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Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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

June 2019

Berkshire Summer Nature Camp

June 24 - August 9
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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At Berkshire Nature Camp in Lenox, campers ages 3 to 16 have fun and make friends as they discover nature! Trail explorations, wildlife observation, outdoor play, hands-on activities, games, and crafts keep campers engaged throughout the summer. Camp takes place at Pleasant Valley, our 1,200-acre wildlife sanctuary with diverse forests, meadows, mountains, brooks, and beaver ponds. June through August. Register today!

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Nature Walks for Health and Happiness

June 26 @ 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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A relaxing walk in the woods can be the perfect way find balance in your life. BessDillman, Sanctuary volunteer, will help you connect with the natural world while you explore the trails at Pleasant Valley. Curiosity will set the pace for these leisurely nature walks.

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Evening at the Beaver Ponds

June 26 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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One event on June 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $8

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley's landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area.

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Canoeing the Housatonic River

June 30 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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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July 2019

Moon Night Watch: Stars, Planets, Nighttime & Wildlife

July 2 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Enjoy a summer 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 of the Berkshires. We'll orient ourselves to the stars and planets, listen for wildlife sounds, and enjoy refreshments. At Old Baldy Wildlife Sanctuary. Registration is required.

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Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 4 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on July 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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 wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings. Registration is required.

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Hike Lenox Mountain: Taconic Range & Richmond Pond Views

July 5 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:30am

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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. Registration is required.

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Birding the Berks Series – Thrushes & Warblers on Greylock Summit

July 6 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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The summit of Massachusetts' highest peak is the ideal place to find birds nesting at high elevation spruce-fir forests and other natural communities. We will seek out Greylock's specialty species, including blackpoll warbler and Swainson's thrush, while enjoying the morning's symphony of the other wood warblers that breed on the slopes. This trip involves a two-to-three-mile hike on a moderately steep trail. Registration is required.

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Canoeing the Housatonic River

July 6 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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One event on July 14, 2019 at 8:30am

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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. Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle. Registration is required.

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Animals A to Z

July 6 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes. Registration is required.

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Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds

July 7 @ 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$25 – $35

Explore the coves and marshes of one of the Berkshires' most beautiful lakes. Paddle across Lower Goose Pond to pristine Upper Goose Pond in search of eagles, herons, and kingfishers. Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own water reusable water bottle. Registration is required.

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Evening at the Beaver Ponds

July 10 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $8

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley's landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 11 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on July 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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 wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings. Registration is required.

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Beavers, Birds, & Other Wildlife

July 12 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on July 12, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Explore the gentle trails at Pleasant Valley with an experienced guide. We'll search for evidence of (and hopefully see!) wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and more as we hike around 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. Registration is required.

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Trailside Music Series – The Picky B’s

July 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bring a picnic, some blankets and chairs, and your family and friends to relax on our lawn on a warm summer evening. A bluegrass-centric power duo led by Chris Merenda (Banjo & Vocals) and Rob Sanzone (Guitars & Mandolin) and always featuring a rotating cast of all-star musicians. The Picky B's cover everything from old-time traditionals to modern pop to classic rock n' roll and diamond-in-the-rough originals, all executed under the guise of bluegrass.

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Animals A to Z

July 13 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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One event on July 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes. Registration is required.

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Canoeing the Housatonic River

July 14 @ 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 14, 2019 at 8:30am

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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. Please support our efforts of reducing plastic waste by bringing your own reusable water bottle. Registration is required.

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Moonlight Canoe Trip

July 15 @ 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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. Beavers, owls, loons, and other wildlife are all possible to spot 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 refreshments while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds. Registration is required.

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Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 18 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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 wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Hike Lenox Mountain: Taconic Range & Richmond Pond Views

July 19 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 19, 2019 at 9:30am

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map

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. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Beavers, Birds, & Other Wildlife

July 19 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 12, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map

Explore the gentle trails at Pleasant Valley with an experienced guide. We'll search for evidence of (and hopefully see!) wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and more as we hike around 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. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Evening at the Beaver Ponds

July 19 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $8

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley's landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Animals A to Z

July 20 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Evening at the Beaver Ponds

July 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $8

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley's landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Beavers, Birds, & Other Wildlife

July 26 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 12, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 19, 2019 at 4:30pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 4:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map

Explore the gentle trails at Pleasant Valley with an experienced guide. We'll search for evidence of (and hopefully see!) wild birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and more as we hike around 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. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Evening at the Beaver Ponds

July 26 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 19, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 24, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 26, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $8

Visit our beaver ponds with a naturalist, and search for beavers and other animals attracted to these rich wetlands. Learn about the natural history of beavers and how they continue to change the valley's landscape 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Be prepared to walk to the lower beaver pond. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Animals A to Z

July 27 @ 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 13, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 20, 2019 at 4:00pm

One event on July 27, 2019 at 4:00pm

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

Dig-in with bugs, tadpoles, frogs, and salamanders! Together we will search the muck, weeds, forests and fields for the many wild things that live at Pleasant Valley. We will be looking for all the critters, from ants to zooplankton. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes. Registration is required.

Find out more »

Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 28 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on July 11, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 18, 2019 at 6:30pm

One event on July 28, 2019 at 6:30pm

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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 wetland of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area in the hours before dusk, find a cove to come together in, and enjoy refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings. Registration is required.

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Trailside Music Series: Whiskey Treaty Roadshow

July 31 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bring a picnic, some blankets and chairs, and your family and friends to relax on our lawn on a warm summer evening. There will be food for sale from the Lenoxdale Fire Department, and concert-goers age 21 and older can purchase beer from Big Elm Brewing. Please note that no outside alcohol will be permitted.

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August 2019

90th Anniversary Celebration

August 3 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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You're invited to join us for our 90th birthday party! The celebration will include some Pleasant Valley traditions (bird walk, campfire, or pond exploration) as well as some new surprises.

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Trailside Music Series – The My Ryan Band

August 10 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bring a picnic, some blankets and chairs, and your family and friends to relax on our lawn on a warm summer evening.  Melding together Amy's country blues mojo and guitarist Richard Green’s urban blues and rock sensibilities, this musical partnership is rounded out by bassist Sean Allison, drummer Al Bauman, and keyboard player Ed Stein. With a repertoire that includes band adaptations of Amy's self-penned solo tunes, newly-minted originals, and select covers, this band rocks the blues!

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