Enjoy ongoing activities throughout the day at Mass Audubon's Annual Audubon Nature Festival. This year's special feature will be live owl presentations by Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes On Owls. Come see live owls up close, learn about their natural history, and join in a hooting lesson.
At the festival:
- Live owl presentations throughout the day
- Insect zoo
- Native reptiles & amphibians exhibit
- Face-painting & henna
- Children's games and activities
- Craft demonstrations & sales
- Butterfly plant sale
- Food! Bake Sale! Ice cream!
- Raffle with lots of great items to choose from
- Naturalist-guided walks & pond explorations
- Guided tours of our butterfly & bird habitat gardens
- Green Games Alley, featuring games & activities about sustainability
- Live music all day
- Local craft artisans
Give monarch butterflies a helping hand! We will once again be selling three species of native plants that will attract monarch butterflies to your garden. These plants were a sell-out last year so be sure to stop by our plant sale early. Sanctuary garden volunteers will be on hand to give guided tours of our nature gardens and advice on plant selection and gardening using native plants to attract wildlife. Check our special event listing on our website the week before the event for a downloadable schedule of the day's activities.
Please note: The Audubon Nature Festival is a fundraising event for Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary will be closed to general visitation on June 2 until 4:00 pm. During this event, we provide special programming, activities, and entertainment.
Because of this unique experience, the sanctuary will only be open to event participants who pay the admission of $20 per car (Mass Audubon members and nonmembers). Your admission provides critical support for our education and conservation programs. Thank you!