Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
One of the fun educational places that we like to visit is the Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Lincoln, Massachusetts. It's a great place to spend a day learning all about the local area of wild life.
One of the nice things about this place is that it's open all year. In the winter months, you can learn about how wildlife survives the harsh New England Winters.
This is also a great place to take school field trips and scouts trips.
Five Things I Learned About Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary sits on 220-acres of farmland which was given to the Massachusetts Audubon Society in 1955 by Louise Ayen Hathaway - a long time society member. The intent of the gift was to use it as a wildlife sanctuary.
The sanctuary first open to the public in the summer of 1956.
On November 12, 1980, a fire broke out in the Drumlin Farm barn killing a cow and causing $500,000 in damages.
The Wildlife Sanctuary is open during the pandemic. Guests have to purchase tickets in advance. All the buildings are closed. Full details are available on the Mass Audubon new site.
There is a working farm at the sanctuary. Children can watch and learn all about the chores and responsibilities that are required every day to keep the farm going.
Finding Drumlin Farm
Drumlin Farm is located on Route 117 at 208 South Great Road, Lincoln, MA 01773.
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