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Volunteer Project: Learn to Build a Kestrel Nest Box

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

The American kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America, and their populations are in decline here in Massachusetts. For more than 12 years, our stewardship team and volunteers have been building nest boxes to support breeding habitat for our namesake bird. You're invited to join us for a special volunteer event to learn about…

Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels: A Virtual Experience

Virtual

Landscape is much more than scenery to be observed or terrain to be traveled. Imprinted into the land is the history of how we and other species have inhabited it, the storms and fires that have shaped it, and its response to these and other changes. Few people can "read" that imprint better than Tom…

Kestrel Reads Book Discussion: “Bewilderment”

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…

2024 Plein Air Series Begins This Winter

Puffer's Pond Amherst, MA

This year, Kestrel and the Amherst Plein Air Society are once again partnering to offer a 4-part Plein Air Landscape Painting series to celebrate the beauty of each season. This…

Who’s Out There? Winter Wildlife Tracking

Mineral Hills Conservation Area

Our region is full of wildlife, yet most of the time it’s difficult to see where the animals are or what they’re doing. This usually changes in the winter when…

Exploring the Vernal Pools of Mount Warner

Woodlands teem with activity in spring, especially in vernal pools. These shallow, water-filled depressions are filled by snow-melt, providing vital breeding habitat for amphibians (frogs and salamanders) and macroinvertebrates (insects and crustaceans). Many of these species depend on vernal pools during this crucial period of their life cycles. On Saturday, March 30, 9:00 - 11:00…

Film Event: Stewart Udall—The Politics of Beauty

Forbes Library 20 West Street, Northampton, MA, United States

Join us for a screening of the award-winning documentary film Stewart Udall: The Politics of Beauty at Forbes Library in Northampton on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 PM. This new…

Family Farm Days at the Food Bank Farm

Food Bank Farm 32 Shattuck Road, Hadley, MA, United States

For farmers in our Connecticut River Valley, spring marks the beginning of the growing season. Join us for a Family Farm Day program at the Food Bank Farm in Hadley…

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