Calendar of events
Berkshire events – locations in red
- 7/24—–Moth Night at Skyfield –Athol
- 7/24—–South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled – Stockbridge
- 7/24—–Climate Risk & National Security: It’s About People not Polar Bears – Hudson
- 7/24-26-Project Native: A Weekend with Wildlife – Housatonic
- 7/25—–Western MA Gardeners Soil Testing – Pittsfield
- 7/25—–Canoe Trip on the Housatonic, Decker Landing –Lenox
- 7/25—–AT Hikes and Community Picnic –Great Barrington
- 7/25—–Paddle with a Purpose: Water Chestnut Pulls –CT River
- 7/24-26-A Weekend with Wildlife –Great Barrington
- 7/26—–Boreal Forest and Field Foraging and Medicinal plant/tree workshop –Mt Greylock
- 7/26—–Ferns and Fern Allies of New England – Norfolk
- 7/28—–Junior Naturalists: Monarch Mansion – Cropseyville
- 7/28—–Bird Language Club – Great Barrington
- 7/28—–FERC Scoping Hearing for the NED Pipeline – Pittsfield
- 7/29—–Out of Control: Chemical-free Strategies for Invasive Plant Control – Framingham
- 7/29—–FERC Scoping Hearing –Greenfield
- 7/30—–Solar Day of Action – Boston
- 7/31—–WRLT Ice Cream Social – Williamstown
- 8/1——Uptown Common –Athol
- 8/1——Activities at Herbert Arboretum: Nature Walk –Pittsfield
- 8/2——Midsummer Fern Foray – Cummington
- 8/4——Bird Language Club –Great Barrington
- 8/6——Hilltown Families: Family Volunteer Day –Hadley
- 8/8——Activities at Herbert Arboretum: Garden & Tree Care Work Party –Pittsfield
- 8/8——Wildflower Pressing Workshop – Athol
- 8/8——Paddle with a Purpose: Water Chestnut Pulls – CT River
- 8/9——5th Annual Berkshire East Wind Fest – Charlemont
- 8/14-8/16-NOFA 41st Annual Summer Conference – Amherst
- 8/15—–Paddle with a Purpose: Water Chestnut Pulls – CT River
- 8/18—–Bird Language Club –Great Barrington
- 8/18—–Pittsfield Green Drinks – Pittsfield
- 8/22—-Paddle with a Purpose: Water Chestnut Pulls – CT River
- 8/23—-Community Supported Agriculture: Sustaining Communities and Farmers – Mt.Greylock
- 9/1——Bird Language Club – Great Barrington
- 9/12—–Hilltown Families: Family Volunteer Day –Hadley
- 9/12—–Activities at Herbert Arboretum: Nature Walk – Pittsfield
- 9/19—–Activities at Herbert Arboretum: Garden & Tree Care Work Party – Pittsfield
- 10/3—–Activities at Herbert Arboretum: Garden & Tree Care Work Party – Pittsfield
- 10/10—Activities at Herbert Arboretum: Nature Walk –Pittsfield
Friday, July 24, 2015 – 9:00pm to Saturday, July 25, 2015 – 12:00am
Skyfields Arboretum, 1461 Old Keene Road, Athol
Related Conservation Area:
The Athol Bird and Nature Club and Mount Grace invite everyone to the Athol Celebration of National Moth Week. We will tour the arboretum’s excellent habitat for native pollinating insects in search of those often missed during daylight hours, including luna and underwing moths. Join us and naturalist Dave Small at the Arboretum to see a diversity of night flying creatures, right in our own backyard! Please RSVP.
Climate Risk and National Security : It’s About People not Polar Bears
Rear Admiral David Titley (ret.) will lead a discussion in Hudson on Friday, July 24, 7:00 pm, Hudson High School.
Adm. Titley served as a Naval Officer for 32 years, becoming oceanographer and navigator of the Navy and director of its Task Force Climate Change in 2009. Adm. Titley says that we need to understand climate change, because literally the nation’s defense is at stake.
An international expert on the impacts of climate change, Adm. Titley has testified on behalf of the Pentagon to Congress and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He has spoken across the USA and internationally on the role of climate change in recent upheavals around the world.
Acknowledging that he himself was once a climate skeptic, Adm. Titley addresses issues and concerns about national security and the climate that are relevant to people across the political spectrum. He is currently Professor of Practice in Meteorology and Director of The Center for Solutions to Weather and Climate Risk at Penn State University.
Here is a short preview: http://weather.climate25.com/project/rear-adm-david-titley-ret/
Please join us and bring your friends and neighbors, especially those on the fence about the climate issue. And forward this to anyone you know who might be interested!
Friday, July 24, 2015
Hudson High School
215 Harry Howard Ave
Hudson, NY 12534
Project Native: A Weekend with Wildlife
Project Native has a wonderful exploratory weekend planned for you!
Click on the image below for complete details.
Here are just a few of the things being offered:
Saturday •July 25
The Caterpillar Lab with Sam Jaffe
Project Native hosts Sam Jaffewww.samueljaffe.com and The Caterpillar Lab. Experience 100s of caterpillars up close – eating, pooping, camouflaging, or defending themselves with clever adaptations such as warning coloration, inflatable horns, strange smells, and squeaking mandibles.
Sunday • July 26 • 11am and 1pm
North American Birds of Prey
Julie Anne Collier of Wingmasters will present North American Birds of Prey with six live birds of prey: Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Saw-whet owl, American Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon. Learn about predation, the birds’ place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. This event is sponsored by Wild Bird’s Country Store.
Sunday • July 26 • 10am-noon
Mutts & Mimosas at Monument Mountain
Take a hike! You bring the mutt, we’ll bring the mimosas (and fresh treats). Monthly over the summer. Cost/ Members $5; Nonmembers $10 Children FREE. To register: firstname.lastname@example.org (413.532.1631 x10).
Western Mass Gardeners Soil Testing
Western Master Gardeners will be soil testing and answering gardening questions at the Berkshire Mall Farmers’ Market
on Saturday, July 25 from 9-12. Directions for obtaining soil for testing may be found on the WMMGA.org web site. There is a suggested donation of $1. for soil testing.
Canoe Trip on the Houstonic River, Decker Landing
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Housatonic River-Decker Boat Launch, Lenox
Instructor: Sanctuary Staff
Audience: All (suitable for children 10 – 18 years)
Members: Adult $25.00, Child $25.00 Nonmembers: Adult $35.00, Child $35.00
Nonmembers can join today during checkout and take immediate advantage of member prices.
Watch for frogs, fish, herons, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the meandering and scenic Housatonic River. This leisurely paddle will take us through the George Darey Wildlife Management Area. Join us to learn about the natural history of the waterway that is the heart of the Berkshires.
Instructions and Directions: Directions to meeting place will be provided upon registration. Children must be at least 10 years of age, accompanied by an adult, and know how to swim. Bring food, drink, insect repellent, and sunscreen.
Registration is required.
South Berkshire Household Hazardous Waste Collection Scheduled
AT Hikes and Community Picnic
Saturday, July 25 Hikes at 10:30am & 2pm. Community Picnic at 5pm
3rd Annual Appalachian Trail Hikes and Community Picnic
Join DCR MassParks staff and Great Barrington Trails & Greenways partners to celebrate the Appalachian Trail in our community. Did you know that Great Barrington is a designated Appalachian Trail Community™? Come learn what it’s all about. Swimming & campfire provided. In the event of rain or significant weather the event will be cancelled. Parking for the event will be offered at the main entrance for Beartown State Forest near the boat ramp on Benedict Pond Rd. in Monterey.
Registration Required for all hikes . Space is limited. Registration: email@example.com
10:30 AM– Join us on one of two adventurous 7 mile hikes: South along the A.T. from Fernside Rd. -OR– North along A.T. from Homes Rd, are asked to meet at Benedict Pond parking lot at 10:30am and will be shuttled to the starting points.
2:00 PM– Join for one of two shorter hikes
Moderate hike to “The Ledges” along the A.T. for fantastic views -OR- gentle hike around Benedict Pond.
5 PM POTLUCK PICNIC- All hikes end at the picnic. Can’t join us on a hike? Come to the picnic!
Bring lots of your favorite picnic food to share with hungry thru-hikers!
THRU-HIKERS WELCOME (free camping)!
Hike Registration or Questions : firstname.lastname@example.org
SUMMARY/SHORT VERSION FOR AT DAY:
Saturday, July 25 Hikes at 10:30am & 2pm. Community Picnic at 5pm
3rd Annual Appalachian Trail Hikes and Community Picnic
Join DCR MassParks staff and Great Barrington Trails & Greenways partners to celebrate the Appalachian Trail in our community. Did you know that Great Barrington is a designated Appalachian Trail Community™? Come learn what it’s all about and connect with others in the trail community. There will be 4 guided hikes which will all end in time to join the picnic. Bring plenty of your favorite picnic food to share with hungry thru-hikers. Registration Required for hikes as space is limited. In the event of rain or significant weather the event will be cancelled. Parking for the event will be offered at the main entrance for Beartown State Forest near the boat ramp on Benedict Pond Rd. in Monterey.
Hike Registration or Questions: email@example.com
A Weekend with Wildlife
Village of Housatonic, Great Barrington, MA –
Don’t miss the outdoor education event of the summer, “A Weekend with Wildlife” at Project Native! Unique programs hosted at the farm will be offered to the public on July 24, 25, and 26. Not to be missed, this weekend will showcase the native flora and fauna of Berkshire County, as interpreted by Project Native’s Education Staff and visiting experts. Witness the incredible web spun from a healthy and diverse ecosystem, connecting native plants with beneficial insects up the food chain to birds of prey. Learn about amazing life cycles and transformations that surround us daily. Programs will be offered free of charge; donations to support Project Native’s education program are greatly appreciated.
Kicking off the weekend is Project Native’s third annual Native Butterfly House Reception; Friday, July 24 from 5 – 8 pm. (Raindate – Saturday, July 25th) Join Project Native’s Staff and Board of Directors in celebrating the peak of butterfly season! Tour the Butterfly House and observe our resident Great Spangled Fritillaries, Tiger Swallowtails, American Ladies, Baltimore Checkerspots, Spicebush Swallowtails, Commas, Red Admirals, Common Wood Nymphs, a variety of moths, and our migrating Monarchs. See the different stages of the Lepidoptera lifecycle up close, and learn tips and tricks on how to find them in your own backyard.
Lisa Hawkins, longtime Project Native supporter and volunteer says, “entering the butterfly house and being able to see the beauty of moths and butterflies up close is quite special, and seeing the curious and sometime grotesque shapes [Monkey Slug] the caterpillars come in is an eye-opener”. Nibble on hors d’oeuvres and learn about the work of local environmental organizations from non-profit exhibitors.
Following the Reception from 9 – 10:15 pm, commemorate National Moth Week and join Project Native’s Environmental Education Interns for an “Evening of Exploration” on the farm. Participants will learn about night vision, night hiking, constellations, moths and other nocturnal wildlife. Let your senses adjust to the realm of the nocturnal and experience the natural world in a whole new “light”.
The following day, Project Native hosts The Caterpillar LabSaturday, July 25th from 11 am – 4 pm with naturalist, educator, and photographer Sam Jaffe. Can you believe there is a caterpillar that is as big as a hot dog?! Experience hundreds of live New England caterpillars up close – eating, shedding, camouflaging, or defending themselves with clever adaptations such as warning coloration, inflatable horns, strange smells, and squeaking mandibles. View details unseen with the naked eye under digital microscopes, screens, and projectors.
“The passion that Sam and his staff have for caterpillars is obvious”, Project Native Intern Lindsay Buesgens says after a visit to The Caterpillar Lab in Keene, New Hampshire, “No two people will have the same experience at this event. The caterpillars are remarkable and seeing them up close gives you a new appreciation of the creatures who often go unnoticed”. Project Native suggests a donation of $2 – $5 for this program.
To wrap up what is sure to be a vibrant weekend, Julie Anne Collier ofWingmasters will present North American Birds of Prey,Sunday, July 26with programs beginning at 11 am and 1 pm. The workshops will feature six LIVE raptors: the Great Horned Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, Barred Owl, Saw-whet owl, American Kestrel and Peregrine Falcon. Learn about predation, the birds’ place at the top of the food web, different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Our sponsor for this event is Wild Bird’s Country Store, Great Barrington, MA.
Busy during “A Weekend with Wildlife”? Visit us at another time!
Project Native is a 54-acre non-profit native plant nursery and wildlife sanctuary located on Route 41 just four miles north of Great Barrington. The Native Butterfly House is open daily from 10:30 am – 4 pm, weather permitting. Project Native’s Nursery is open from 9:30 am – 5 pm Monday through Saturday and 10:30 am – 5 pm Sunday. Visit www.projectnative.orgfor more information on our nursery, Butterfly & Bug Safari schedule, workshop schedule, and other current events.
Boreal Forest and Field Foraging and Medicinal plant/tree workshop
Fern and Fern Allies of New England
Continuing Education Units Available:
CT Forest Practitioner – 1.0 CEU
NOFA Accredited Organic Land Care Professionals – 4.0 CEU
Location: Aton Forest (270 North Colebrook Rd. Norfolk, CT)
Date: Sunday, July 26, 2015
Time: 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Registration: $25, lunch and refreshments provided
Junior Naturalist Series
Out of Control: Chemical-free Strategies for Invasive Plant Control
Invasive non-native plant species surround us: along roadsides, deep in forests, and in our own backyards. After decades using synthetic herbicides to control invasives, both the invasive species and chemicals used to against them are out of control, and growing environmental concerns are driving landscape professionals and the public to consider alternative control methods. Join us for an afternoon workshop to explore chemical-free options for invasive species control. Re-certification CEUs are being sought for this program.
Chemical-free Controls – Ask the ExpertsOur six panelists come together to compare notes on the state of chemical-free controls and to answer your questions.
Panelists: Mike Bald, Michael DeRosa, Gerry Hawkes, Ellen Snyder, Michael Talbot, and Jess Toro
Wednesday, July 29, 2015, 1-5 p.m.
Location: Garden in the Woods, 180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA
Program Code: HOR5131
Solar Day of Action-Soak Up the Sun
10:45 AM – 1 PM
Bulfinch Entrance, Massachusetts State House
(24 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02133)
RSVP at http://bit.ly/SoakUpTheSun-MA
It’s summer and the weather is beautiful — we should do everything we can to soak up the energy of the sun.
But utility companies have placed a cap on the state’s most important solar program, net metering. Back in March, the cap was hit for more than 170 towns and cities, bringing solar development to a halt.
We need to raise the caps ASAP to keep solar growing. So we’re gathering at the State House and calling on state officials to take action.
Meet us at 10:45 AM for a rally in front of the State House (Bulfinch Entrance on Beacon Street, overlooking Boston Common). Then, we’ll go into the State House to meet with legislators and their staff.
The theme of the rally is “beach party,” so bring your beach gear! Towels, inflatable beach balls, beach umbrellas, etc.
Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/SoakUpTheSun-MA.
Questions? Contact Ben Hellerstein, firstname.lastname@example.org.
WRLT Ice Cream Social
On Friday afternoon July 31 from 3 – 5 PM, the Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation will host its annual summer celebration and ice cream social. This is a great time to explore Sheep Hill’s scenic views, pond and meadow, and interpretive displays.
The afternoon will feature activities for all ages such as pond exploration, interpretive hikes, and local ice cream served with seasonal fruits. Visitors are encouraged to visit exhibits and explore Sheep Hill’s varied habitats and the new Dietze Interpretive Center. A $3 donation is suggested. The event will be held rain or shine.
The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation, a non-profit, member-supported land conservation trust, has been working to preserve the rural New England character of the area for 30 years. The WRLF sponsors nature education, local history, and seasonal food events throughout the year. Sheep Hill is located on Route 7 south in Williamstown, approximately one mile south of the rotary.
Uptown Common – Athol
Saturday, August 1, 10am-noon
Uptown Common, Athol
Join us for Celebrate Athol Day, a morning of family fun and community celebration featuring local musicians and dancers, games and contests for kids, and a showcase of clubs and non-profits. This free event is co-sponsored by Mount Grace, the Athol Farmers Market, and the Athol Public Library.
Midsummer Fern Foray
Hilltown Land Trust Presents a Free Midsummer Fern Foray Hike, Sunday August 2, 2015, 12 to 2 pm at a Taproot Commons Farm in Cummington
Midsummer in the hilltowns, after the spring wildflowers have passed and before the late summer ones begin, is the perfect time to turn our appreciation to the masses of lush green fern vegetation that cover our forest floors, ring our wetlands, and line our trails. Join us for a “fern foray” hike at Taproot Commons Farm in Cummington, a private land held under Conservation Restriction with Hilltown Land Trust and DCR. We will explore the diversity of common forest and wetland ferns by examining easy-to-observe differences in plant form and habitat. Come prepared for a 2 mile roundtrip hike along moderate terrain. Long sleeves/pants, sturdy shoes, bug protection, and water are strongly recommended. Also bring a magnifying lens and fern book if you have them, but they are not required. Please contact Jennifer Garrett at email@example.com to register and receive detailed directions and event updates. Rain will cancel the event.
Event Title: Midsummer Fern Foray
Date: Sunday, August 2
Time: 12 pm to 2 pm
Location: Taproot Commons Farm, 11 Porter Hill Road, Cummington, MA 01026
Directions: Please register to receive detailed directions and event updates. Taproot Commons Farm is on Porter Hill Road, just past the intersection with Fairgrounds Road at the Cummington Fairgrounds. From Route 9 in Cummington, take Fairgrounds Road and follow it to the Cummington Fairgrounds. Take a right onto Porter Hill Road. The farm is the first driveway on your left.
Event Link: http://www.hilltown-land-trust.org/fern
Location link: http://www.taprootcommons.org/
Wildflower Pressing Workshop
Saturday, August 8, 1-3pm
1461 Old Keene Road, Athol
Join artist Linda Ruel Flynn of Flora-Ly at Skyfields for a Wildflower Pressing Workshop. Linda will teach how to select and press wildflowers to make memorable botanical collages. After picking and pressing flowers on the 8th, we will reconvene at 6pm on Tuesday the 18th to arrange the flowers, creating a small collage for you to keep. Free for members, $10 for non-members.
FERC Scoping Hearings
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has recently announced a schedule of upcoming scoping meetings for the Northeast Energy Direct Project. Please find the details of these FERC-hosted meetings below and in the attached. Thank you.
|FERC Public Scoping Meetings|
|Date and Time||Location||Location|
|Tuesday, July 14, 20157:00 pm||Towanda Jr./Sr. High School1 High School DriveTowanda, PA 18848(570) 265-2101||Birch Hill Catering1 Celebration WayCastleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033(518) 732-4444|
|Wednesday, July 15, 20156:30 pm||VFW386 Main St.Great Bend, PA 18848(570) 879-4420||Birch Hill Catering1 Celebration WayCastleton-on-Hudson, NY 12033(518) 732-4444|
|Thursday, July 16, 20157:00 pm||Foothills Performing Arts Center24 Market St.Oneonta, NY 13820(607) 431-2080||Days Inn160 Holiday WaySchoharie, NY 12157(518) 295-6088|
|Tuesday, July 28, 20157:00 pm||Taconic High School96 Valentine RdPittsfield, MA 01201(413) 448-9600|
|Wednesday, July 29, 20156:30 pm||Nashua Radisson11 Tara Blvd.Nashua, NH 03062(603) 888-9970||Greenfield Middle School141 Davis St.Greenfield, MA 01301(413) 772-1360|
|Thursday, July30, 20156:30 pm||Milford Town HallTown Hall, One Union SquareMilford, NH 03055(603) 249-0600||Central Connecticut State University1615 Stanley St.New Britain, CT 06050(860) 832-3200|
|Tuesday, August 11, 20157:00 pm||Dracut Senior High School1540 Lakeview Ave.Dracut, MA 01826(978)-957-1500|
|Wednesday, August 12, 20157:00 pm||Lunenburg High School1079 Massachusetts Ave.Lunenburg, MA 01462(978) 582-4115|
5th Annual Berkshire East Wind Fest
Sunday, August 9th
You’ll enjoy lunch, electric vehicle demos thanks to the Sierra Club Massachusetts Chapter, and a chairlift ride up the mountain to see Berkshire East Mountain Resort’s 900kW wind turbine!
And that’s just the beginning! After the tour, you can participate in an optional zip-line adventure back down the mountain or a take a ride in the new mountain coaster.
What: The 5th Annual Berkshire East Wind Festival!
Where: Berkshire East Mountain Resort in Charlemont, MA
When: Sunday, August 9th at 12:00 PM
RSVP: Tickets start at just $5 (based on your choice of activities)! RSVP by August 2ndat:http://berkshireeast2015. eventbrite.com
Contact: Nicole at Mass Energy at (617) 524-3950 ext. 152 or NMichaud@massenergy.org
NOFA 41st Annual Summer Conference
Paddle with a Purpose: Water Chestnut Pulls
Community Supported Agriculture: Sustaining Communities and Farmers
Sunday, August 23: “Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): Sustaining Communities and Farmers”.Bascom Lodge. 6pm. Free and Open to the Public.Three local farms will participate in a conversation about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA): what it is, its history, and the economic framework behind supporting local agriculture and the local economy.Each farm will discuss their individual approach to being a CSA, why they do it and its importance to them, both as newer farmers and as newer CSA farms, approximately 30 years after CSAs started evolving here in the U.S.The participating farms are:Trusted Roots Farm, East Chatham, NY (CSA – vegetables, herbs, flowers, eggs)Farmers: Cameron Hastie and Blake Etchison.Climbing Tree Farm, New Lebanon, NY (CSA – heritage pork, turkey, lamb) Farmers: Schuyler and Colby Gail.Many Forks Farm, Clarksburg, MA (CSA – vegetables, herbs, flowers).Farmer: Sharon Wyrrick.For more information call: 413-743-1591 or go to the Bascom Lodge website:http://www.bascomlodge.net/1/
Bird Language Club
Hilltown Families: Family Volunteer Day
Activities at Herbert Arboretum
At Springside Park, 874 North Street (RT 7)
Pittsfield, MA 01201 ~ www.hebertarboretum.org
Join Friends of the Arboretum for a meaningful stroll on one of our Nature Walks through Springside Park. And join us for our work parties where you can receive hands-on instruction in gardening and the care of trees and shrubs, as well as receive free trees and plants to take home.
July 11, Saturday, 11 AM – Garden & Tree Care Work Party
Aug 1, Saturday, 1 PM – Nature Walk
Aug 8, Saturday, 11 AM – Garden & Tree Care Work Party
Sept 12, Saturday, 1 PM – Nature Walk
Sept 19, Saturday, 11 AM – Garden & Tree Care Work Party
Oct 3, Saturday, 11 AM – Garden & Tree Care Work Party
Oct 10, Saturday, 1 PM – Nature Walk
Join us for a tour of the splendid colors of Autumn. If you love Springside Park we invite you to join us, The Vincent J. Hebert Arboretum at Springside Park for our General Meeting.
We’d like to hear from you and how you might like to participate in caring for this Jewel in the Heart of the Berkshires.
For Information: Elizabeth Kulas at 413-443-5348
In cooperation with The City of Pittsfield Parks Commission, Department of Community Development/Long Range Park Planning and Springside Park Conservancy, Inc.
Pittsfield Tree Watch
Pittsfield Tree Watch meets the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Pittsfield Senior Center, 330 North Street, from 4-5:30 pm. Please come and learn more about what is happening to increase the number of trees in Pittsfield!
Berkshire Conservation District Meeting
The Berkshire Conservation District holds open public meetings every third Tuesday of the month at 4pm at 78 Center Street, Room 206, Conte Federal Building in Pittsfield.
In cooperation with the USDA Natural Resource Conservation Service, the district provides technical assistance to landowners in the conservation and management of natural resources throughout the county. The district is a sponsor of the state-wide Massachusetts Envirothon and provides scholarships to Berkshire Community College and UMASS students. The district is governed by seven supervisors who serve for three year terms. The current slate of supervisors are: Robert Lear, Chairman Tony Boyer, Vice-Chair Kevin Zimmer, Treasurer Dave Jurczak, Dennis Mareb Ned Kirchner, Bill Florek The public are welcome to attend monthly meetings. For more information please call the office at (413) 443-1776 or visit the website: www.berkshireconservation.org
Green Drinks Hudson
Please join us for our inaugural Green Drinks!Green Drinks is a monthly international event for people interested in conservation, sustainability and meeting new people who share a common interest.Columbia Land Conservancy will be hosting this fun event on the third Tuesday of the month at Helsinki Hudson. Please pass along to anyone who might be interested! Every third Tuesday of the month
Time: 5:30 PM
Where: Helsinki Hudson, 405 Columbia Street, Hudson, NY
Green Drinks-Great Barrington
*new location* The Prairie Whale, 178 Main Street in GB
*new location* The Prairie Whale, 178 Main Street in GB: this is across the street from Orion‘s office, and also across from Rite Aid, if you know these landmarks (renovations at our usual location, Route 7 Grill, are continuing this month). The Prairie Whale is a great new spot in town that offers a great full bar and a wide ranging menu that often features local produce.
Springfield, MA Green Drinks
Theodores’ Blues Booze & BBQ in Springfield, Massachusetts
Who We Are Green Drinks Springfield is the local Springfield, MA meetup for citzens, professionals, and public servants interested in sustainability, renewable energy, all things “green,” the environment, and the new Green Movement. Whether a seasoned professional in a green business or just curious to find out what the buzz is about you are welcome! Green Drinks is an agenda-less, non-dues-paying open social event. Come and find out more!
Where You Can Find Us Online:
Pittsfield Green Drinks
– a gathering of people interested in conservation and environmental issues – all welcome – every 3rd Tuesday of the month – graciously hosted by J Allens Clubhouse Grill 41 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Tuesday July 21st
starting at 5:15 pm
sponsored by Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT)
Hosted by: J Allens Clubhouse Grill, 41 North St, Pittsfield, MA 01201
Please join us starting at 5:15 pm for networking and lively conversation on all things “green”. June’s presenter is BEAT’s very own Elia Del Molino. Elia will talk about his alter-ego’s life as the Trails Coordinator of Greenagers.
Pittsfield Green Drinks is a very informal gathering, open to everyone with any environmental interest. The drinks aren’t green, but our conversations are.
What is Green Drinks? Green Drinks is an international forum where people who work in the environmental field meet for a beer and snacks at informal sessions. There will be a lively mix of people from Non-profit organizations, academia, government and business.Green Drinks is a great way of catching up with people you know and for making new contacts. These networking events are very simple and unstructured. Come along and you’ll be made welcome.
For more information about Pittsfield Green Drinks, contact Elia Del Molino at BEAT (firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-230-7321).
Athol Bird & Nature Club Field Trips & Meetings 2014
Unless otherwise noted, programs meet at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main Street, Athol.If weather is questionable on a field trip day, please call the trip leader at least an hour before the scheduled meeting time.
Expanded Center hours: Tuesdays 9:30 to 1:30 and 4:30 to 7:30, Wednesdays 9:30 to 1:30 and Thursdays 4:30 to 7:30Welcome to our new members and thanks to the over 212 supporters who have already joined or renewed their memberships. If you haven’t already renewed your membership you may use the Online ABNC membership Form or the printable membership form and make check payable to ABNC and mail to us at 100 Main Street Athol Ma 01331
Dating back to the turn of the century, when some progressive bird lovers suggested counting live birds instead of shooting them as part of a Christmas tradition, National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Counts take place all over our hemisphere. Participants identify and count all birds seen, and data is collected at a wrap-up pot-luck at the end of the day.
Helpers at all levels of experience welcome! Contact email@example.com if you would like to take part on foot, by car, or by counting birds at your birdfeeder.
11 French Drive Boylston, MA http://www.towerhillbg.org
Berkshire Museum Adventures
About the exhibition
About the Berkshire Museum
Located in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts, at 39 South St., the Berkshire Museum, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $13 adult, $6 child; Museum members and children age 3 and under enjoy free admission. For more information, visitwww.berkshiremuseum.org or call 413.443.7171.
In association with the Smithsonian since 2013, Berkshire Museum is part of a select group of museums, cultural, educational, and arts organizations that share the Smithsonian’s resources with the nation.
Established by Zenas Crane in 1903, Berkshire Museum integrates art, history, and natural science in a wide range of programs and exhibitions that inspire educational connections between the disciplines. Festival of Trees 2014: On Safariis on view through January 4, 2015. Objectify: A Look into the Permanent Collection is currently on view. Little Cinema is open year-round. Spark!Lab, Feigenbaum Hall of Innovation, Worlds in Miniature, Aquarium, and other exhibits are ongoing.
Fridays, 11 a.m. Explore the aquarium plus three more galleries! Each week will feature a different experience: songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Program geared towards children 18 months to 3 years. Older and younger siblings are always welcome! Free with Museum admission.
Saturdays, 12:30 p.m. Join our staff in the aquarium for an interactive look at what it takes to feed some of Berkshire Museum’s most interesting residents. With your help we’ll prepare some heaping salads for some of our largest reptiles as we discuss what the aquarium animals eat here in the Museum and what they would find in the wild. Free with Museum admission.
350 Berkshire Node: Monthly Meeting
Please join 350Mass Berkshire Node for our monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 15, 2015, at the UU Church, 175 Wendell Ave. in Pittsfield. Potluck refreshments at 5:30pm, meeting from 6-8pm. At the meeting, you will participate in a legislative action around the fact that the MA Dept. of Public Utilities has denied citizen groups and their legal representatives intervenor status in regard to the proposed Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline. Denying citizens and their lawyers the opportunity to seek documents and submit testimonies on our behalf infringes on our rights and reduces our likelihood of stopping the pipeline. Learn more here. We will also hear an update on the pipeline opposition campaign. Every month our meetings offer an opportunity for Berkshire residents to get involved with the growing climate change movement.
For additional information, please visit our website: http://350ma-berkshires.org.
Go On Your Own!
Not everyone likes hiking with a group. If you want to go on your own, visit South Yokun Ridge!