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Hiking for Health Series: Mount Orient

Mount Orient

Are you going a little stir crazy after a year of stay-at-home and social distancing? Here's a chance to get out for a vigorous hike on a trail that may be new to you. Join us in a small group for an energetic hike on a local peak, led by a member of the Kestrel…

Climate Change & Your Community

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This program is a continuation of our "Climate Change & Your Community" series, which highlights climate challenges and solutions right here at home. The rallying cry "Think Global, Act Local" is just as relevant as ever, as the challenges of climate change are impacting the Valley. How does the way we use the land in…

Celebrate the Special Fathers in Your Life

If there's a special father in your life—your own or someone else's—Father's Day is a perfect time to express your appreciation. Instead of giving him another gadget, give a gift that celebrates the joys of nature and the land he loves. This year, you can give a gift to Kestrel Land Trust in honor of…

Native Names & Poetry of Place Guided Experience

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

The land that Kestrel work's to conserve today is the home of many generations of native peoples, including the Nonotucks, Pocumtucs and Nipmucs. As a first step in acknowledging that we are on Native land, we're introducing the Native Names Project, marking the original names of four conservation areas according to the Nipmuc language. With…

“To Bee or Not to Bee”: Live Show for Children

Greenberg Family Conservation Area 113 Southampton Road, Westhampton, MA

On Saturday, September 11, 2021 the Piti Theatre Company performs the award-winning "To Bee or Not to Bee," a play with music to inspire wonder and curiosity about honeybees and the natural world. "To Bee or Not to Bee" tells the story of a farmer-beekeeper named James who gradually replaces his diverse crops with corn…

Climate Change & Your Community: Berkshire Linkages

This program is a continuation of our "Climate Change & Your Community" series, which highlights climate challenges and solutions right here at home. The rallying cry "Think Global, Act Local" is just as relevant as ever, as the causes and challenges of climate change are "unequivocal" (according to the 6th assessment report recently released by…

Bobcats & Beavers & Bears: A Virtual Wildlife Camera Film Festival

Are you curious about the animals in our woods and wetlands and what they do when people aren't around? Trail cameras provide an inside look at the world of wild creatures. On September 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., join us for a virtual wildlife camera film festival, as four experienced naturalists and trail camera…

Inaugural Mt. Tom Trail Race 2021

Mount Tom State Reservation 125 Reservation Road, Holyoke

Calling all trail runners! The Valley has an exciting new trail race on Mount Tom, created by Amy Rusiecki of Beast Coast Trail Running LLC, an experienced race director who has led dozens of hugely popular races in New England, including the Vermont 100 Endurance Race and the Seven Sisters Trail Race on the Mount…

Saw-whet Owl Banding Demonstration

Kestrel Land Trust House 37 Bay Road, Amherst, MA

Small enough to sit in your hand, the Northern Saw-whet Owl is an elusive, nomadic species that nests far to our north. However, it is known to migrate between its summer and winter habitats through our region in the late fall and early winter. On Friday, November 5 at 7:00 pm come meet two local…

Climate Change & Your Community: Mount Holyoke Range

This continuation of our "Climate Change & Your Community" series highlights climate challenges and solutions right here at home. The rallying cry "Think Global, Act Local" is just as relevant as ever, as the causes and challenges of climate change are "unequivocal" according to the 6th assessment report released this year by the Intergovernmental Panel…

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