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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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July 2018

Evening Paddle on the Housatonic

July 19 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $35

Evening is the perfect time to look for wildlife. We’ll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together and enjoy refreshments while we listen and watch for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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Evening at the Beaver Ponds

July 20 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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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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Berkshire Views Hiking Series- Lenox Mountain: Taconic Range Views

July 20 @ 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

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. Cost includes price of admission. Register by calling (413) 637-0320.

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Canoeing the Housatonic River

July 21 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $35

This leisurely paddle will take us through the ecologically rich Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in Lenox. We’ll watch for swallows, herons, kingfishers, muskrats, and signs of beavers along the scenic and meandering Housatonic River and learn about why the waterway is the natural heart of the Berkshires.

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Pleasant Valley Wildlife Ramble

July 21 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $8

Explore the lower trails at Pleasant Valley with an experienced guide. We’ll search for evidence of (and hopefully see!) many wild birds and mammals as we hike along the rich pond and stream ecosystems that form the heart of the sanctuary. Along the way we’ll also learn about plant communities and the dynamic history of Pleasant Valley.

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Moonlight Canoe Trips

July 26 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $35

Twilight is an amazing time to listen and look for wildlife. Herons, loons, beavers, owls, and other wildlife are all possible at Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. We’ll stealthily explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake, then hitch our boats together to enjoy snacks and beverages while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds.

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Berkshire Views Hiking Series: Jug End Berkshire Hills & Valley Views

July 27 @ 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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Canoeing October Mountain State Forest

July 28 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$30

Herons, loons, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings on this large, secluded lake in October Mountain State Forest. Explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake and we'll go ashore to eat a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

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Learn the Ferns

July 28 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Vallley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $15

Are ferns a mystery to you? Travel with botanist and fern expert Joe Strauch, on a journey into the fascinating world of ferns, to learn clues that reveal their true identity. We’ll learn how to identify a fresh assortment of local ferns, then head outside to test our new skills. Easy-to-use Fern Finder guides will help you identify the 50 species in Berkshire County. Cost includes a copy of the Fern Finder. Bring a hand lens if you have one.

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