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Holiday Brush Owl

Mass Audubon’s 2018 Holiday Gift Guide is Here

Have you heard? Now through Sunday, November 18, Mass Audubon members can save 20% on our fantastic selection of nature-themed gifts, toys, books, and more in the Mass Audubon Shop.* Visit us in person at the Mass Audubon Shop at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln or check out a selection of offerings in our online store.

If you need some inspiration, find the perfect gift for everyone on your list in the 2018 Holiday Gift Guide, from birders to bee-lovers and from go-out-for-adventurers to stay-in-and-entertainers.

And remember, every purchase from the Mass Audubon Shop goes directly to support our mission of protecting the nature and wildlife of Massachusetts.

*Some exclusions apply. Valid in-store and online. Discount will be applied at checkout in the Mass Audubon Shop online store.


Audubon Bird ClockGifts for the Birder

Fill your home with the sights (and sounds) of the wonderful world of birds.

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Bee Kitchen TowelGifts for the Bee-Lover

Bee devotees will love our selection of pollinator-themed home decor, apparel, and toiletries.

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Stainless Steel Multi-toolGifts for the Adventurer

Check out these nifty gadgets and outdoor gear for your next adventure.

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Kids Fisherman VestGifts for the Young Explorer

Find great games, toys, puzzles, and apparel for the youngest Nature Heroes on your list.

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Bird Corkscrew/Wine OpenerGifts for the Entertainer

Liven up the party with drinkware, home decor, recipes for “wildcrafted” cocktails, and so much more.

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Mass Audubon 32-oz Frog NalgeneGifts for the Mass Audubon Enthusiast

Show off your Nature Hero pride with hats, t-shirts, drinkware, and more.

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Mass Audubon T-Shirt

New Ways to Show Mass Audubon Pride

Mass Audubon Gear

Mass Audubon Gear

It’s easier than ever to show your true Mass Audubon colors! We’ve added all kinds of fun, new gear to our branded collection, including T-shirts, hats, drinkware, and more. Below are five of our favorite items or you can check out the entire collection.

And remember, every purchase from the Mass Audubon Shop goes directly to support our mission of protecting the nature and wildlife of Massachusetts.


Mass Audubon 32-oz Nalgene FrogMass Audubon 32-oz Nalgene Water Bottle

Keep hydrated and reduce your carbon footprint with Mass Audubon’s Spring Peeper reusable water bottle. This authentic Nalgene bottle is made from BPA-free plastic and features a peeper frog graphic—perfect for springtime adventure, or any season for that matter!

$17.00*

Also available: 16-oz Nalgene with Bee Graphic

 

Mass Audubon Frog T-Shirt Unisex GreyMass Audubon Spring Peeper T-Shirts & Youth Sweatshirts

Wear your nature hero heart on your figurative sleeve with the new Mass Audubon T-shirt, featuring the same peeper frog graphic as the 32-oz Nalgene.

Ladies V-Neck: $24.00*
Unisex Crew Neck: $22.00
Youth Sweatshirt: $24.00
Toddler Sweatshirt: $24.00

 

Mass Audubon Baseball Hat BlueMass Audubon Baseball Cap

Made of 100% cotton denim with an adjustable strap, this classic, comfy cap fits just right.

$16.00*

Also available: Mass Audubon Trucker Hat

 

 

Mass-Audubon-Pint-GlassMass Audubon Pint Glass

Toast the beauty of nature with this 16-oz glass, tastefully etched with the Mass Audubon logo. Dishwasher and microwave safe.

$14.95*

 

Mass Audubon Binoculars HarnessMass Audubon Binocular Harness

The perfect gift for the die-hard birder, this adjustable harness is designed to use your shoulders instead of your neck to support the weight of the binoculars.

$24.95*

 

 

 

 

 

*All prices listed are before application of the 10% Mass Audubon member discount.

Take 5: Anybody Home?

Knock, knock! Anybody home? We’ll spare you the punny knock-knock jokes, but you won’t want to miss out on the Birdhouse Sale happening now in the Audubon Shop!

The entire month of February, Mass Audubon members receive 20% off birdhouses (aka nest boxes) in the Audubon Shop. This sale is in-store only, so be sure to drop by the shop at Drumlin Farm in Lincoln before March 1, 2018.

In the meantime, enjoy these five photos of birds who have made themselves at home in some lovely neighborhood nest boxes, courtesy of our Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest.

Eastern Screech Owl © Kevin McCarthy

Eastern Screech Owl © Kevin McCarthy

Eastern Bluebird © Mark Grundstrom

Eastern Bluebird at Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary © Mark Grundstrom

Carolina at Birdhouse © Barbara Lawrence

Carolina Wren © Barbara Lawrence

Barn Owl © Brian Rusnica

Barn Owl at Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary © Brian Rusnica

Tree Swallow © Will Sweet

Tree Swallow © Will Sweet

Mass Audubon T-Shirt with Spring Peeper Frog

Let Us Help With Your Holiday Shopping

To help you get a jump on your holiday shopping, we’ve curated our favorite nature-themed holiday gifts from the Audubon Shop into a handy Holiday Gift Guide. There’s a little something for everyone in there, from the Entertainer to the Young Explorer, so poke around and find the perfect gifts for the nature-lovers on your list!

DON’T MISS A DEAL: Sign up for the Audubon Shop newsletter to be notified of upcoming sales, new products, and author events.

Here are a few of our top picks for the holiday season:

For the Entertainer:

Moon Ice Mold

Moon Ice Mold
Price: $10.00

Forget “on the rocks”; have your drinks “over the moon!” This silicone ice mold makes one large (1.9″ in diameter) ice moon, complete with bumps and craters.

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For the Outdoor Adventurer:


10-in-1 Multi-Tool Flashlight
10-in-1 Multi-Tool Flashlight
Price: $22.00

This handy tool has it all: a knife, flat-head & Philips-head screwdrivers, can & bottle openers, scissors, hex wrenches (in two sizes), safety hammer, seat belt cutter, and an LED flashlight with five focusing settings and an emergency flashing setting.

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For the Birder:

Woodpecker Stapler

Woodpecker Stapler
Price: $22.00

The perfect desk pet, this little woodpecker will happily sit on your desk, ready to assist with all of your paperwork stapling.

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For the Young Explorer:

Adventurer's Vest

Adventurer’s Vest
Price: $25.00

This adorable vest is perfect for your little explorer. It has pockets with zippers and pouches with velcro, great for storing tools and treasures. Available in Small (~3 years), Medium (~5 years), and Large (~7 years).

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For the Ardent Mass Audubon Supporter:

Mass Audubon Nalgene Water Bottle with Spring Peeper

Mass Audubon Nalgene Water Bottle
Price: $17.00

Featuring a bright illustration of the native Peeper frog, this 32-ounce wide mouth bottle by Nalgene is rugged and leakproof. We have a whole collection of exciting new Mass Audubon gear, including t-shirts, hats, drinkware, and more, so check it out!

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Have You Had a Nature Fix Today?

At a recent gathering of Mass Audubon supporters, Florence Williams shared what she learned in writing The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative.

Those in attendance were so inspired by her talk that we reached out to Florence afterward to ask her a few questions.

Florence Williams; Photo Mikaela Steinwedell

What inspired you to write this book?

I’ve always felt very connected to the natural world, and for most of my adult life I was fortunate to live in the Rocky Mountains with trails and wildlife all around. But five years ago, we moved to the heart of Washington, D.C. It made me think a lot about the connections I’d lost.

I wondered what the latest research had to say about how our surroundings affect our mood, cognition and health. I was also interested in how to reconnect to nature  within densely urban environments. Fortunately, there was a lot of fascinating new information out there.

What’s your first or most memorable introduction to nature?

I spent a lot of time in city parks as a little kid, but my introduction to wilder nature came from camping and canoeing with my dad. I remember being about 7 when he taught me how to jump across boulders in a creek. I remember the adventure of it, as well as the sparkling light and water, the sensory fulfillment. I was hooked as a river and water person.

What are a few of the most important health benefits one gets from connecting with nature?

It seems like the main factor is stress reduction. Being in pleasant natural environments—even for short periods of time—can lower our blood pressure and reduce stress hormones. Large-scale epidemiological studies show that people living near green space have significantly lower mortality rates, including lower rates for some cancers, cardiovascular diseases and respiratory distress. This was even after adjusting for income.

In fact, the lower your socio-economic status, the greater the health benefits. Nature appears to be a social leveler. So that’s pretty cool. And kids who spend more time in nature seem to have better emotional regulation, social skills and self confidence.

When researching the book, what surprised you the most?

I wasn’t surprised by the health and mood benefits of being outside, but I was surprised by some of the cognitive boosts and some of the social benefits, for example that people tend to behave more generously after experiencing the awe of the outdoors. Nature actually makes us more civilized.

How do you, personally, get your nature fix?

I had to learn how to find nature in the city and maximize its benefits. Nearly every day, I spend at least 30 minutes in a nearby city park when I walk my dog. We go out in all seasons, and I cultivate being mindful when I’m there. So I take the earbuds out and make an effort to look around at the birds, the buds on the trees, sometimes even feel the bark or smell some pine needles.

I enjoy watching the fractal patterns of ripples on the creeks in the parks or the concentric rings the feeding fish make in the canal near my house. I also walk my dog in the neighborhood every evening, where I like to check in on the moon or the sunset. And I think being outside at night helps re-set my circadian rhythms to prepare for a good night’s sleep. It’s not the deep, dark, Colorado night sky, but it’s something.

If a reader takes away just one thing from your book, what would you want it to be?

Go outside! Go often. Bring friends or not. Breathe.


You can purchase The Nature Fix online via the Audubon Shop, where all purchases go toward protecting the nature of Massachusetts.

Bird Feeder Sale is On!

Buffet Window Bird Feeder

Buffet-Style Window Feeder – On Sale Now in the Audubon Shop

It’s time for the annual August Feeder Sale in the Audubon Shop! All month long, enjoy 20% off all seed, suet, and hummingbird feeders in the Audubon Shop, both in store and online.

Here are a few of our best sellers:

Squirrel Buster Seed FeederSquirrel Buster Seed Feeder

The patented “Squirrel Buster” technology in this feeder includes a weight-sensitive cage that closes the seed ports when a squirrel grabs hold but is also a great surface for birds like nuthatches and woodpeckers that prefer to cling to the cage rather than perch.

Original Price: $59.95

Sale Price: $47.96

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Classic Hummingbird Feeder

Classic Hummingbird Feeder

Classic Hummingbird Feeder

A gardener’s favorite, this classic pinch-waist hummingbird feeder has a glass bottle and four bright feeding “flowers” to attract hummingbirds to the nectar inside.

Original Price: $15.95

Sale Price: $12.76

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Suet Feeder with Tail Propq

Suet Feeder with Tail Prop

Suet Feeder with Tail Prop

Made from recycled materials, this suet feeder is great for attracting both songbirds and woodpeckers, who will appreciate the extra support from the tail prop.

Original Price: $22.95

Sale Price: $18.36

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