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Citizen Science Training 2021

February 23, 2021

The mission of the Citizen Science Naturalist Program is to create a community of well-trained volunteers to support biodiversity research at Mount Auburn, as well as at other sites. The volunteers will receive training from a diverse group of local experts that will enable each volunteer to become a capable research assistant and informal educator to the public.

The Naturalist Training Program will include nine sessions covering flora and fauna, as well as field note taking, nature photography, informal educator training and the use of apps for crowd-sourced science. These sessions will establish a foundation on which biodiversity study can be built. Additional learning opportunities will be provided throughout the year, including tutorial walks and field trainings for the implementation of research projects. All current Covid-19 protocols will be enforced during field visits.

All classroom trainings will be held virtually via zoom in 2021. Zoom Invites will be sent out one week before each virtual classroom training. Contact Paul Kwiatkowski, Director of Urban Ecology & Sustainability: to get on the email list. (more…)

Special Offer from Magnolia Wine Company

August 3, 2020

Although we cannot be together for our annual Twilight Wine Tasting event this summer, Jay Faber of Magnolia Wine Company, in Watertown, MA has created a special offer to bring you delicious wines and support the Friends of Mount Auburn. Jay has curated a selection of five wines perfect for summer. When you order these special wines $2 from every bottle ordered will be donated to the Friends of Mount Auburn. Jay says “the folks at Magnolia hope that all of our Friends are well, and we are looking forward to seeing everyone in-person at next summer’s wine tasting.”

Pares Balta, Cava, Spain
Wonderful sparkling wine from the vineyards outside of Barcelona. An excellent alternative to Prosecco. $12.99

Alan Scott, Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand
Clean, crisp and lemony. $14.99   

Peyrasson Rose, France
Dry Rose from the south of France.  Perfect backyard sipping wine for sweltering summer temps. $14.99

Tarima, Monastrell
Medium bodied red. Smooth and spicy. $11.99

Sangiovese, Di Majo Norante
Rich and ripe. Great for the grill. $14.99

To order, please download and complete the order form below:

Email orders accepted at Orders can be picked up at the store daily from 10-7, and 12-6 on Sunday. Free Home Delivery to surrounding towns for all orders, 6 bottles or more.  Any questions, call Jay at 617. 924-6040. The Magnolia Wine Company is located at 130 Belmont St., Watertown, MA.

Mike Albano, Executive Vice President & CFO, Mount Auburn Cemetery (L) and Jay Faber, owner of Magnolia Wine Company (R) at the 2018 Wine Tasting in Asa Gray Garden.

Proprietors’ Annual Meeting 2020

July 1, 2020

Join us for an online annual meeting on Tuesday, September 15, 2020. A summary of the financial and operational highlights of the past fiscal year presented by Mount Auburn’s President & CEO David Barnett and Board Chair Patricia Jacoby.


Attend the live virtual meeting and presentation by registering below. Participants will receive a link for the virtual meeting after registering.


Can’t attend the meeting? Cast your vote below. You can find the password to cast your vote in mailed notice of the Annual Meeting.

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Do you need additional assistance submitting your vote or registering for the Annual Meeting? Please contact Regina Harrison at 617-607-1927 or