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Forest Bathing at Greenberg

Greenberg Family Conservation Area 113 Southampton Road, Westhampton, MA, United States

Experience the restorative power of forest bathing: a heart-opening practice, designed to awaken the senses via a slow guided walk through the forest. Studies show that nature immersion therapy has a restorative effect on health and well-being, including decreased blood pressure and blood glucose, improved immunity, increased attention span and memory, improved resilience to stress,…

First Winter Walk at Kestrel’s New Whately Woods

Whately Woods Whately

On Saturday, Febuary 19, join us for the official opening walk at Kestrel's newest Neighborhood Nature Retreat: Whately Center Woods, a half mile from Whately’s historic town center. Neighbor and…

Old Trees of Whately Woods With Bob Leverett

Whately Woods Whately

On Saturday, June 25, 10 am - noon, old-growth forest expert and educator, Bob Leverett, will be our guide on a walk in the Whately Woods, Kestrel’s newest Neighborhood Nature Retreat located a half mile from Whately’s historic town center. The land on this expansive, 120-acre conservation area holds a highly diverse forest that includes…

Meet the Saw-whet Owl: Research Demonstration

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

The pint-sized 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…

New Year’s Day Walk: Buffam Brook Community Forest

Buffam Brook Community Forest 222 North Valley Road, Pelham, MA

The parties are over and the resolutions begin! Start the New Year by getting outdoors, enjoying nature and making new friends. Join Kestrel for our annual New Year’s Day walk on the east side of the Connecticut River at Buffam Brook Community Forest in Pelham on Sunday, January 1, from 1:00 - 3:00 pm. (Is…

Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels in Westhampton

Greenberg Family Conservation Area 113 Southampton Road, Westhampton, MA, United States

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,…

Kestrel Reads Book Discussion Group: “The Trees in My Forest”

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 Autumn nonfiction selection, we'll discuss The Trees In My Forest, winner of the New England Book Award for Best Nonfiction Book.…

Reading the Forested Landscape with Tom Wessels: A Virtual Experience

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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…

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