Events

Apr
25
Wed
Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 25 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Lenox, MA–Woodcock’s Sky Dance @  Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 25 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 6 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $5.00, Child free Nonmembers: Adult $7.00, Child free

Love is in the air as the sun sets in early spring. Wet meadows and fields become the American woodcock’s “runway” for a beautiful aerial courtship display. We will visit our meadows at dusk and listen and watch for the woodcock’s performance on their breeding grounds, just before darkness envelops the sanctuary. With any luck, male woodcocks may be heard peenting from the tall grass before spiraling hundreds of feet into night sky. Viewing the woodcock’s sky dance is a natural spectacle that shouldn’t be missed.

Register at    massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or call (413) 637-0320

Apr
26
Thu
Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 26 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Apr
27
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding at Canoe Meadows @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week.

Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. Free

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 27 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Lenox, MA–Spring Salamander & Frog Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 27 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Woodland salamanders and frogs spend their days under logs, stones and other objects, venturing out only in the cool moist of evenings. Join us as we search the woods and wetlands of Pleasant Valley for these fascinating animals and learn about their interesting lives. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or call (413) 637-0320

Apr
28
Sat
Pittsfield, MA–Audubon’s Canoe Meadows Volunteer Day @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Help us care for our beautiful community gardens and wildlife sanctuary. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects, including meadow restoration and fall garden clean up. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided.

Register at   massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or call (413) 637-0320

New Marlborough, MA–Spring Happenings Walk at Steepletop Ridge with Berkshire County Natural Resources Council
Apr 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

Search for spring happenings throughout the extensive wetlands of this beautiful Reserve.

Difficulty: Easy (easy pace, little elevation changes)

Description: Join us for a stroll around the wetlands of the Steepletop Reserve and search for spring happenings like buds breaking open with new leaves emerging, spring ephemerals popping up, and birds arriving. Please bring a snack, water, and wear appropriate footwear.

Directions: From Great Barrington, take Route 23 east to Monterey. Just after the Monterey line, bear right onto Route 57/183 into New Marlborough. Just before the Old Inn on the Green in New Marlborough, turn left onto New Marlborough-Monterey Road; follow for 1.6 miles. Turn right at the steep, inclining driveway with the Steepletop sign. Bear right into our gravel parking lot at the top of the little hill. The trails begin right at the trailhead parking; there is a kiosk just beyond the gate.

Email mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 with any questions

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 28 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Apr
29
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Lake Mansfield Spring Clean Up & Family Fun Day
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Join friends and neighbors for a fun day of community action

Meet at the Beach

Bring tools: work gloves, rakes, wheelbarrows, hand trowels …And enthusiasm!

Learn about next steps of the Lake Mansfield Improvement Plan
Enjoy a self-guided Conservation Forest Walk
Help plant a garden for native pollinators

12:00 Noon: Potluck Picnic & Community Meeting
Pre-registration requested, not required

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Apr 29 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

May
2
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 2 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00 Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife that frequent our wildlife sanctuary ponds. Learn about the lives of beavers, their amazing recovery story, and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction to the area.
Preregistration is recommended but not required. Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

May
3
Thu
Lenox, MA–Nature Walks for Health and Happiness @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members: Free for members –Nonmembers: $5.00
A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. Bess Dillman will share her passion for helping others connect with the natural world, while exploring the trails at Pleasant Valley. Curiosity will set the pace for these leisurely nature walks.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 3 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May
4
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 4 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

 

May
5
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 5 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00
Join our education coordinator during the height of spring migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary. We will listen and look for warblers, orioles, sparrows, thrushes, and other songbirds. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 5 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

May
6
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 6 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

May
9
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 9 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

May
10
Thu
Richmond, MA– Birding with Mass Audubon @ Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce for a special “sneak preview” bird walk at our newest wildlife sanctuary in the Berkshires. We’ll view one of the largest great blue heron rookeries in the Berkshires at the height of nesting season and watch and listen for many other birds that call Tracy Brook their summer home. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Group will carpool from Pleasant Valley at 6:45 am, because parking is very limited.

Preregistration is required.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 10 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May
11
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 11 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

 

May
12
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00
Join our education coordinator during the height of spring migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary. We will listen and look for warblers, orioles, sparrows, thrushes, and other songbirds. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Pittsfield, MA–Spring Wildflower Walk-with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Members: $6.00 Nonmembers: $8.00
Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll learn to use guidebooks and apps to look up plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 12 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

May
13
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 10:00 am – 10:45 am

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 12:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Wildflower Festival guided tour @ Bartholomew's Cobble
May 13 @ 3:00 pm – 3:45 pm

Come to Bartholomew’s Cobble every Saturday and Sunday from April 21st-> May 13th for guided tours of our Ledges Trail to learn about our amazing wildflowers. Participants will learn the different flowers that are blooming, the insects that pollinate them and what makes them so unique.

Tours will leave from the Visitor’s Center at 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 3 pm and will last about 45 minutes. Spring wildflowers are extremely unique and have extremely short bloom times. Because of this, flowers that will be blooming at the beginning of the festival may not be in bloom by the end, and visitor’s are encouraged to visit the Cobble multiple times during the festival to see as much as possible.

Private tours are available for groups of 6 or more during the week with pre-registration. If you are calling for more information during normal business hours call 413-298-3239 x 3013, during the weekend please call 413-299-8600.

Member Adult: $5; Member Child: FREE;
Nonmember Adult: $10; Nonmember Child: FREE;

Telephone: 413.229.8600
E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

May
16
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 16 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

May
17
Thu
Lenox, MA–Nature Walks for Health and Happiness @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Members: Free for members –Nonmembers: $5.00
A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. Bess Dillman will share her passion for helping others connect with the natural world, while exploring the trails at Pleasant Valley. Curiosity will set the pace for these leisurely nature walks.

Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 17 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May
18
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 18 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

 

May
19
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00
Join our education coordinator during the height of spring migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Sanctuary. We will listen and look for warblers, orioles, sparrows, thrushes, and other songbirds. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome.

Lenox, MA–Spring Wildflower Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor: Linda Cysz – Naturalist
Members: $6.00 Nonmembers: $8.00
Search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of spring at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll learn to use guidebooks and apps to look up plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

May
23
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 23 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

May
24
Thu
Richmond, MA– Birding with Mass Audubon @ Tracy Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce for a special “sneak preview” bird walk at our newest wildlife sanctuary in the Berkshires. We’ll view one of the largest great blue heron rookeries in the Berkshires at the height of nesting season and watch and listen for many other birds that call Tracy Brook their summer home. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Group will carpool from Pleasant Valley at 6:45 am, because parking is very limited.

Preregistration is required.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 24 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

May
25
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 25 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Spring is the best season to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. Walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

 

May
26
Sat
Gt. Barrington, MA–Waterfowl and Wood Warblers with Mass Audubon @ Myrin Preserve
May 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Education Coordinator
Members: $8.00 Nonmembers: $12.00
Catch the peak of spring migration in Monument Valley. We will listen and look for waterfowl, warblers, flycatchers, and other birds around the beaver ponds and woodland trails. This trip involves easy walking on relatively level trails. Directions provided upon registration.
Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

May
30
Wed
Lenox, MA–Birding with Mass Audubon @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 30 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

Wed, May 02, 9, 16, 23, 30

Free – Join Pleasant Valley’s Jonathan Pierce on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles and more during the peak of the spring migration and nesting season. Preregistration is not required. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Sponsored by a grant from the Lenox Cultural Council.

May
31
Thu
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding Walks at River Walk on Thursdays
May 31 @ 6:00 pm

also at 7:30 AM

River Walk is now an eBird hot spot!

River Walk is the perfect place for you to explore the birds of the Housatonic River corridor. Join Christine Ward, Sharon Siter, and Elia Del Molino for a morning or evening guided birding tour. Bring your binoculars and field guides. Support will be offered for beginning birders. More than 75 species of birds have been sited on River Walk in the past, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Learn about techniques and tools to help you enjoy the many birds of Berkshire County.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St Peter’s parking lot on Dresser Ave. Contact Christine Ward: info@GBLands.org. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Pre-registration suggested: river@gbriverwalk.org

Jun
2
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
3
Sun
Monterey, MA–Birding Beyond Your Backyard @ The Bidwell House Museum
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

413-528-6888
bidwellhouse@gmail.com
www.bidwellhousemuseum.org

A Colonial History Museum–a National Register of Historic Places
An authentic experience in lifeways of the Berkshires in the 1750s

Join Doug Bruce and Tom Ryan. Designed for beginning birders who would like to expand their birding knowledge, this talk and walk will help take you from feeder birds (blue jays, chickadees) to the birds of field and forest. Can’t tell a robin from a crow? No shame—we’ll show you how we do it. This walk is all about birds of the upland forest: we’ll walk the trails on the Bidwell House Museum’s 190+ acres of beautiful hemlock-hardwood forest. Footing is good; very moderate elevation changes. Wear good shoes; bring water and a snack.

Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
6
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 6 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Jun
9
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 9 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 9 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
10
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 10 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 10 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
13
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 13 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Jun
16
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 16 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
17
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 17 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
20
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 20 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Jun
23
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 23 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
24
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 24 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jun
27
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 27 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Jun
30
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jun 30 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jun 30 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jul
1
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jul 1 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jul 1 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jul
4
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jul 4 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Jul
7
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jul 7 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jul 7 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jul
8
Sun
Sheffield, MA–Guided Canoe Adventures on the Housatonic River @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jul 8 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Want to learn more about the Housatonic River and the creatures that call this spectacular river home? Then come on a guided canoe trip on Sunday mornings June-August. Children that are under 100 pounds are welcome to sit in the middle of the boat. This trip is best for paddlers with some experience and stamina. A short half mile walk on the road and then through a field are required to get to where the boats are located. Paddlers should be comfortable walking on uneven ground, sitting for an hour at a time and paddling upstream against a mild current. Pre-registration is required. Private tours are available at different times for groups of 8 or mor

Cost–
Member Adult: $15; Member Child: $9;
Nonmember Adult: $25; Nonmember Child: $15;

Contact Information
413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jul 8 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org

Jul
10
Tue
Stockbridge, MA–HVA Beginner’s Paddle: Glendale Dam
Jul 10 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm

July 10, 2018      from  4:30 – 7 pm         trip length 1 – 2 miles
In partnership with: THE HOUSATONIC HERITAGE AREA  & HOUSATONIC VALLEY ASSOC.

Want to be prepared for other paddle trips – experience canoeing – gain confidence? This is your chance! Join us to learn how to safely enter and exit a canoe, learn the basic strokes and how to steer and paddle safely. Led by Housatonic Valley Assoc. volunteer, Charles Murray, an experienced canoeist and ACA certified instructor. Suitable for families with children ages 10yrs+.

Registration is required, space is limited. Call 413-298-7024
Canoes and equipment provided or register to bring your own boat.
Trip information provided upon completion of registration.

Jul
11
Wed
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jul 11 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Jul
14
Sat
Tyringham, MA–Self Tour at The Trustees of Reservations’ Ashintully Gardens @ Ashintully Gardens
Jul 14 @ 1:00 am – 5:00 am

Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays only from 1 – 5 PM, starting the 1st Wednesday in June through 2nd Saturday in October.

Against the backdrop of a sheltering Berkshires valley, during summer and fall wander through an intimate environment of outdoor sculpture and elegant gardens nourished by a gurgling stream.

What makes Ashintully Gardens a special place?
The 30-year creation of contemporary composer John McLennan, Ashintully Gardens are a serene retreat in the Berkshires surrounded by forested hills and traversed by a rushing stream. Mr. McLennan’s emphasis on elegant form and proportion in music is expressed through his garden design, which helped Ashintully earn the Hunnewell Medal from the Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

The gardens blend several natural features – a stream, native deciduous trees, a rounded knoll, and rising flanking meadows – into an ordered arrangement with both formal and informal beauty. Among the formal you’ll find are the Fountain Pond, Pine Park, Rams Head Terrace, Bowling Green, Regency Bridge, and Trellis Triptych. Urns, columns, and statuary ornament the garden, while foot bridges, foot paths, stone stairs, and grassy terraces connect various parts of the garden.

A short trail up the hill leads to the ruins of the a Georgian-style mansion. In 1903, Robb and Grace de Peyster Tytus discovered the Tyringham Valley on their honeymoon. Soon after purchasing the 1,000 acres that they named Ashintully (Gaelic meaning “on the brow of the hill”), they built a Georgian-style mansion on the hill. The prominent home came to be known as the Marble Palace among local residents because of the way the pure white sand that was used for the stucco reflected the sunlight. In 1952, it burned down after being inhabited by two generations of the Tytus-McLennan family, but its Doric columns remain as testament to a bygone era. The present-day ruins command a striking view of distant Berkshire Hills.

Trails–A half-mile woodland trail leads to the ruins of the Marble Palace. Moderate walking. From these ruins, visitors can take in a distant view north through the Tyringham Valley.

Sheffield, MA–Canoe Rentals on the Housatonic River at Bartholomew’s Cobble @ Bartholomew's Cobble
Jul 14 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to explore the Housatonic in a Canoe? Come to the Cobble and rent a boat, or two, for you and your friends and family.

We have the paddles and the lifejackets, so just bring your sense of joy and adventure for this wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Boats are available for 2 hours, on a first come first serve basis.

For questions during normal business hours, please call 413-298-3239 x3013, during the weekend please call 413-229-8600.

Telephone: 413.229.8600 E-mail: westregion@thetrustees.org

413.298.3239 x3013
cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org