The Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary is a sanctuary owned by the Massachusetts Audubon Society, the largest conservation organization in New England, in Marshfield, Massachusetts. The sanctuary, formerly the farm of Edward Dwyer, statesman Daniel Webster and the William Thomas family of Marshfield, the first English landowner to live on the sanctuary land, was purchased by Mass Audubon in 1984 thanks to the volunteer efforts of the Committee for the Preservation of Dwyer Farm for the People of Marshfield. The sanctuary contains 507 acres of mixed cultural grasslands, red maple swamps, a five-tiered wet panne, Webster Pond and a section of the Green Harbor River.
Upcoming events at the Daniel Webster Sanctuary
34th Annual Daniel Webster Farm Day
October 18, 2014
Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, Winslow Cemetery Road, Marshfield
Saturday, October 18, 10 am to 4 pm (alternate date of October 25 in case of extreme weather)
It’s Mass Audubon’s biggest celebration of the year! Head to Daniel Webster Wildlife Sanctuary, where the grasslands will be transformed into a festival of fall farm fun!
Take a tractor-drawn hayride through the fields, hide out in a hay maze, and check out the farm animals, kids’ crafts, games, and more! Enjoy demonstrations of both modern and colonial crafts, and shop from local artisans’ unique, handmade wares like jewelry, jam, and specialty gifts.
Feast on delicious soups from local restaurants, homemade baked goods, fresh cider donuts made onsite by Great Cape Baking Co., and lunch fare from Family Crest Catering.
All Farm Day proceeds help Mass Audubon South Shore Sanctuaries continue to protect and steward almost 2,000 acres of land on the South Shore; and provide quality educational programming in local schools, at our summer camp, and through year-round activities for adults, children, and families. This annual event celebrates Mass Audubon’s 1984 acquisition of this amazing property, saving it from development and protecting over 500 acres of important habitat.
|The Reiner Family Band performs live bluegrass music|
|10:45 am||Three-Legged Race|
|2:00 pm||Feed Sack Relay|
|Eyes On Owls presents “Who’s Watching You? Owls of the World”|
|11:00 am-3:00 pm or 4:00 pm||Pony Rides|
|1:15-2:15 pm||The Somerville Ukulele Club performs (new this year!)|
$5 for Mass Audubon members
$7 for nonmembers
Children ages 3 and under are Free
From Rt 3 north or south: Take exit 12 (Rt 139). Follow Rt 139 east for 3.7 miles to Marshfield Center. Turn right at light onto Webster Street. Follow Webster Street 1.5 miles and turn left onto Winslow Cemetery Road. Sanctuary parking is 0.7 miles ahead (at the end of the road).