Calendar of Events

Second Tuesday of the Month 5 6:30 PM

RSVPs required as space is limited: email Katie at[emailprotected]or call ext 4.

There is no cost for this event. Donations are always gratefully accepted.

10/16 Green Drinks Pittsfield

7/6 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

TREE PRUNING WORKSHOPS w/ Bob Presutti

Sheep Hill 671 Cold Spring Rd. Williamstown

And heres a note from the team at Bee Friendly Williamstown:

Purple Pub Annex, Spring St., Williamstown, MA

No experience necessary, just a willingness to help maintain this orchard and participate in one of the most interesting and important conservation projects of our time. Dont forget to wear long pants and sturdy shoes, bring water and insect repellant if you wish.

History of Federal Wetland Protection

3) to establish a robust wildlife tracking community

Platform Sports Bar, 125A Pleasant Street, Northampton

Join Jeff here at the Center before heading out to explore the North Quabbin area for spring migrant birds. Come for as long as your schedule allows. Severe weather cancels. Info: Jeff Johnstone, . MREC 100 Main Street Athol

7/20 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

Not far from the center of Windsor, this 1,147 acre-former dairy farm plays host marshes, spruce stands, stocked pheasant, and moose. Well be headed out to a potential vernal pool and checking out the wetlands for sign of moose. Directions from Pittsfield:HERE

Get your morning exercise and help us remove invasive, toxic garlic mustard. Well venture out for a morning to pull this invasive plant just before it goes to seed. This work is easy and super satisfying. Come out and join us!

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA

Unitarian Society of Northampton on Main St.

7/7 Attracting Pollinators Workshop/a

6/28 Nature Walks for Health Happiness-

5/30 Evening at the Beaver Ponds

6/2 Waste Oil Paint Used Motor Oil Collection

Potluck at 5:30 PM •Meeting begins at 6 PM

Unitarian Society of Amherst, 121 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01004

8/1 Weeding Wednesday at the Chestnut Orchard

Handicap accessible and on a bus line

8/3 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

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

At 10:30am, 11:30am, and 1:30pm Trish Marki presents Silent Wings for Raptors with live birds of prey followed by Tom Tynings Beautiful Butterflies at 3pm. Wintergreen will perform acoustic music and nature songs at 12:30pm. From 11am to 3pm enjoy outdoor and indoor activities including nature exploration stations and kids crafts. Snacks will be for sale as well as empanadas and more from Lucias Latin Kitchen. Free admission, courtesy of The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America®. All the fun happens at 472 W. Mountain Rd., Lenox. Info: or

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA

7/4 Weeding Wednesday at the Chestnut Orchard

Please come and learn more about what is happening to increase the number of trees in Pittsfield!

6/1 Birding at Canoe Meadows

Join Jeff here at the Center before heading out to explore the North Quabbin area for spring migrant birds. Come for as long as your schedule allows. Severe weather cancels. Info: Jeff Johnstone, . MREC 100 Main Street Athol

An extended event led by Berkshire Wildlife Tracker, Jim Pellitier. Event runs from9am-2:30pm.Last time out we tracked a young bear for miles! Always good stuff on this route. Park at the AT pull-off on Blotz Rd. Directions from Pittsfield:HERE

2018 DATES : May 10, June 14, July 12, August 9, September 13, October 11, November 8, December 13

11/20 Green Drinks Pittsfield

6/10 6/15 Orion Environmental Writers Workshop Rhinebeck, NY

Please contact Uli at (413)329 3514 or[emailprotected]or Valerie Bluhm,[emailprotected]to confirm

8/15 Weeding Wednesday at the Chestnut Orchard

This property is defined by a deeply shaded river, a New England cottontail restoration project, and one of the most bear marked white birches youll ever see. Well be going in to swap the batteries and take a look at what the camera captured this winter/spring.Directions from Great Barrington:HERE

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Millers River Environmental Center 100 Main St. Athol, MA

This 219-acre parcel is one of BNRCs newest. Located alongside route 23 in Great Barrington, this wetland complex should provide good tracking. Last summer one of BEATs trail cameras captured this little gem there: at Koi restaurant Directions from Great Barrington:HERE

Celebration at Beartown State Forest and this years centennial celebration

6/16 Native Bee Data Collection

1075 Harlemville Rd Ghent NY 12075 (518) 672-7994

5/30 Birding at Pleasant Valley

7/18 Weeding Wednesday at the Chestnut Orchard

MAY 2018 TREE OF THE MONTHfrontback

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, Lenox, MA

Meet outsideHot Harrys on North St.

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

Get your morning exercise and help eradicate this destructive invasive at the same time! Gloves and tools will be provided, but we encourage you to bring extra tools if you have them (loppers, pruning sheers, and pruning saws).

National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES)

Saturday, July 14th 9AM 12PM

8/4-8/5 Ancestral Ways class Grafton, NY

A conceptual watercolor portrait series that explores what it means to be seen, yet unseen at the same time.

at the Warner Hill Transect in Pittsfield/Hinsdale/Washington

(2nd Wednesday of the month)5:30 7 PM

upcoming events like Great Barringtons annual Appalachian Trail

Dave Small will lead this trip to one of Massachusetts premier Sandplain habitats for a chance to hear Whip-poor-wills and other evening birds. Flashlight, headlamp, and insect repellant recommended. Meet us about 8:00at the intersection of E. Mineral Rd and Millers Falls Road (just east of the Turners Falls airport) info c all[emailprotected] Bring a lawn chair to enjoy the sounds.

Sponsored by Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)

What isGreen Drinks? Green Drinks is an international forum where people who work in the environmental field meet for a beer and snacks at informal sessions. There will be a lively mix of people from Non-profit organizations, academia, government and business. Green Drinks is a great way of catching up with people you know and for making new contacts. These networking events are very simple and unstructured. Come along and youll be made welcome.

St. Stephens Church, downstairs dining room on Allen Street opposite Berkshire Bank parking lot.Bring in lamps; knives, scissors, garden nippers and trimmers in need of sharpening; nonfunctional vacuum cleaners, radios and other electrical or electronic equipment; bicycles; anything else needing raising from the ashes. Also legal questions.Bring items dont work anymore (but did once); we will (usually) either fix, restoring functionality, or show why fix is impossible.Free food, free goods; live music.Co-founder said, cogently, Its a hoot. The Volunteers

Williams College Center for Environmental Studies

9/15 BEAT Tracking Club Williamstown

Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation) will discuss

A monthly town clean-up will be held in Lee every last Saturday of the month in dry weather.

7/27 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

Hardy Kiwi is an exotic invasive ornamental that threatens forests in western Massachusetts through complete domination of mature trees. Once it germinates, it will climb surrounding vegetation and eventually kill its support. Hardy kiwi can grow over 20 feet in a year. It has become a major problem in places such as Kennedy Park and Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, and now Burbank Park.

6/24 Wild Think 5k/10k Trail Race

As always, well be sharing information about legislative actions aimed at moving Massachusetts toward our clean energy goals, and about our campaigns to help Berkshire residents increase energy efficiency, green the grid, and work toward 100% renewable energy. Lots going on and a good time to bring your energy and ideas to share, or come by to meet and see what were all about.

The Mount, Edith Whartons Home Lenox, MA

Saturday, September 15th 9AM 12PM

6/9 Ecology Walk at Sunset Rock Copake Falls, NY

Thomas & Palmer Brook, Great Barrington

6/27 Evening at the Beaver Ponds

Last Saturday Of The Month 9 11 AM

Visit website for location per month.

about volunteering in parks and how you can get involved. Also, learn about

BERKSHIRE VIEWS HIKING SERIES : LENOX MOUNTAIN TACONIC RANGE VIEWS

From May to October Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will again sponsor a series of free monthly guided hikes. Hikers will be led on established hiking trails around Williamstown. Hikes will normally take 2-3 hours. Hikers are advised to wear sturdy boots and to bring water, sunscreen, and a snack.

GREAT HALL EXHIBIT : SEEN / UNSEEN portraits by Cindi Oldham

8/21 Green Drinks Pittsfield

To view regional Public Notices for conservation commission meeting times and environmental issues, see ourdedicated page.

1st 3rd Wednesdays from 6:30-8PM

The events listed here are not all sponsored or conducted by BEAT. We list them as a way of helping people participate in the full range of environmental events shaping our future.Please send environmental news or calendar items to[emailprotected]

As in the past, please feel free to bring 1 or 2 mineral or rock specimens which we might discuss MREC 100 Main Street Athol Ma.

NHESP (MA Endangered Species Program)

7/12 Pittsfield Tree Watch Meeting

Explore Edith Whartons original estate, including woods, wetlands, and meadows. Youll learn skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers.

We will explore an example of Dry Oak Forest and Oak Heath Shrubland along the Southern Taconic Trail. Check out ourblog.blog for a description of the area from an ecology walk we led there in early June 2015. The walk will be guided by Claudia and Conrad Vispo of the Hawthorne Valley Farmscape Ecology Program. It is free and suitable for all ages. You will learn how to recognize some of the plants that are common on the high and dry ridges of the Taconics, but not so often seen in other parts of the County. We will also explore the insect life of this beautiful area. Space is limited, so please register at[emailprotected]or call . We will meet in the parking area of the RoeJan Park/Hillsdale Farmers Market just south of Hillsdale and carpool from there, because parking is limited at the trailhead. We will return to the parking lot in time for you to pick up a lunch and shop for the week at the Hillsdale Farmers Market.

2018 DATES : January 16 February 20 March 20 April 17 May 15 June 19 July 17 August 21 September 18 October 16 November 20 December 18

6/9 Flora of Bearsden Conservation Area

On Wednesday, May 9, our Green Night will feature internship presentations by students from Greenfield Community Colleges (GCC) Renewable Energy/Energy Efficiency program and Springfield Technical Community Colleges (STCC) Sustainable Architecture & Building Technology program. STCC students will present Tiny Home Sustainable Development in an Urban Setting.

Meet at theFirst St. entranceto the Common

Preregistration is required for this program as space is limited. The location of the event will be given once you have registered. Email Katie at[emailprotected]or call , ext 4 to register.

6/6 Weeding Wednesday at the Chestnut Orchard

Learn how to identify the trees growing all around us in downtown Pittsfield, their natural history, and the importance of urban forestry. Walks last approximately 40 minutes with lots of time for questions.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Lenox, MA

Fourth Monday of each month7 9 PM

at Swann State Forest!Whats Green Drinks?Its a free monthly social event for people interested in everything from environmental education to local agriculture, the arts, activism, green business and design, and the ways all of these intersect.

7/14 BEAT Tracking Club Great Barrington

6/29 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

rg. This engaging 35-min. film is a fast-paced treasure-trove of information. Dont miss it!

8/24 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

6/9 Wrens, Rails Other Marsh Birds

recent improvements at Fountain Pond State Park, the power of

6/14 Pittsfield Tree Watch Meeting

The Bridges of Great Barrington and Sheffield (because there is a river cleanup on the 3rd Saturday). This is a somewhat unusual outing. Well be looking under bridges along Route 7 in Great Barrington and Sheffield for tracks. Ive been checking out these bridges for a couple years now and theyre always jam packed with interesting animal sign. Well park and carpool from the Big Y in Great Barrington. Directions from Great Barrington:HERE

Find Your Western Massachusetts Legislator

Explore Edith Whartons original estate, including woods, wetlands, and meadows. Youll learn skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers.

Instructor: Noreen Mole Sanctuary Volunteer and Hoffmann Bird Club leader

6/2 Pleasant Valley Family Fun Day

FREE & OPEN TO EVERYONE so grab a friend and come on down!

The orchard is located about ¼ mile on the dirt road in the park. For more information call or text Chapter President Lois at

The Historic Dam Trail Ashfield Rd. Williamsburg, MA

Explore Edith Whartons original estate, including woods, wetlands, and meadows. Youll learn skills for birding by sight and song as we look for numerous bird species, including bobolinks, bald eagles, vireos, and wood warblers.

J Allens Clubhouse 41 North St. Pittsfield, MA

Every month our meetings offer an opportunity for Berkshire residents to network and work together in the growing climate change movement. If youve been concerned, or just curious about whats going on JOIN US! Respond to this email if youd like to RSVP or if you have questions about our group or the upcoming meeting.

Each month a guest speaker talks for about 15 minutes beginning at 6 PM. The presentation, which is free andopen to the public, will be followed by discussion and Q&A.

AUGUST enjoy vacation month! Well be back in September.

Jonathan Pierce is the President of the Hoffman Bird Club, a group that is open to anyone interested in birds or birding, and serves as a naturalist at the Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox.

6/14 Nature Walks for Health Happiness-

Wednesday, May 18th (3rd Wednesday of the Month)

BEATs Wildlife Tracking group meets twice monthly, on the 1st Wednesday and the 3rd Saturday. It is open to the public and runs in Berkshire County. There is an annual membership fee of $15.00. One-time participants can attend an individual event for $5.00.

Green Drinks is an informal local gathering of North County folks who care about the environment. We meet monthly for discussion, often around a focus topic introduced by a guest speaker.

Meet at the Burbank Park Boat Launch, Pittsfield, MA

Garlic mustard is allelopathic, which means that it emits toxins from its roots that inhibit other plants growth, and could inhibit how native plants communicate through an underground fungal network.Find out more here.

Pittsfield Senior Center, 330 North Street, Pittsfield

MAY 9 : Green Internships: Student Project Presentations

collaboration, and planned invasive species removal. Adam will also talk

Wednesday, June 6th 9AM 12PM

The Great Falls Discovery Center current seasonal hours are that we are open 5 days a week, Wednesdays through Sundays, 10am to 4pm. Summer hours begin May 23rd open 7 days a week.

Thursday, June 14th 10AM Noon

Pierce will discuss notable local birds and opportunities to get out and see our avian friends with the Hoffman Bird Club. He will especially highlight bird behavior in early summer and some particularly good examples of our winged neighbors.

9/5 BEAT Tracking Club Williamstown

2) to collect data (such as wildlife movement) for organizations in a position to act (like BEAT, MassWildlife, or a land trust)

So grab a friend or two and bring them down to share what youre working on (green or not) and meet others in the community.

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.

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Lenox, MA

9/23 Preserving Tomatoes Workshop

Wednesday, September 5th 9AM 12PM

NEW! NATURE WALKS FOR HEALTH HAPPINESS

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

Audience: Adult, Members: $8.00, Nonmembers: $10.00

7/13 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

If youre a nature lover and appreciate the beauty and importance of forests, please consider joining us for Weeding Wednesdays at The American Chestnut Foundations (TACF) seed production orchard at Springside Park, 874 North St. Pittsfield MA between 6:30 and 8pm on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The purpose of this orchard is to produce the highest quality chestnut seed to be used for reintroduction to the forests of the Berkshires.

FATHERS DAY HISTORY HIKE THE HISTORIC DAM TRAIL

Join Nancy Goodman, Naturalist and Plant Conservation Volunteer with New England Wild Flower Society for this botanical exploration of the Bearsden Conservation Area. Trees surround us and support us in so many important ways. Though theyre rooted in one place, they are complex, fascinating, and beautiful living things. Plants are also fascinating to look at and identify. We will be looking at a mix of plants and trees to learn what we can. We will also be paying attention to what changes we see when we go from one habitat to another, and how subtle this can be. Plants and trees can tell you a lot about the habitats you might be in. Wear proper foot gear and bring Binoculars, camera, water,LUNCHand a sense of adventure. Meet 10:00 am at the Conservation area parking lot at the end of Bearsden Road in Athol (opposite Athol Hospital on Main Street).This is a moderate 3.5-mile round trip walk

5/30 Morningside Pride Night

Directions from the center of Pittsfield:HERE

UU Church, 175 Wendell Ave. Pittsfield, MA

6/16 BEAT Tracking Club Great Barrington

6/6 BEAT Tracking Club Sandisfield

Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary Pittsfield, MA

Locations vary throughout Berkshire County

6/2-6/3 Ancestral Ways class Grafton, NY

Celebrate Fathers Day in the woods with Hilltown Land Trust! HLT board member and Williamsburg historian Eric Weber will lead an approximately 1.5 mile hike (out and back) to the ruins of the Williamsburg Reservoir Company dam whose failure in 1874 devastated four downstream villages and claimed 139 lives. Eric will tell the story of the disaster as we walk and pause at several stops.

9/18 Green Drinks Pittsfield

Cost: $10 HLT members / $15 for non members

6/8 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

Email[emailprotected]for more information or to attend the next meeting.

BEAT will be checking out and certifying vernal pools along the Housatonic River in Pittsfield (while looking for mammal sign). This is, in part, to double check the work being done by a consultancy firm. Park at Canoe Meadows Directions from Pittsfield:HERE

8/17 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

6/6 Free Admission for Berkshire Residents Pleasant Valley

Directions from the center of Pittsfield:HERE

6/22 Firefly Watch at Lime Kiln Farm

6/22 Zero Energy Building Tour

Dress for being in the woods (long pants and sleeves, sturdy hiking boots, etc.) and be sure to bring insect repellent and plenty of water.

6/22 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

6/29 Firefly Watch at Canoe Meadows

Retrieving, reviewing, and entering data from our cameras as well as any other super fresh spoor we find. Stay tuned for parking information.

Come dressed for being outside. Wear hiking boots with long pants and sleeves, and bring insect repellent, snacks, and plenty of water. If you have them, bring binoculars, a camera, and a field guide to birds. Please note that this location does not have bathroom facilities. This event is open to all ages.

Audience: All (suitable for children 3 18 years)

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.

Hosted by Paul Kachinsky: This monthly meeting on the 3rd Sunday of the month will feature various topics of discussion relative to geology. Join Paul Kachinsky and others for our next Geology meeting at the Millers River Environmental Center. We will continue to work in The Quarry and will hold our meeting there in the basement of 100 Main Street. After an introduction of any new people, we will talk about the Collection Status, the Athol Fault and progress of Pauls book and other topics including some potential field trips. If you have any specimens for which you have written descriptions at our last get-together, please bring them.

at The American Chestnut Foundations Robert L. Presutti Orchard in Springside Park

8/10 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

Wednesday, July 11th 9 AM 2:30 PM

First Thursday of the Month *May 2018 Date changed to SECOND Thursday*

6/3 Dragonflies at Royalston Eagle Reserve

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Lenox, MA

A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. Bess 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.

8/31 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

Contact:Elia Del Molino (413) 429-6416 or[emailprotected]

5:30 PM The Prairie Whale 178 Main St. Great Barrington, MAMay 10 :Come and learn about the forests and parks of the Southern

About Green Night Every Second Wednesdayexcept Augustcome to Platform Sports Bar at Union Station for Green Night to learn about what is going on in the Valley around sustainability. From 5:00-5:30 grab a drink or order food and chat with others. At 5:30 its time to share news, events and make your announcements. The featured presentation begins at 6:00 with Q&A following. At 7:00 we move into the bar. Energy is high and we continue with conversations, networking and more food and drink.

In case of rough weather find meeting updates on our facebook page: Berkshire Node 350 MA, or on our website:

This years Berkshire Bioblitz will be hosted by Williams College and held up in Hopkins Forest in Williamstown. Help us set up (or let us borrow!) a bunch of wildlife cameras so we capture all the action on the night of the blitz. Stay tuned for parking information.

Log Lunch is 12-1 pm at The Log, 78 Spring Street, Williamstown.Open to the public.Vegetarian homemade wholesome local food lunch! Reservations required ($4)onlineor email[emailprotected]

We are active, engaged members of communities near Mt. Greylock. We are committed to justice and united in our fight for progressive policies. This group was formed immediately after the November 2016 presidential election. We gather as a community to galvanize action, support one another, discuss ideas for moving forward, ways to deal with our own and our family members responses to the election.

6/1 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

6/15 Invasive Hardy Kiwi Pull Party Pittsfield

return to topPittsfield Tree Watch Monthly Meeting

Wednesday, May 30th Noon 1PM

At our June gathering we will welcome Jonathan Pierce from the Hoffman Bird Club.

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

, 5:30-7, Purple Pub Annex, Williamstown. Green Drinks is also a chance to share news and updates on the work were all doing.

Certifying Vernal Pools along the Housatonic in Pittsfield

The Mount, Edith Whartons Home Lenox, MA

Usually the club meets the 1st Wednesday and 3rd Saturday of the month

Berkshire County residents are invited to visit Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. The sanctuary is open dawn to dusk. The office and gift shop will be open from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Explore seven miles of beautiful trails and learn about our education programs for all ages.

Post Farm Marsh in Lenox is a perfect place to look and listen for marsh birds such as the American bittern, Virginia rail, sora, common gallinule, and marsh wren. This trip involves easy walking on relatively level trails. Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320

Members: Free for members Nonmembers: $5.00

7/11 BEAT Tracking Club Pittsfield

1) to educate the public (and each other) on wildlife tracking and other naturalist skills (including birding and plant identification)

Meet outsideHot Harrys on North St.

Free Join Pleasant Valleys 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.

If you missed our recent screening of

Join Dave Small and Lynn Harper for a search for early season Dragonflies and Damselflies. As good naturalists, well also note interesting birds, butterflies and whatever else we find.Meet 10:00 am at the MDFW Birch Hill WMA parking area(opposite 69 Winchendon Rd Royalston) Bring dragonfly net, camera, shoes or boots to get wet, water, snacks, and a sense of adventure.

Second Thursday of every month 4 5:30 PM

Tom Matuszko, the newly appointed director of the Berkshire Regional Planning Commission, will join Northern Berkshire Green Drinks, on

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to bring your questions!

Saturday, June 16th 9AM 12PM

6/2 Plants, Trees, Wild Edibles Walk

We meet at the gazebo near the post office at 9am and clean until 11am, keeping the roadsides and wetland areas beautiful for our enjoyment and for wildlife to thrive.

7/17 Green Drinks Pittsfield

Unless otherwise noted programs are free and open to all. Meet at the Millers River Environmental Center.EARLY BIRD BIRDING WITH JEFF

The Mount, Edith Whartons Home Lenox, MA

Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary Lenox, MA

6/19 Green Drinks Pittsfield

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Ascend Lenox Mountain with an experienced guide and enjoy several vistas including the sweeping summit view.

Are you interested in birdwatching but maybe feel a little intimidated by how much there is to learn? Or perhaps you have started identifying birds in your backyard, but are interested in learning more in the field? Join Hilltown Land Trust on a beginners-focused bird walk with Lee Halasz. Lee will take the group on a guided walk on conserved land in Cummington and give an introduction to the wondrous world of our avian friends. The property includes wetlands, farmlands, forest, and a gorgeous waterfall.

atSpringside Park. Rain or shine meet at the front parking lot.

Protecting the environment for wildlife

Burbank Park Boat Launch, Pittsfield, MA

6/20 Weeding Wednesday at the Chestnut Orchard

Pittsfield Stormwater Outfall Project

Berkshires. Adam Morris (Forest and Park Regional Coordinator from the

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