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Conservation Action for Biodiversity: Wildlands—The Cornerstone of Ecological Resilience

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This program is the third of Kestrel’s 2024 “Conservation Action for Biodiversity” Online Speaker Series. Nature contains a marvelous and mysterious diversity of life, and humans understand just a small slice of our wonderfully interconnected worldwide web. Underpinning the work of conserving wildlands is the belief that all beings—from charismatic megafauna such as bears and…

Hike the Robert Frost Trail on National Trails Day

Robert Frost Trail

National Trails Day is on Saturday, June 1st. Come celebrate the trails we love with a vigorous small-group hike to a local peak close to home! This 3-hour hike will take you to the summit of Bare Mountain (elevation: 1,014 feet) and Mount Hitchcock (elevation: 1,002 feet) in Amherst. Bare Mountain is a prominent peak…

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…

Mindful Movement in Nature – June

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…

Full Moon Hike to Mount Norwottuck

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

The weather is warming, and it's a perfect time to experience a night hike. Join us on Thursday, June 20, 6:00-9:30 PM, for a moonrise climb to the top of Mount Norwottuck on the Mount Holyoke Range in Amherst to soak in the light of the full moon. June's full moon is called the Strawberry…

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…

Pollinator Walk & Berry Picking at Pie in the Sky Farm

Pie in the Sky Farm Northampton

Pollinators, primarily insects, move pollen between flowers, enabling the creation of fruits and seeds. These creatures are vital for the survival of other wildlife because fruits and seeds are a major part of the diet for many birds and mammals ranging from voles to black bears. They're essential to human life too. 85% of the…

Summit House Summer Concert Series 2024

Skinner State Park 10 Skinner State Park Rd, Hadley, MA, United States

Once again, the Summit House at Skinner State Park will be filled with live local music this summer! The Friends of the Mount Holyoke Range presents their iconic concert series as it returns to its original venue with beautiful sunset views from the historic Summit House. Kestrel is pleased to co-sponsor this unique musical experience…

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