, and what you can do to help.

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Historic loon hatch marks a milestone 

7/09/2020 Division of Fisheries and Wildlife

MassWildlife reports the first common loon hatches in southeastern MA in over a century.

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