Events

Event Calendar for The Berkshires and Litchfield County

Jun
26
Sat
Sharon, CT–Community Bird Tour: Let’s Go Birding Together @ Sharon Audubon Center
Jun 26 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Jun
30
Wed
Lenox, MA–Firefly Watch with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff @ Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Jun 30 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

Location: Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Pittsfield, MA
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: Family(suitable for children 5 & up)
Members: Adult $12.00, Child $8.00
Nonmembers: Adult $14.00, Child $10.00

Experience a magical summer light show, and help us track firefly numbers and diversity through the Firefly Watch program. Learn about fireflies and how best to view or gently catch and release these mystical glowing lights of summer! We’ll take an evening walk in the meadows for firefly viewing while keeping our eyes open for the stars, planets, and twilight birds and mammals!

Directions to the meeting place will be provided upon regisrtation.

Instructions and Directions: PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary
berkshires@massaudubon.org

Jul
7
Wed
Becket, MA–Canoeing October Mountain State Forest with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 7 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings on this large, secluded lake in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

Instructions and Directions: Children must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. All participants must know how to swim. Bring food, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

berkshires@massaudubon.org

Jul
8
Thu
Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 8 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Jul
14
Wed
Lee, MA–Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff @ Goose Pond
Jul 14 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Upper and Lower Goose Ponds
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, and kingfishers.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Some previous canoe experience is recommended but not required. Bring Snacks, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Jul
15
Thu
Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 15 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Jul
21
Wed
Becket, MA–Canoeing October Mountain State Forest with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 21 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings on this large, secluded lake in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

Instructions and Directions: Children must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. All participants must know how to swim. Bring food, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

berkshires@massaudubon.org

Jul
22
Thu
Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 22 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Jul
28
Wed
Lee, MA–Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff @ Goose Pond
Jul 28 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Upper and Lower Goose Ponds
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, and kingfishers.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Some previous canoe experience is recommended but not required. Bring Snacks, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Jul
29
Thu
Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Jul 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Aug
4
Wed
Becket, MA–Canoeing October Mountain State Forest with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Aug 4 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Buckley Dunton Lake, Becket
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings on this large, secluded lake in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

Instructions and Directions: Children must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by an adult. All participants must know how to swim. Bring food, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

berkshires@massaudubon.org

Aug
5
Thu
Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Aug 5 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Aug
11
Wed
Lee, MA–Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff @ Goose Pond
Aug 11 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Upper and Lower Goose Ponds
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, and kingfishers.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Some previous canoe experience is recommended but not required. Bring Snacks, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Aug
12
Thu
Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Aug 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Aug
19
Thu
Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

Aug
25
Wed
Lee, MA–Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff @ Goose Pond
Aug 25 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Location: Upper and Lower Goose Ponds
Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires’ most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, and kingfishers.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Some previous canoe experience is recommended but not required. Bring Snacks, water, insect repellent, and sunscreen.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

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Lenox, MA–Housatonic River Evening Paddle with Pleasant Valley Audubon staff
Aug 25 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

July 8, 15, 22, 29,   from  6:30-9:00pm
aug 5, 12, 19   from  6 – 8:30
aug 25   from 5:30 – 8 pm

Instructors: Zach Adams – Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires; Dale Abrams – Education Manager and Teacher Naturalist, Berkshires
Audience: All(suitable for children 10 & up)
Members: Adult $30.00, Child $30.00
Nonmembers: Adult $40.00, Child $40.00

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

Instructions and Directions: All participants must know how to swim. Bring insect repellent. We’ll provide snacks and beverages.

PLEASE NOTE: This program will be conducted in accordance with current Municipal, State, and Mass Audubon Covid-19 protocols. Groups are limited to 11 preregistered participants, we cannot accommodate walk-ins. Participants are required to wear a face covering and follow social distancing guidelines. A detailed confirmation letter will be emailed 24 hours before the program.

Registration is required.

For more information, contact:
Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary