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Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary

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472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
(413) 637-0320 http://www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/pleasant-valley

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September 2018

Birding at Pleasant Valley

September 26 @ 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 19, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 26, 2018 at 8:00am

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring and fall are ideal times to look for migrant birds of all kinds. Our sanctuaries offer serene, protected landscapes to observe and study these beautiful creatures with the help of experienced and knowledgeable leaders. Bird walks are targeted toward adults, but interested young birders are always welcome. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Free with no registration required.

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Evening at the Beaver Ponds

September 26 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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One event on September 12, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on September 19, 2018 at 8:00pm

One event on September 26, 2018 at 8:00pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $6

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife that frequent our wildlife sanctuary ponds. Learn about the lives of beavers, their amazing recovery story, and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction to the area.

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Birding at Canoe Meadows

September 28 @ 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
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One event on September 14, 2018 at 8:00am

One event on September 28, 2018 at 8:00am

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring and fall are ideal times to look for migrant birds of all kinds. Our sanctuaries offer serene, protected landscapes to observe and study these beautiful creatures with the help of experienced and knowledgeable leaders. Bird walks are targeted toward adults, but interested young birders are always welcome. Bring binoculars or call ahead to reserve a pair; beginners welcome. Registration not required.

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Berkshire Views Hiking Series: Lenox Mountain: Taconic Range Views

September 29 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Ascend Lenox Mountain with an experienced guide and enjoy several vistas including the sweeping summit view. We’ll hike via Trail of the Ledges and/or Overbrook Trail on a three-mile round-trip trek through northern hardwood and hemlock forest for an elevation gain of 840 feet. Along the way we’ll look for signs of wildlife and learn about plant communities and human history at Pleasant Valley. Register at massaudubon.org/pleasantvalley or by calling (413) 637-0320.

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October 2018

Mass Audubon – Evening at the Beaver Ponds

October 3 @ 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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One event on October 10, 2018 at 4:30pm

One event on October 17, 2018 at 4:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$4 – $8

Enjoy an evening searching for beavers and other wildlife that frequent our wildlife sanctuary ponds. Learn about the lives of beavers, their amazing recovery story, and how they continue to shape the landscape more than 80 years after their reintroduction to the area. Registration is recommended.

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Art in the Barn: Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Exhibit

October 6 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until October 31, 2018

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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View beautiful images of wildlife and nature from Mass Audubon's Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest. The winning images, selected from more than 4,000 entries received last year, will be displayed in the Barn at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. Self-guided, information available at visitor center. Free with your sanctuary admission. In addition to the photo contest, the following local artists will also have work on display during limited hours from October 12 through October 28: Carolyn Newberger, Ghetta Hirsch,…

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Berkshire Views Hiking Series- Jug End

October 6 @ 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$8 – $12

Hike a short but steep stretch of the Appalachian Trail to a spectacular view of the southern Berkshire Hills and Taconic Range with one of our experienced guides. Get a close look at the pitch pine and scrub oak plant community on the rocky outcrop called Jug End.

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New Moon Night Watch: Stars, Planets, & Nighttime Wildlife

October 6 @ 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Enjoy a fall evening on the top of Old Baldy. After a very short walk to the summit, we’ll take in the ethereal twilight before beholding a sparkling, moonless night sky in one of the darkest corners the Berkshires. We’ll orient ourselves to the stars and planets, listen for wildlife sounds, and enjoy refreshments.

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Art in the Barn: Mass Audubon’s Statewide Photo Contest Exhibit – Opening Reception

October 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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View beautiful images of wildlife and nature from Mass Audubon's Picture This: Your Great Outdoors photo contest. The winning images, selected from more than 4,000 entries received last year, will be displayed in the Barn at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. In addition to the photo contest, the following local artists will also have work on display: Carolyn Newberger, Ghetta Hirsch, Janet Pumphrey, Katherine Ryan Waiveris, and Candice Farrell.

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Berkshire Views Hiking Series- Lenox Mountain: Taconic Range Views

October 13 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

Ascend Lenox Mountain with an experienced guide and enjoy several vistas including the sweeping summit view. We’ll hike via Trail of the Ledges and/or Overbrook Trail on a three-mile round-trip trek through northern hardwood and hemlock forest for an elevation gain of 840 feet. Along the way we’ll look for signs of wildlife and learn about plant communities and human history at Pleasant Valley.

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Seeking Beauty: Nature Journaling

October 13 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12 – $15

Greet the changing seasons with wide eyes and an open heart. Relax into the beauty of the woods, waters, and trails of Pleasant Valley. We will use the simple tools of paper and pen or pencil to get closer to our surroundings and ourselves. Guided writing and sketching deepens observations and expands creativity. Each session will examine a different facet of the natural world.. Bring a simple, unlined journal and writing/sketching tools, and dress for the weather

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Pleasant Valley Volunteer Day

October 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Help us care for our beautiful native gardens, trails/boardwalks, and education spaces. Volunteers are needed for a wide variety of projects throughout the sanctuary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments will be provided

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Seeking Beauty: Nature Journaling

October 20 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12 – $15

Greet the changing seasons with wide eyes and an open heart. Relax into the beauty of the woods, waters, and trails of Pleasant Valley. We will use the simple tools of paper and pen or pencil to get closer to our surroundings and ourselves. Guided writing and sketching deepens observations and expands creativity. Each session will examine a different facet of the natural world. Bring a simple, unlined journal and writing/sketching tools, and dress for the weather.

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Moonlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl

October 24 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Enjoy a moonlit evening at our sanctuaries to listen and watch for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We’ll explore fields, forests, and wetlands and learn about animal adaptations for hunting at night. We’ll warm up with tea and hot cocoa after the walk.

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