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March 2019

The Bulb Show

March 21 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until March 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 8:00am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 24, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Our Fitzpatrick Conservatory is a welcomed harbinger of spring from March 4 to 29 for the Garden’s annual exhibition of New England springtime flowering bulbs and a collection of blooming South African bulbs rarely seen in the northeast.The Bulb Show is the Garden’s annual springtime gift to the community. Come see this unique pairing of flowering bulbs and get a unique glimpse of early spring. Visit often, as different bulbs will be blooming throughout the month! Free and open to…

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Drawing Nature: Treasures from the Seashore

March 21 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until March 21, 2019

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Find inspiration in seashore treasures. Bring to life the beauty of shells, pebbles and other wondrous shapes. Explore their structure and intricate details and learn how to create the silky shine of seaweed, surface of driftwood and other textural surfaces. Make graphite studies of your specimens and find out how to select the right tonal values to give form to a white shell or black pebble. From graphite sketches to realistic renderings, create a fun-filled page of beach treasures. Students…

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Home Orchard Management

March 23 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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This workshop covers complementary sprays backed by biodiversity and soil health to set the stage for successfully growing tree fruit here. Learn how fungal disease becomes manageable with wise variety choices and enhanced soil biology. Even major insect challenges can be resolved safely.Bring a bag lunch.

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Learn to Ski Program

March 23 @ 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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Tired of being stuck indoors during the winter? Searching for something fun to do outside during the winter months while getting in a great workout? Want to meet new outdoorsy friends that love being outside and spending time in nature? Take up nordic skiing! If you're a newbie or beginner skier looking to get into cross-country skiing and spend more time outside this winter than sign up for Notchview's Learn to Ski Program! Here's how it works: You get 3…

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Rockwell on Spring

March 31 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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One event on March 31, 2019 at 14:00:00

Norman Rockwell Museum, 9 Route 183
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Celebrate spring with a study of Norman Rockwell’s seasonal images, followed by a walk along the Museum grounds. Plant flower seeds for transplanting after the last frost.

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April 2019

Birding by Ear: Songs & Calls of Berkshire Birds

April 6 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Learning to identify the calls and songs of birds can be fun and challenging. Making connections between bird songs and the ecosystems or places they occur can help us sort and classify the myriad bird songs into manageable groups. We'll share tricks to sound identification while hearing how bird sounds go hand in hand with habitat, behavior, and other clues, as well as review helpful resources available to you.

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FREE Birding – Canoe Meadows Migrants

April 12 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Canoe Meadows’ beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially waterfowl, warblers, swallows, orioles, and more. We’ll explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, and observe changes in bird species each week. Beginners welcome. All programs free of charge. Preregistration not required. Bring binoculars, if you have them.

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Baby Animal Fest

April 13 @ 10:00 AM - May 5 @ 4:00 PM
Hancock Shaker Village, 1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Celebrate spring and meet our newest additions – lambs, piglets, calves, chicks, and kids in the Round Stone Barn. Explore the hands-on Discovery Barn, make things, and stay for story time. Visit the Shaker Schoolhouse. Hear the Shakers’ story of sustainability. Have fun on the trail. Come for live music and sing along. Visit on Thursdays and stay longer (‘til 5pm). Spend Easter with us and celebrate Earth Day. Pony rides, face painting, balloon art. See cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking, sheep…

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Introduction to Gardening Organically & Community Gardens Registration

April 13 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Join our Canoe Meadows Community Garden and enjoy the opportunity to grow vegetables in the most scenic community garden in the Berkshires! New garden members must register for the free Introduction to Gardening Organically workshop. Workshop is a great skill-builder for new gardeners and those who haven't participated in several years. Instructors will share the benefits of organic gardening and how to incorporate this approach in your garden. Mass Audubon's staff and volunteers have years of experience gardening in the…

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Bat Box Building Workshop

April 13 @ 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come get crafty in our cozy red barn and build something that will improve wildlife habitat in your neighborhood. These hands-on, family-friendly workshops will teach you where and how to place the boxes in ideal habitats. In the end, you get to take them home. No experience necessary. Bat houses on your property are a great way to support these declining but important predators of flying insects. Learn about bats in our area and their natural history. Bat boxes make…

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