Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary®
Wild by Nature
The Black and White Worlds
of Erik Hoffner
Opening February 2, 2019
Ending July 2, 2019
Linden street gallery
Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary
690 Linden Street
Boylston, MA 01505
Nature is unpredictable: one minute serene and beckoning, the next wild and chaotic, its forms sculpted by elemental forces over incredible spans of time and its creatures driven by impulses and ways of knowing that remain largely mysterious.
Winter hours will begin on Thursday, November 1st
Summer Star will be open from dawn until 3pm, Saturday – Tuesday
Mission: This forty-five acres of natural land is home to plants, streams, glacial boulders, and wild animals large and small. It is our mission to protect and care for wildlife habitats, trails, forests, streams, and wetlands.
The sanctuary is a place of tranquility and self-reflection. It loves rocks, trees, and birds. In that loving, we find nourishment for our spirits and our souls.
Summer Star is open to the public free of charge. Please enjoy the beauty of nature, and in return kindly pay respect to all wildlife who have been keeping this land safe and peaceful for generations! Our goal is to bring new experiences and discoveries of the wonders of local wildlife and the joyful spirit of nurturing forestland to underprivileged children, senior citizens, and to all families in the community.
The sanctuary organizes a variety of events and projects to promote public awareness of science, nature, wildlife, and the environment, and aids in animal rescue and release in collaboration with Tufts School of Veterinary Medicine. Throughout the year, the sanctuary also hosts various courses, lectures, conferences, and artistic and cultural events.