Fans of Thornton W. Burgess are no strangers to the setting at Laughing Brook--the children's author wove his tales around the wild animals that live here. The landscape has changed since Burgess called this land home. The "laughing" brook has at times become a roaring river depositing sand used later by turtles, and strong winds have downed trees leaving behind new shelters for salamanders.

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Mass Audubon Laughing Brook Education Center and Wildlife Sanctuary

413-584-3009

793 Main St., Hampden, MA 01036

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