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Mass Audubon Allens Pond

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1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States

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May 2017

Birding Allens Pond

May 4 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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Join us for a morning of birding...with your friends at Allens Pond! We'll meet at the Allens Pond field station and then will head out in search of specific habitat, species and seasonal phenomena - you never know what we'll see! Dress for an outdoor hike, and be sure to apply sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring your binoculars and/or scope, hat and sunglasses. We will stop for field breaks, so snacks and drinks are also recommended in your pack. $10/person…

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Lets Go! Field School Series: Herpetology Field Exploration

May 6 @ 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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Snakes, frogs, toads, salamanders and more! Join us for an immersive field school experience at the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. This all-day session is all about our native reptiles and amphibians, and factors that influence their success. You'll also create your own toad house and learn how to make your property more herp-friendly. Joined by experts from Mass Audubon's Long Pasture Sanctuary and the Bristol County Agricultural High School, live specimens will be on hand for you to examine and…

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June 2017

National Trails Day at Allens Pond

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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Join us for a day on the trails! We will walk our newest trail and widen it as we go. We will have hand tools and gloves available, and will provide all necessary training. We will also pick up any trash we find along the way, and talk about the history of the land and the importance of the plants and animals that live there. The project will end back at the Stone Barn where you are welcome to stay…

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Spring Osprey Exploration on the Westport River

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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As the first warm breezes of late-March liberate New England from the icy clutches of winter, animals begin to stir from their seasonal torpor. The first arrivals of spring begin to reestablish themselves – scout alewives run upstream and immature striped bass nose into the back areas of coves and rivers to hunt for spawning clam worms. High overhead, the first ospreys of the year circle over the Westport River as they identify their nesting platforms. These male birds, exhausted…

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Let’s Go! Field School Series: Osprey Field Exploration

June 24 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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We've been working with the SouthCoast osprey population for years - a real environmental success story - and invite you to join us for an immersive field school experience at the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary. This all-day session focuses on our vibrant population of migratory osprey, and factors that influence their success. You'll get up-close and personal with some of our platforms and be able to check for nest activity and chicks. Joined by experts from Mass Audubon, specimens will…

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August 2017

Ducky Dash 5k Road Race

August 5 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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Join us for the Annual Ducky Dash 5k road race to benefit the Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary - and run, walk or roll (strollers are allowed) along the most gorgeous scenic course that starts at the sanctuary and runs flat and fast to Gooseberry Island and back. Each entrant also receives a duck entry, included in the registration fee that allows them to participate in our Duck Derby Fundraiser on August 12th (need not be present to win) where we…

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14th Annual Allens Pond Duck Derby Fundraiser

August 12 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mass Audubon Allens Pond, 1280 Horseneck Rd
Westport, MA 02790 United States
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The 14th Annual Allens Pond Duck Derby is set to take place on Saturday, August 12th. The ducks will race at 10am, followed by the Festival - with our amazing $5 BBQ, live music, amazing silent auction, live plant auction and ecological exhibits, starting at 11am. What is the Duck Derby, you ask? It's our largest fundraiser, where participants "adopt" rubber racing ducks ($10 each, 5 for $40 or 13 for $100) and we race them on the incoming tide...whoever…

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