The Story

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Our Story

The Northern Crested Munbax has been hunted to the brink of extinction for the sake of wizarding fashion, as their colorful crests are imbued with power and beauty sought after in wands and staffs.

Populations are declining at a faster than ever according to a recent paper in the 1898 New England Journal of Magical Creatures by leading Munbax researcher Dr. Pipplebore of the Wippleboff Institute of Wood’s Hole.

Mrs. Hatherly and Mrs. Phipps are gathering a group of like-minded wizards—including you—at beautiful Eustis Estate to learn more about the Munbax, uncover why its numbers are declining, and to form a society to promote the responsible stewardship of magical creatures. 

Together we hope to solve this mystery of the magical natural world.

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The REal story

In the 1890's milliners used the feathers of rare bird species for women's hats. Thousands of pounds of feathers per day were used to satisfy this fashion trend. 

Mrs. Harriet Hemenway (pictured) and her cousin Minna Hall, both Boston Brahmins, took exception to the fact that many bird species were being hunted to extinction for the sake of fashion. Together they decided to take action, and founded the Massachusetts Audubon Society, now called Mass Audubon, in 1896.

We’re honoring Harriet and Minna’s storywith a dash of magicin "Save the Munbax!"