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Birding & History at Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum

May 18, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 11:30 am

Scarlet Tanager on branch

Celebrate the bursting of spring with a 2-hour guided bird walk led by naturalist John Green followed by a cozy gathering across the road on the porch of the Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum with light morning refreshments.

Join us on Saturday, May 18, from 8 am – 11:30 am for this double feature celebrating both our natural and cultural heritage here in the Valley. The Porter-Phelps-Huntington Family owned almost 600 acres of land along the Connecticut River up to Mount Warner in North Hadley. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is surrounded by over 350 acres of protected farmland, forest, and river frontage—including Kestrel’s Dyer Conservation Area. The homestead, now owned by the nonprofit Porter-Phelps-Huntington Foundation, retains its original rural setting and is located on the National Connecticut River Scenic Farm Byway.

Porter Phelps Huntington House

We will begin the morning exploring the forests and meadows surrounding this historic 1752 farmhouse, including the Dyer Conservation Area, to look for and learn about migratory and resident birds. (Beginning birders are welcome!) Afterwards, we’ll return to the house to enjoy coffee, tea, pastries, and fruit on the picturesque veranda.

The cost for this special program is $15 per person. Proceeds will benefit Porter-Phelps-Huntington Museum, which opens for the season the day of this program, in honor of its 70th anniversary. Participants are welcome to take a tour of the museum afterwards (for an additional entrance fee on site) to learn about the historic house.

Registration is required and space is limited to 20 participants. There is no rain date for this program.





May 18, 2019
8:00 am - 11:30 am
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Porter Phelps Huntington Museum
130 River Drive
Hadley, MA 01035 United States
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