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Fall Birding at Foxcroft Farm

September 25, 2021 @ 7:00 am - 10:00 am

Bluebird perched in field

Fall is a wonderful period of transition in New England. The air is crisp, the trees are producing some of the most brilliant natural colors in the country, and many feathered friends will be stopping in the Valley to refuel on their annual migrations to warmer climes.

Join us on Saturday, September 25 at 7 am as birding expert Katie Schroeder leads us on a leisurely stroll around the hay fields and beaver ponds to identify some of the extraordinary bird diversity on Foxcroft Farm, which Kestrel helped to conserve in 2017. We will pause occasionally to take in the sweeping, picturesque autumn views from this part of Amherst.

After the bird walk, Jim Hoerle, owner of Foxcroft Farm, will provide a tour of his majestic post and beam barn as he shares his journey to restore this farm to productivity. We will sample the honey, visit the chickens and horses, and learn how Kestrel Land Trust played a key role in preserving this land for future generations.

The program will include a 2-hour walk (7 am – 9 am) followed by light snacks in the barn. Tea, coffee, and pastries will be generously provided by the Hoerles.

Katie Schroeder recently moved to the area from Pennsylvania and loves birding and hiking. She is currently a PhD candidate at UMass studying communication in songbirds.

Please Note: For the safety of our community, all participants are required to be fully vaccinated.

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September 25, 2021
7:00 am - 10:00 am
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Kestrel Land Trust


Foxcroft Farm
Amherst, MA + Google Map
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