Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Feb
27
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Winter Ecology: Beavers and other Mammals @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA
Feb 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Zach Adams
Member fee: $15     Nonmembers: $20
Beavers are some of our hardiest mammals, remaining active under the ice all winter long. We will search for the signs of what these thick-furred creatures are doing in the coldest days of the year. Along the way we will search for signs of other active winter mammals of Pleasant Valley like porcupine, fisher, fox, and deer.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless unable to do so due to medical conditions. Dress for the weather and prepare for uneven terrain. Snowshoes or other traction assistance may be required depending on conditions.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mar
12
Fri
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Starlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl @ Post Farm Marsh, Lenox, MA
Mar 12 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Instructor: Dale Abrams, Zach Adams
Member fee: $10      Nonmembers: $12

Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This program will enjoy a gentle walk over sometimes uneven terrain, but with plenty of stopping and listening.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless unable to do so due to medical conditions. Dress for the weather and prepare for uneven terrain. Snowshoes or other traction assistance may be required depending on conditions.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mar
17
Wed
Sheffield, MA–Mass Audubon – Sky Dance of the American Woodcock @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Sheffield
Mar 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Zach Adams, Dale Abrams
Member fee: $7      Nonmembers: $10
When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a “runway” for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock’s performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock’s sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless unable to do so due to medical conditions. Directions provided upon registration. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Subject to change based on weather.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mar
19
Fri
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Sky Dance of the American Woodcock @ Post Farm Marsh, Lenox, MA
Mar 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Zach Adams, Dale Abrams
Member fee: $7      Nonmembers: $10
When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a “runway” for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock’s performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock’s sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless unable to do so due to medical conditions. Directions provided upon registration. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Subject to change based on weather.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mar
20
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Mass Audubon – Birding Workshop: Winter Finches @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Zach Adams
Member fee: $22       Nonmembers: $28
Open your ears to the intricate and often tricky search for winter finches. The winter of 2021 may be the best opportunity to discover and experience the several beautiful finches that may only visit every few years. We will begin at Canoe Meadows and travel to multiple locations listening hard for the chip and songs of finches who are working hard to find enough seed to survive the winter.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless unable to do so due to medical conditions. Dress for the weather and prepare for uneven terrain. Bring your own binoculars and spotting scope. Snowshoes or other traction assistance may be required depending on conditions.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mar
24
Wed
Pittsfield, MA–Mass Audubon – Sky Dance of the American Woodcock @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Instructor: Dale Abrams, Zach Adams
Member fee: $7    Nonmembers: $10
When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a “runway” for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock’s performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock’s sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless uFnable to do so due to medical conditions. Directions provided upon registration. Dress for the weather. Bring binoculars if you have them. Subject to change based on weather.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Mar
27
Sat
Lenox, MA–Mass Audubon – Winter Ecology: Twigs, Buds, and Emerging Plants @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Mar 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Instructor: Dale Abrams
Member fee: $15   Nonmembers: $20
No leaves? No problem! You can still learn to recognize oaks, maples, cherries, beech, birches, and other woodland trees in winter. We’ll look at tree samples, practice using field guides, and take a hike to test our observation and identification skills. Tree ID guides available for purchase at Visitor Center Gift Shop, BYO guide, or sample guides available for loan.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. No “walk-in” participants may attend. All participants are asked to follow and maintain six feet of distance and wear a face covering unless unable to do so due to medical conditions. Dress for the weather and prepare for uneven terrain. Snowshoes or other traction assistance may be required depending on conditions.

Pre-Registration is required at www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley