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Pollinator Walk & Berry Picking at Pie in the Sky Farm

Pie in the Sky Farm Northampton

Pollinators, primarily insects, move pollen between flowers, enabling the creation of fruits and seeds. These creatures are vital for the survival of other wildlife because fruits and seeds are a major part of the diet for many birds and mammals ranging from voles to black bears. They're essential to human life too. 85% of the…

Celebrate Summer with Art at Atkins Reservoir

To celebrate the beauty of each season, Kestrel and the Amherst Plein Air Society are partnering to offer a 4-part Plein Air Landscape Painting series. The 2024 theme focuses on landscapes along the Robert Frost Trail (RFT) in honor of the 150th birthday-anniversary of the four-time Pulitzer Prize winning American poet who taught at Amherst…

Full Moon Hike to Mount Norwottuck

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

Hiking at night can change your perspective of what it means to spend time outdoors. Come experience a guided night hike this summer on Saturday, July 20, 6:30-10 PM, for a moon-rise climb to the top of Mount Norwottuck on the Mount Holyoke Range. The  full moon in July is called the Buck Moon. This…

Summit House Summer Concert Series 2024

Skinner State Park 10 Skinner State Park Rd, Hadley, MA, United States

Once again, the Summit House at Skinner State Park will be filled with live local music this summer! The Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range presents their iconic concert series as it returns to its original venue with beautiful sunset views from the historic Summit House. Kestrel is pleased to co-sponsor this unique musical experience…

“Kestrel Reads” Book Discussion Group: North Woods: A Novel

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA, United States

Looking for your next good read? Join us for Kestrel Reads, a quarterly discussion group to help you delve deeper into books about nature, environmental issues, and people's relationship to the land. For our Fall fiction selection, we'll discuss North Woods, a sweeping novel by Pulitzer Prize finalist Daniel Mason about a single house in the…

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