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January 2020

Forest Bathing/Shinrin Yoku

January 28 @ 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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One event on January 28, 2020 at 10:00 AM

Mount Greylock State Reservation Visitor Center, 30 Rockwell Road
Lanesborough, MA 01237 United States
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Shinrin Yoku is the Japanese practice of taking in the forest atmosphere or Forest Bathing. A Canyon Ranch guide, leads you on a slow, intentional walk into the woods to de-stress and get re-connected with nature. Find a meditative spot and relax as you are led into a conscious mindful state. The ambient sounds, elemental scents, and connection to the earth will soothe you as you soak in the great outdoors. No previous experience is necessary. Meet at the Visitor…

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Sustainable Garden Care & Maintenance

January 28 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost effectiveness into plant selection. Learn procedures for perennials, woody plants, and lawns, including transplanting, staking, fertilizing, winterizing, mulching, plant pathology, and pest control with an emphasis on deer control. (4 classes) BBG Members: $180/Non-Members: $195.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

January 29 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

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One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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WeeMuse Adventures

January 31 @ 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 AM on Friday, repeating until August 27, 2021

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Led by a Museum educator, children 18 months to 3 years old explore the Museum with their caregivers and learn through songs, stories, scavenger hunts, play time, and more. Older and younger siblings are welcome. Included with regular Museum admission.

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February 2020

Wildlife CSI: Understanding Animal Tracks & Sign Mysteries

February 1 @ 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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$4 – $10

Search for tracks, scat, and other signs of wildlife that stay active through winter. You'll discover new "whodunit" mysteries that take place out in nature while we're typically warm inside our homes.

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Chow Time

February 1 @ 12:45 PM - 1:45 PM
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An event every week that begins at 12:45 PM on Saturday, repeating indefinitely

Berkshire Museum, 39 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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Help prepare enticing feasts for the turtles, fish, chameleon, and even the blue-tongue skink in the Aquarium!

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Lenox Mountain Summit Hike

February 1 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $15

Get active during this hike to the summit of Lenox Mountain (2,126 feet), and take in an expansive 50-mile view from the top. This moderately strenuous hike follows the Trail of the Ledges and/or Overbrook Trail three miles round-trip through northern hardwood and evergreen forests for an elevation gain of 840 ft. recommended

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Sustainable Garden Care & Maintenance

February 4 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until February 11, 2020

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn about the maintenance considerations that should be integrated into the design process. Students’ horticultural knowledge will expand to factor sustainable maintenance concerns with cost effectiveness into plant selection. Learn procedures for perennials, woody plants, and lawns, including transplanting, staking, fertilizing, winterizing, mulching, plant pathology, and pest control with an emphasis on deer control. (4 classes) BBG Members: $180/Non-Members: $195.

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Planting Plan Design Studio

February 5 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on January 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on January 29, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 12, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 19, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on February 26, 2020 at 5:30 PM

One event on March 4, 2020 at 5:30 PM

Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road
Stockbridge, MA 01262 United States
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Learn how to design a planting plan for private and public garden spaces. Students will consider the nature of plant characteristics in specific design settings. Home architecture will be used for a source of inspiration while honoring the horticultural needs of each plant. For materials list visit our website (8 classes) BBG Members: $350/Non-Members: $385.

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Moonlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl

February 5 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary, Holmes Road
Pittsfield, MA 01201 United States
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$3 – $8

Enjoy a moonlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We'll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. Afterward, we'll warm back up with tea and hot cocoa.

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