Building Better Bird Habitats: Woods Walk in Heath

FRANKLIN LAND TRUST Massachusetts Woodlands Institute presents, “Building Better Bird Habitats: Woods Walk in Heath” on Friday, Nov. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. The easy hike will demonstrate forestry practices that enhance wildlife habitat, specifically for birds. Join experts from Mass Audubon and the state Department of Conservation and Recreation to learn about wildlife species that are in decline, forest management programs designed to...

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“Red, Black and Scarlet — Identifying the Oaks”

HITCHCOCK CENTER “Red, Black and Scarlet — Identifying the Oaks” will be offered by Ted Watt, Nancy Goodman, Kim Noyes and Petti Steinman, all collaborative naturalists, on Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the new Hitchcock Center in Amherst. Then, join the Hitchcock Center, Northfield Mountain and Arcadia for a collaborative unraveling of the mysteries of oak identification on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon for a field...

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Explore Satan’s Kingdom Wildlife Management Area

GREENING GREENFIELD Explore Satan’s Kingdom Wildlife Management Area in Northfield with Greening Greenfield and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst on Sunday, Nov. 13, from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Join wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino and tree enthusiast Nancy Hazard for an exploration of the forest, ponds and wetlands in the 1,300-acre Satan’s Kingdom. It will be a relaxing walk through a mixed hardwood forest, with scattered...

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Amherst Historical Society’s house tour highlights the best of the town’s structures, past and present
Nov03

Amherst Historical Society’s house tour highlights the best of the town’s structures, past and present

Historic house tours are often an opportunity to look back to the charms and customs of an earlier time. But this year’s Amherst Historical Society House Tour, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., takes a wider view, offering a selection of private and public buildings that reflect many facets of the town’s past, present and future, and the town’s ability to adapt to the changing needs and tastes of the community. The tour benefits the...

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David vs. Goliath: Documentary film explores closing of Vt. Yankee
Oct20

David vs. Goliath: Documentary film explores closing of Vt. Yankee

When Robbie Leppzer set out some seven years ago to film activists opposed to a nuclear power plant in southern Vermont, he didn’t know where it would lead. But along the way, the Wendell independent filmmaker discovered a rich story — one that examined issues of citizen activism, state versus federal power, and the haunting legacy of atomic waste. And in “Power Struggle,” his documentary on the five-year effort to close the Vermont...

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Wildflowers at Cave Hill June 20, 2016

with Nancy Goodman Saturday, June 12, 9am-12pm Join naturalist and botanist Nancy Goodman to on an exploration of a beautiful, relatively new conservation area in Leverett – Cave Hill. We will key out some of the wildflowers with 2 different books; Newcombs, which has been around for a long time, and a brand new book called Wildflowers of New England by Ted Elliman. We will also be looking at trees we will be seeing along the...

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