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Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – FREE Birding @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 22 @ 7:00 am – 8:30 am
7:00 am
Audience: Adult Fee: Free Pleasant Valley’s beaver ponds, wetlands, and woods are super sites to see beautiful warblers, thrushes, tanager, orioles, and more during the peak of migration. We’ll explore rich bird habitat and observe[...]
3:00 pm
Difficulty: Moderate (moderate pace, moderate elevation changes) Description: Join the Housatonic Valley Association (HVA) and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council (BNRC) in walking the Old Mill Trail which follows the East Branch of the Housatonic[...]
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
7:00 am
Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader Audience: Adult Fee: Free Canoe Meadow’s beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially waterfowl, warblers, swallow, orioles, and more. We’ll explore wetlands,[...]
May 24 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year[...]
May 25 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
9:00 am
Audience: Adult Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $20.00 Eating pancakes, drinking coffee, and listening to warblers sing—what could be better? We’ll eat breakfast while listening to a talk on identifying birds by ear, and then take a[...]
May 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
10:00 am
Audience: Adult        Fee: Free Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our serene sanctuaries. Enjoy a leisurely walk and observe early blooming flowers. We’ll learn to use[...]
3:00 pm
$20 ages 18 and up, $10 ages 17 and under Join Berkshire Pulse – one of the leading arts education organizations in southern Berkshire County – to celebrate thirteen years of inspiring artists of all[...]
May 25 @ 8:00 pm
8:00 pm
Three-time Pulitzer Prize-Winner Edward Albee’s most provocative, daring, and controversial play since Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, The Goat or, Who is Sylvia? won all the major awards for best new play of the year[...]

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