The National Wildlife Federation website offers “Wildlife Watch” for families interested in observing and sharing their seasonal nature experiences. Click here to access the “Wildlife Watch” page. Once on this page, select your state and a map of your state will pop up along with a list of wildlife (animals, insects, plants) to look for according to what time of the year it is.
Right now (mid summer) in Massachusetts the list includes:
- Chimney Swifts
- Common Lilacs
- American Goldfinches
- Flowering Dogwoods
- Luna Moths
- Northern Water Snakes
Families can also record their observations and share stories and photos.