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January 2021

Virtual: Botanical Latin: An Introduction

January 21 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$11 – $16

Join Jennifer Bakshi for a brief history of botanical terminology from the time of the Roman empire through the development of binomial nomenclature by Carl Linnaeus. Jennifer will provide clarification on the meanings of botanical terms, genus, species and family, how the names are formed and the conventions for writing them. You’ll also learn the correct pronunciation of Latin plant names and explore hidden meanings of favorite plant names every gardener should know.

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Virutal: Bears in the Berkshires

January 21 @ 6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
Jewish Federation of the Berkshires, 196 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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The North American Black Bear plays an important role in the ecosystems of New England. Their incredible strength, senses, and curiosity are often the source of commotion in Berkshire County. Together, we will discuss the natural history of black bears, their role in the ecosystem, and how to maintain safe and positive human-bear interactions.

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Winter Birds at TurnPark

January 23 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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TurnPark Art Space and Mass Audubon collaborate for an evening of birds and their lovely evening chorus. A Mass Audubon Guide will take you through the art space learning about the many birds that spend the chilly winter among the statues. Space is limited to 10 participants; registration is required with no 'walk-in' participants allowed. $15 suggested donation.

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Tracking Workshop: Cats and Canines

January 23 @ 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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$15 – $20

Search for tracks, scat, and other signs of our elusive wild cats and dogs that roam the fields and forests at Canoe Meadows. Focusing on long-legged creatures, we will dig deep into how they stealthily walk, lope, and gallop across the landscape and what we can learn from clues they leave behind. Reservations required.

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Wildlife Tracking by Moonlight at TurnPark

January 23 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Enjoy a moonlit stroll at TurnPark with a Mass Audubon naturalist. On a short walk through the outdoor sculpture park, we'll listen and watch with the lens of wildlife tracking, searching for clues of elusive wild mammals (e.g. mice, squirrels, rabbits, fox and bobcats), while taking in the taking in the surreal landscape and art at TurnPark. Dress warmly; traction assistive footwear recommended.

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Virtual: Organic Vegetable Gardening

January 27 @ 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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One event on January 20, 2021 at 4:00 PM

One event on January 27, 2021 at 4:00 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Led by Maria Zordan, co-owner and operator of MX Morningstar Farm, this online course will include discussion of seed selection, seeding schedules, bed preparation and successful planting practice. Students will complete a vegetable garden design to be implemented at their own homes. There will also be an optional farm visit in early March (3 Classes).

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Virtual: Medicinal Mushrooms

January 28 @ 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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$15 – $20

Explore the healing properties of wild and cultivated medicinal mushrooms that grow in the Northeast with herbalist Hannah Jacobson-Hardy, owner of Sweet Birch Herbals. Hannah will explain how to identify mushrooms in the wild and ways to preserve them. Handouts will be provided with recipes for mushroom teas, tinctures and edible varieties.

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Winter Ecology: Snow and Ice

January 30 @ 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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$15 – $20

Are all snowflakes truly unique? What happens to snow throughout the winter? How does snow transform and change from the moment it falls to earth to when it finally melts away? Together we'll explore the beauty and physical properties of snow and ice, and how the plants and animals survive New England winters.

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February 2021

Virtual: Dutch Tulips in Colored Pencil

February 1 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 PM on Monday, repeating until February 22, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Recreate the stunning tulips painted by Dutch artist Jacob Merrell 1614-1681. Working with colored pencils, you will be guided by botanical artist Carol Ann Morley, step-by-step from sketch to finished tulips. Once registered, attendees will be provided with a photograph of the Dutch tulips along with a materials list. (4 Classes)

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Virtual: Birds in the Landscape

February 3 @ 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Wednesday, repeating until February 17, 2021

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Each landscape invites its own unique collection of plants and animals. In this three-part online class with Zach Adams, learn about three native New England landscapes and the birds that call them home: woodlands, wetlands and grasslands. Bird identification, habitat and conservation will be addressed. (3 Classes)

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