Events

Apr
26
Wed
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 26 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Lenox, MA–Spring Salamander Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Instructors: Gayle Tardif-Raser – Education Coordinator, Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries; Dale Abrams – Berkshire Sanctuaries Education Coordinator
Audience: All (suitable for children 5 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $6.00, Child $3.00

Nonmembers: Adult $8.00, Child $4.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Woodland salamanders 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.

Apr
27
Thu
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 27 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Apr
28
Fri
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 28 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Apr 28 @ 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader
Audience: Adult
Members & Nonmembers: Free
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. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

Apr
29
Sat
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 29 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Lenox, MA–Hike with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff at Parsons Marsh
Apr 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Difficulty: Easy (slow pace, moderate elevation changes, easy off-trail walking)

Description: Join us for a guided tour of the proposed Parsons Marsh boardwalk! If BNRC is awarded funding from the Town of Lenox’s Community Preservation Act at Town Meeting on May 4, the public will have easy access to Parsons Marsh. Please join us for a walk to the edge of this stunning wetland and a brief discussion of the proposed trail and boardwalk project. Bring water and sturdy footwear (waterproof if possible).

Directions: From the center of Lenox Village, the intersection of Routes 7A and 183: west on Route 183/West Street for 1.4 miles to a right on Undermountain Road (opposite Tanglewood). 0.75 miles on Undermountain Road to the temporary BNRC trailhead on the right. Look for the BNRC sign.

Email mgreer@bnrc.org with any questions!

Apr
30
Sun
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
Apr 30 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Volunteer Opportunity: Lake Mansfield Clean-up & Celebration @ Lake Mansfield
Apr 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Sponsored by the Great Barrington Land Conservancy
Join the Lake Mansfield Alliance for this annual fun family day of community action.
Work will include lake area clean-up and sprucing up trails as well as battling invasive plants including garlic mustard and bittersweet.
Families: explore fun kids self-guided trail activity, too! Bring gloves and tools.

Join us for a Potluck Picnic & Group Meeting at 12:00.

Meet at the beach area. For more information: info@gbtrails.org

May
1
Mon
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 1 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

May
2
Tue
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 2 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

May
3
Wed
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 3 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 3 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Lenox, MA–Hike with Berkshire Natural Resources Council staff at Parsons Marsh
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Also at  7:30am – 8:30am

Difficulty: Easy (slow pace, moderate elevation changes, easy off-trail walking)

Description: Join us for a guided tour of the proposed Parsons Marsh boardwalk! If BNRC is awarded funding from the Town of Lenox’s Community Preservation Act at Town Meeting on May 4, the public will have easy access to Parsons Marsh. Please join us for a walk to the edge of this stunning wetland and a brief discussion of the proposed trail and boardwalk project. Bring coffee and sturdy footwear (waterproof if possible).

Tours begin at 7:30am and at 9:00am.

Directions: From the center of Lenox Village, the intersection of Routes 7A and 183: west on Route 183/West Street for 1.4 miles to a right on Undermountain Road (opposite Tanglewood). 0.75 miles on Undermountain Road to the temporary BNRC trailhead on the right. Look for the BNRC sign.

Email mgreer@bnrc.org with any questions!
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 3 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

May
4
Thu
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 4 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

May
5
Fri
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 5 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Great Barrington, MA–Birding at BNRC’s Thomas and Palmer Reserve
May 5 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, and the Great Barrington Land Conservancy at BNRC’s Thomas and Palmer Reserve for a stroll at this promising birding site. We’ll walk mowed field paths and wood roads; footing is good. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the Koi Chinese Restaurant, 302 State Road, Great Barrington: from the traffic light at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 23/183, travel east on Route 23 for 0.7 miles.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.

Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 5 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

May
6
Sat
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 6 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

Sheffield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 6 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult   Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00

Join our education coordinator during the height of spring and fall migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheffield. We will listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. If time permits we may check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

May
7
Sun
Ashley Falls, MA–Wildflower Festival Tours at Bartholomew’s Cobble at 10-11 am;   12-1 pm;   2-3 pm @ Bartholomew's Cobble--The Trustees of the Reservations 
May 7 all-day

Hepatica, trillium, trout lily, columbine . . . Bartholomew’s Cobble is one of the most amazing places to see spring wildflowers. The unique geology of the site creates an ideal environment for an abundance of wildflowers.

Come and join us for this festival at the Cobble where tour guides will be leaving from the visitors’ center three times a day (at 10 AM, 12 PM and 2 PM) for the entire festival to answer all of your questions about this unique place. Every day at the Wildflower Festival creative art projects will be available to help you expand your understanding of the natural world. Projects are self-guided and appropriate for all ages.

Members $5; Nonmembers $10 /

For more information please call 413.298.3239×3013 or email cpetrikhuff@thetrustees.org.

May
10
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 10 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Lenox,MA–Birding at Parsons Marsh
May 10 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club and the Berkshire Natural Resources Council at Parsons Marsh on Undermountain Road, Lenox, for a bird walk at this important wetland. Terrain is footpath, mowed field paths, and open woods; footing is good. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the temporary BNRC trailhead on Undermountain Road. From the center of Lenox at the intersection of route 7A and Route 183/West Street: west on West Street for 1.4 miles to a right (north) on Undermountain Road. 0.75 miles to the signed temporary trailhead.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.
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Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

May
12
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

May
13
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 13 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult   Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00

Join our education coordinator during the height of spring and fall migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheffield. We will listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. If time permits we may check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

North Adams, MA–Botanical Sketching & Spring Photography on the Hoosac Range with Berkshire Natural Resources Council Staff
May 13 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Come capture the emergence of spring at this special BNRC 50th event!

Pace: Easy

Terrain: Moderate

Description: Join BNRC staff and a local teacher and artist on this springtime adventure. We will hike to Sunset Rock with the options of exploring the ridge further. Clipboards, pencils and paper will be provided, and you are welcome to bring additional materials. Please bring your own camera. BNRC will provide refreshments at a good stopping place.

Please Pre-Register to help us plan…visit our website

May
16
Tue
Great Barrington, MA–Birding at BNRC’s Housatonic Flats
May 16 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club, the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, and the Great Barrington Land Conservancy at BNRC’s Housatonic Flats Reserve, Great Barrington, for a stroll at this promising birding site. Terrain is flat, level ground along the Housatonic River. Bring water and a snack.

Housatonic Flats is on Route 7 in Great Barrington, just north of the WSBS radio tower and opposite 434B Stockbridge Road.

Contact Doug at dbruce@bnrc.org or (413) 499-0596 with questions.

May
17
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 17 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 17 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)

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

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

 

May
19
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 19 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

May
20
Sat
Sheffield, MA–Spring Birding  @ Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
May 20 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult   Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $3.00

Join our education coordinator during the height of spring and fall migration for a morning bird walk on the trails of our Lime Kiln Farm Wildlife Sanctuary in Sheffield. We will listen and look for warblers, sparrows, thrushes, and other birds. If time permits we may check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

Lenox, MA–Spring Wildflower Search @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Instructor: Linda Cysz – Naturalist

Audience: Adult

Discover the early signs of spring for meadow and woodland wildflowers at our sanctuaries. We will take a leisurely walk and search for early blooming flowers. We’ll gather for snacks and look up any mysterious plants we discover along the way. Bring trail snacks, curiosity, and a hand lens if you have one.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–RIVERSIDE MUSIC CONNECTS with Sam Rosen
May 20 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

(Rain date May 27)

Riverside musicians connect us with spring!
Enter the magic at the Du Bois Rain Garden.
Explore a world of sound and fantasy as you travel upstream along the River Walk trail.
Fun for all ages!

May
21
Sun
Gt. Barrington, MA–Birding the Berks  @ Myrin Institute Preserve
May 21 @ 6:30 am – 9:00 am

Instructor: Dale Abrams – Naturalist/Education Coordinator

Audience: Adult

Members:  $8.00  Nonmembers: $12.00

Catch the peak of spring migration at the Myrin Institute Preserve (located in the Monument Valley/Konkapot Brook Watershed/Important Bird Area. We will listen and look for warblers, thrushes, and other songbirds around the beaver ponds and woodland trails. If time permits we’ll check other nearby birding hot spots. Bring binoculars and trail snacks.

The Myrin Preserve is located at the end of Blue Hill Road in Great Barrington at the Appalachian Trail crossing, just east of Monument Valley Road at the base of Beartown State Forest. It is a wonderful beaver influenced site with calm impoundments and diverse avian use.

Registration is required: www.massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley

Alford,MA–Birding at BNRC’s Alford Springs
May 21 @ 8:00 am

 

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club and the Great Barrington Land Conservancy at BNRC’s Alford Springs Reserve, Alford, for a bird walk at this large conservation property. Terrain is wood roads; footing is excellent; pace is moderate. Bring water and a snack.

From Great Barrington: Take Taconic Avenue, which becomes Alford Road. Drive past Simon’s Rock to a left on Seekonk Road; follow Seekonk Road for 3.6 miles. Turn right on to Mountain Road (if you come to the New York State line, you’ve gone too far). Follow Mountain Road for 0.8 miles, bearing left at the first “Y” and left again at the sharp right turn at 0.8 miles.

Contact Christine or Greg Ward at info@gbtrails.org, 528-4061 with questions.

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May
24
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 24 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

May
26
Fri
Pittsfield, MA–Spring Birding Walk   @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
May 26 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Noreen Mole – Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Spring and fall are the best seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers, orioles, thrushes, and more. At Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary in Pittsfield, walk past wetlands and through meadows and woodlands, observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to generous donor sponsorship

May
31
Wed
Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 8:00 am

Also at  6-7 pm
with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Spring Birding Walk @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 31 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am

 

Instructor: Jonathan Pierce – Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader

Audience: Adult

Members & Nonmembers: Free, Registration not required.

Join Pleasant Valley’s caretaker on a weekly bird walk past beaver wetlands and through woodlands looking for warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during the peak of the spring and fall migrations. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome.

These programs are offered free of charge thanks to the Lenox Cultural Council and generous donor sponsorship.

 

Gt. Barrington, MA–Guided Birding on the River Walk @ Housatonic River Walk
May 31 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

with Christine Ward and Sharon Siter
Grab your binoculars and join us as we capture spring bird activity along the Housatonic River.
From common mergansers to nesting nuthatches, River Walk offers great habitat for waterfowl and woodland birds. Birders of all abilities are welcome.

Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located in the St. Peter’s Church parking lot on Dresser Avenue.

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. Sponsored by Great Barrington Land Conservancy.

Lenox, MA–Evening at the Beaver Ponds @ Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
May 31 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 – 18 years)

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

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife attracted to the series of ponds that the beavers have created. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction.

 

Jun
2
Fri
Lanesboro, MA–Birding at BNRC’s Constitution Hill
Jun 2 @ 7:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club and Berkshire Natural Resources Council at BNRC’s Constitution Hill, Lanesboro, for a stroll at this promising birding site. We’ll walk wood roads and mowed field paths; footing is good and there are moderate elevation changes. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the BNRC parking area at the end of Bridge St. in Lanesboro.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.
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Jun
3
Sat
Richmond,MA–Birding at BNRC’s Hollow Fields
Jun 3 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Join BNRC (Berkshire Natural Resources Council), the Richmond Land Trust, and the Hoffmann Bird Club at Hollow Fields. The bird of the day is the grassland-nesting bobolink. This colorful, charismatic songbird is locally common, but you have to know where to look! Every hour on the hour, we’ll set out on a slow stroll to find the bobolink. Come any time; stay all morning, if you like. Terrain is mowed grassy paths. Bring water; we’ll supply donuts!

From the intersection of Routes 20 and 41 in Pittsfield: south on Route 41 for 2.5 miles to a right on Perry’s Peak Road. 0.4 miles on Perry’s Peak Road to the last red barn, left side of the road.

Contact Doug dbruce@bnrc.org or 413-499-0596 with questions.

Falls Village, CT– Connecticut Trails Day hike to the summit of Canaan Mountain @ Great Mountain Forest--Child's Center
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am

To register, email jean@greatmountainforest.org

Hike will be led by GMF’s forestry intern Brandon Coleman, starting at GMF’s Childs Center,

Jun
4
Sun
Monterey, MA–Birding at the Bidwell House
Jun 4 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join the Hoffmann Bird Club, DCR Service Forestry, and Berkshire Natural Resources Council at the Bidwell House in Monterey! This walk is all about birds of the upland forest: we’ll walk the trails through Bidwell’s 200 acres of beautiful hemlock-hardwood forest. Footing is good; very moderate elevation changes. Wear sturdy shoes; bring water and a snack.

Meet at the Bidwell House: Route 23 east from Great Barrington to Monterey. In the center of Monterey Village, turn left on Tyringham Road. After 1.5 miles, turn left on Art School Road and follow for 1.0 miles to the Bidwell House.

Contact Barbara bidwellhouse@gmail.com or 528-6888 with questions.