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Upcoming Events

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Note that most of our Monthly Meetings are recorded. Links to the recordings hosted by SudburyTV can be found on the Past Event Videos page.

February Exhibit of the Month

Wildlife in Winter

Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours and see our new monthly exhibit. While many of the Refuge’s wildlife hibernate or migrate for the winter, some species tough it out in the cold and snowy environment. Come take a look at which species and what signs you should keep an eye out for while you are cross-country skiing or snowshoeing.

February Movie of the Month

Nature: Meet the Coywolf

Stop by the Visitor Center during regular hours to see our new movie of the month. The Coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a remarkable new hybrid carnivore that is taking over territories once roamed by wolves and slipping unnoticed into our cities. The story of how it came to be is an extraordinary tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere. Tag along as scientists study this top new predator, tracking it from the wilderness in Ontario’s Algonquin Park, all the way to the streets of New York City. (Runtime: 60 minutes).

Saturday, March 3, 7:00 PM

Owl Prowl

Have you ever heard an owl before? After learning about owls inside, we’ll embark on a moderate hike on the trails to listen and look for owls on the Refuge. All ages are welcome, but be prepared for night-time hiking on uneven trails and dress for the weather. We will meet at the Visitor Center and please bring a flashlight or headlamp with you.

Please call/text/email Cynthia Pratt at (508) 215-8651 or for questions. Registration is not required and all ages are welcome..

By Appointment

Refuge Explorers

Calling all explorers: come join us for a monthly adventure! See nature come alive as we discover our surroundings and learn about the refuge from the pages of books to the forests and wetlands.

Refuge Explorers is a hands-on program for 6-10 year olds focused on getting kids outside and engaged in nature. Dress for the weather (rain or shine) and an adventure!

Family friendly, siblings welcome. Programs are by appointment, please contact Ranger Jared ( or 978-579-4028) to book your group’s Refuge Explorers program or for more information.


Outdoors This Week

The Friends posts our events to Outdoors This Week, a weekly listing of outdoor activities located west of Boston sponsored by local environmental organizations. Click here to subscribe.