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| MOTH WEEK CELEBRATION|
Windsor, 8-10 p.m.
Celebrate National Moth Week and try your hand at becoming a “citizen scientist” by joining moth specialist Betsy Higgins with insect enthusiast Jason Crockwell and Tamarack Hollow staff in identifying and learning about nighttime pollinators, insects and moths. The goal is to document and identify as many species as we can AND to have fun looking at the array of species that show up. We will also have a campfire with marshmallows and moth stories to share. Admission is $10; youths 12 and under and Windsor residents are free. Email to register; space is limited.
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VOLUNTEER WORK DAYS AT RIVER WALK
Great Barrington, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the Upper River Walk entrance located on Dresser Ave. Pre-registration encouraged: firstname.lastname@example.org Join the River Walk Team at this weekly opportunity for community members to contribute to the care of the trail and riverside habitat. Special projects will be planned for some Thursdays. More information at www.GBLand.org
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MOONLIGHT CANOE TRIP
Becket, 7:30-10 p.m.
Twilight is an amazing time to listen and look for wildlife. Herons, loons, beavers, owls, and other wildlife are all possible at Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. We’ll stealthily explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake, then hitch our boats together to enjoy snacks and beverages while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds. The cost is $35; register online or by calling 413-637-0320.
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PADDLE: IN SEARCH OF TURTLES
Lenox, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Paddle downstream from Woods Pond and back enjoying the Housatonic River as we search for painted and other turtle species basking along the river’s edge and learn about these ancient reptiles that are struggling to maintain their populations. This paddle trip is suitable for families with children 6 years and older. Advance registration is required at 413-298-7024.
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LEARN THE FERNS WITH JOSEPH STRAUCH
Lenox, 10 a.m.-noon
Are ferns a mystery to you? Travel throughout Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary with botanist and fern expert Joe Strauch, on a journey into the fascinating world of ferns, to learn clues that reveal their true identity. We’ll learn how to identify a fresh assortment of local ferns, then head outside to test our new skills. The cost is $15. Register online or by calling 413-637-0320.
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BOREAL SPRUCE-FIR FOREST FERN WALK
|SATURDAY - AUGUST 11, 2018|
Windsor, 9-11 a.m.
Boreal Spruce-Fir Forest Fern Walk will be held at the Tamarack Hollow Nature and Cultural Center, Windsor. Learn about the many species of ferns that live at Tamarack Hollow including: cinnamon fern, interrupted fern, lady fern, New York fern, various wood fern species, Christmas fern and more. Email to register. Admission is $10.
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BIDWELL HOUSE GUIDED WALK
|SATURDAY - AUGUST 25, 2018|
Monterey, 1 p.m.
The Bidwell House Museum will offer a Native American Guided Walk of the Woodlands and Hunting Grounds. Created in conjunction with an ongoing effort by The Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area to create a Native American Heritage Trail in the region, this tour retraces the steps of the Native Americans—specifically the local Stockbridge Band of the Mohican Tribe—who lived and hunted in this area for thousands of years. Visitors may take this as a self-guided walk using a brochure and map found on the front porch of the Museum. Once a month, Bidwell House Museum Board of Trustees President Robert Hoogs will lead this new tour as a guided walk The cost for the guided walk will be $15 for adults $15 and $10 for seniors $10; children are free. This fee includes a guided-tour of the house either before or after the guided walk. The self-guided walk is free.
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