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Film Event: Stewart Udall—The Politics of Beauty

South Hadley Public Library 2 Canal Street, South Hadley, MA, United States

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty at South Hadley Public Library on Wednesday, April 24 at 6 PM. This new…

Kestrels Close Up: Nest Box Project Talk & Walk

Silvio O Conte National Fish & Wildlife Refuge 69 Moody Bridge Road, Hadley, MA, United States

Did you know that Kestrel Land Trust’s namesake, the American Kestrel (Falco sparverius) is one of the most rapidly declining species in Massachusetts? Because the causes for this decline are…

Spring Wildflowers Experience

Elizabeth Huntington Dyer Field & Forest 123 River Dr, Hadley, MA

Each of our glorious spring ephemerals—native plants that appear and bloom only for a short time in the spring—has a story to tell. In early May, there is a veritable…

Breakfast & Birding at Foxcroft Farm

Foxcroft Farm Amherst, MA

Celebrate spring with birdsong, good company, and nourishing food! Join us on World Migratory Bird Day, Saturday, May 11th, at Foxcroft Farm in Amherst to explore and learn about migratory…

Mindful Movement in Nature – May

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

This spring, Kestrel is pleased to offer a new way to improve your mental and physical health in nature. Come experience the revitalizing benefits of T'ai Chi and Qigong—tranquil mind/body practices—amidst the serene surroundings of Kestrel Land Trust's headquarters with instructor Lynne Nicole Smith. On Saturday, May 18th, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm, join us for…

Celebrate Spring with Art at Amethyst Brook

Amethyst Brook 132 Pelham Rd, Amherst, MA

To celebrate the beauty of each season, Kestrel and the Amherst Plein Air Society are again partnering to offer a 4-part Plein Air Landscape Painting series. This year's 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…

Full Moon Hike to Mount Norwottuck

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

Looking for a way to connect with nature on Earth Day? Join us on Wednesday, May 22, 6:00-9:30 PM, for a moonrise climb to the top of Mount Norwottuck on…

Kestrel Reads Book Discussion: The Nature Fix

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 Spring nonfiction selection, we'll discuss The Nature Fix: Why Nature Makes us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative, an intrepid investigation into…

Ben Cosgrove: Music of the Landscape

Forbes Library 20 West Street, Northampton, MA, United States

Join us at Forbes Library in Northampton at 6:30 pm on June 27th for an enchanting evening with award-winning pianist, Ben Cosgrove, performing nature-inspired keyboard compositions. Ben is a traveling composer-performer whose music explores themes of landscape, place, and environment. Ben’s music has been called "beautiful and fascinating" (The Maine Edge), "deeply impressive" (Independent Clauses), and…

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