Eastern Point Boulevard (private way), Gloucester, MA. See more of Mass Audubon on Facebook. Monarch butterflies can be spotted migrating in September. A small dune system along the shore supports a stand of a species of Sea Lyme-Grass (state Endangered) at or near the southern-most extent of its range. ), Veery, Swainson's Thrush, Brown Thrasher (breeds), Blue-winged Warbler, Chestnut-sided Warbler, Black-throated Blue Warbler, Black-throated Green Warbler, Blackburnian Warbler, Prairie Warbler, Black-and-white Warbler (breeds? With more than 135,000 members and supporters, Mass Audubon protects 38,000 acres of land throughout Massachusetts, saving birds and other wildlife, and making nature accessible to all. The partnership is designed to provide more sustainable transportation options for people who do not own a vehicle but who want to visit Mass Audubon sanctuaries located outside of the MBTA and commuter … Gloucester, MA. Accreditation provides Mass Audubon the benefit of an unbiased outside assessment from other land conservation professionals as the organization seeks to maintain its … Sign Up. Ken and Jim Destino introduced Adrienne Lennon, Gloucester’s new conservation agent. ), American Redstart (breeds), Worm-eating Warbler, Canada Warbler, Indigo Bunting, Eastern Towhee (breeds), Field Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, Bobolink, Scarlet Tanager, and Baltimore Oriole (breeds). Gloucester – Concord connections: Walden Pond NPS Visitor Center designed by architect MaryAnn Thompson, same firm that built Temple Ahavat Achim in Gloucester, Mass. Donations to Mass Audubon are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Category 3c: Concentrations of waterfowl in surrounding waters (Gloucester's outer harbor and the "back shore") and in Niles Pond frequently exceed 500 birds from late fall to early spring. The Massachusetts Audubon Society owns 33 square miles of land and has 92 miles of public trails. Enjoy a walk along a short half mile loop trail through deciduous forest. What Eastern Point lacks in space it more than makes up for in views and wildlife. We welcome you to explore a nearby sanctuary, find inspiration, and get involved. What Eastern Point lacks in space it more than makes up for in views and wildlife. 1,169 talking about this. Jack Clarke is Mass Audubon’s Director of Public Policy & Government Relations. January 26, 2016. Mass Audubon Wildlife Sanctuaries. Attention shutterbugs: Mass Audubon’s annual statewide photo contest, "Picture This: Your Great Outdoors," is down to its final month. For more information about bird sightings or to report sightings, call Mass Audubon at 781-259-8805 or go to www.massaudubon.org. 400-500 (not including boundary waters) acres, federal military, municipal, private, Mass Audubon, 30% urban/suburban, 12% lake/pond, 15 % coastal beach, 8% oak-conifer transitional forest, 8% salt marsh, 8% coastal successional shrubland, 8% palustrine wooded swamp, 5% shrub-scrub wetland, 4% cultural grassland, 2% emergent freshwater wetland, nature & wildlife conservation/land trust, fishing, other recreation or tourism, fisheries/aquaculture, utility/right-of-way, suburban/residential, military, non-native, invasive plants, introduced animals or feral pets, cowbird parasitism, succession, residential/commercial development, disturbance to birds or habitat, recreational development/overuse. Facebook. Mass Audubon is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization (tax identification number 04-2104702) under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Eastern Point is open. Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary, Gloucester, Part 2. Use Apartments.com to find apartments for rent near Mass Audubon's Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary. Good Morning Gloucester. Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. Posted on March 8, 2017 March 7, 2017 by Kim Smith. Located on a peninsula near the historic Eastern Point Lighthouse, the small sanctuary is a hot spot for butterflies and seabirds at particular times of the year. This will allow you to switch to a portal-specific protocol if desired. 3,027 were here. Mass Audubon operates 60 wildlife sanctuaries across the state, including Ravenswood Park in Gloucester, Broadmoor in Natick and Ipswich River in Topsfield. Donations to Mass Audubon are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. Donations to Mass Audubon are tax-deductible to the full extent provided by law. ... Eastern Point in Gloucester. Mass Audubon is gradually reopening trails at many of its wildlife sanctuaries across the state, although nature centers and other buildings, including bathrooms, remain closed. Posted on … Our wildlife sanctuaries welcome visitors to enjoy the outdoors. Boston Globe video. There are no restrooms. Look no further than the parking lot for unsurpassed coastal seascape. Tag: Founding of Mass Audubon SHE’S WEARING A DEAD BIRD ON HER HEAD. Over 250 bird species have been recorded from this approximately 2-mile-long peninsula. During his time at Mass Audubon, Jack has helped draft and pass the first-in-the-nation comprehensive ocean management law, the Massachusetts Rivers Protection Act, Community Preservation Act, and four environmental bonds (the latest of which was $2.2 billion! Much of the site is already protected, but opportunities remain to add unfragmented habitat to existing protected land; an IBA designation would underscore the importance of protecting more of the site. Twelve miles of trails at Wachusett Meadow include such … Land protection has been the major abatement technique, and a significant percentage of the peninsula is owned by Mass Audubon. There is a perennial Monarch roost site near the south end of the peninsula. The shallow waters surrounding the peninsula support significant numbers of migratory and wintering seabirds and waterfowl, especially from October to May. Our wildlife sanctuaries welcome visitors to enjoy the outdoors. The former is also encroaching rapidly on Niles Pond, one of the most significant natural features of the site. 2,411 talking about this. Category 3a: Nearshore waters surrounding Eastern Point in late fall to early spring support significant numbers of Black Guillemots and sometimes other alcids. If you click "Change Portal", this checklist will be assigned to the portal you select below. Mass Audubon offers day camp programs in Essex and summer programs for adults and families on Cape Ann. Jump to. Recreational and commercial use of the surrounding waters is increasing and brings concomitant threats of pollution and disturbance. High totals for wintering/roosting gulls (mainly Herring and Great Black-backed) certainly approach (if not exceed) the criteria threshold, and concentrations of less common gulls are also frequent.