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First Winter Walk at Kestrel’s New Whately Woods

Whately Woods Whately

On Saturday, January 29, join us for the official opening walk at Kestrel's newest Neighborhood Nature Retreat: Whately Center Woods, a half mile from Whately’s historic town center. Neighbor and wildlife enthusiast Allison Bell will lead the way and share her intimate knowledge of this forest. Snow or no snow, we’ll explore plants and signs…

Winter Plein Air Paint Out at the Kestrel House

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Land and art have been intertwined for hundreds of years. In fact, the historic tradition of landscape painting in Western Massachusetts by artists like Thomas Cole contributed to the American land conservation movement in the 19th century. This year, Kestrel is excited to partner with the Amherst Plein Air Society to offer a 4-part Plein…

“Nature’s Best Hope” With Dr. Doug Tallamy


This program is the first in Kestrel's 2022 Ecological Solutions for Climate Change Speaker Series. Everyone has a significant role to play in the future of the natural world. Join Dr. Doug Tallamy to learn about an approach to conservation that starts in your own yard. On Thursday, February 24 at 6:30 pm, Dr. Tallamy…

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