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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 2020

Takeover Thursday #intheBerkshires at Pleasant Valley

June 4, 2020 @ 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States

This is an online event. Join us on Thursday afternoon at 4PM for a Facebook Live takeover by the iconic Berkshire destination, Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. On June 4th, tune into our Facebook page to enjoy a virtual hike around Pike's Pond with Dale Abrams, Education Coordinator, and Zach Adams, Teacher Naturalist.

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Family Fun Day

June 6, 2020 @ 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
Free

This is an online event. This year, Mass Audubon Pleasant Valley is taking Family Fun Day virtual! Tune in on June 6 for visits from animal ambassadors, guided nature exploration, and creative, hands-on nature activities. Then you and your family can get outside to participate in a nature scavenger hunt!

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Insects for Beginners Online

June 23, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$30

Insects may be the most important animals on the planet! If you want to learn why, as well as how to tell a beetle from a true bug, a moth from a butterfly, or a hover fly from a bee this is the program for you. We will focus on the most common insect orders and discuss their unique characteristics and how to recognize them. To accommodate safe distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic, this program will be offered as an…

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2020 Wild Thing 5k/10k Race & Walk

June 24, 2020 - June 28, 2020
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Free

Wild Thing is an important fundraising event for conservation and education work at Berkshire Wildlife Sanctuaries. In the past, the event included a wooded 5k/10k trail race through Kennedy Park, starting and ending at Pleasant Valley. Due to COVID-19, we are changing the format of this year's race—but the spirit of the event remains. And now you can participate from anywhere! The 5k and 10k courses will still be set up in Kennedy Park. Participants can run, walk, or hike…

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Celebration of Finding Sanctuary with author and artist Barry Van Dusen: Virtual Book Launch

June 24, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Free

Join internationally recognized nature artist Barry Van Dusen and Amy Montague, Director of the Museum of American Bird Art, for a virtual gathering to celebrate Barry's new book: Finding Sanctuary: An Artist Explores the Nature of Mass Audubon. This lively online celebrationwill feature an interview of Barry by author and artist Julie Zickefoose, live discussion and viewing of Barry's work, and time for audience participation.

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August 2020

Evening Nighthawk Watch

August 19, 2020 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spend the evening searching the sky for migrating nighthawks at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary. Watch for these beautiful aerial acrobats catching insects on the wing and enjoy the evening outdoors with family.

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Housatonic Evening Paddle

August 20, 2020 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on August 27, 2020 at 6:00 PM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$35 – $45

Evening is the perfect time to watch and listen for wildlife. We'll leisurely explore the rich wetlands of the Housatonic Valley Wildlife Management Area. In the hours before dusk, we'll search for wildlife (e.g. kingfishers, herons, muskrats, and beavers) in the oxbows of the meadering river. Registration required.

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Berkshire Views – Lenox Mountain: Taconic Range & Richmond Pond Views

August 21, 2020 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
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One event on August 28, 2020 at 9:30 AM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley 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.

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Twilight Paddle at October Mountain

August 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$35 – $45

Twilight is an amazing time to listen and look for wildlife. Beavers, owls, loons, and other wildlife are all possible to see or hear at Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. We'll stealthily explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake and stop to gaze at stars and enjoy the quiet and solitude of this hidden gem in the Berkshires. Children must be at least 10 years of age, accompanied by an adult, and know how to…

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Twilight Paddle at October Mountain

August 21, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$35 – $45

Twilight is an amazing time to listen and look for wildlife. Beavers, owls, loons, and other wildlife are all possible to see or hear at Buckley Dunton Lake in October Mountain State Forest. We'll stealthily explore the coves and inlets of this beautiful lake and stop to gaze at stars and enjoy the quiet and solitude of this hidden gem in the Berkshires. Children must be at least 10 years of age, accompanied by an adult, and know how to…

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Hop, Skip, or Swim

August 22, 2020 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
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One event on August 29, 2020 at 4:30 PM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$8 – $15

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 that hop, skip, or swim their way through the sanctuary. Families are invited to bring a picnic and stay longer and enjoy the evening if they wish. Bring boots or water shoes. Registration required.

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September 2020

Birding at Pleasant Valley

September 2, 2020 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 AM on Wednesday, repeating until September 23, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Pleasant Valley's beaver ponds, wetlands, woods, and meadows are super sites to see warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during spring migration and nesting season. Beginners welcome.  BYO binoculars. No walk-ins, registration is required.

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Birding at Canoe Meadows

September 4, 2020 @ 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 AM on Friday, repeating until September 25, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Canoe Meadows' beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially colorful wood-warblers, orioles, and thrushes. Explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, while seeing different bird species each week. Beginners welcome. No walk-ins, registration is required.

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Hawk Watch Picnic at Old Baldy

September 19, 2020 @ 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Take a short hike (5 to 7 minutes, one-third mile) to the top of Old Bald in Otis and learn about birds of prey identification, migration, and the fickle art of hawk watching. We'll spend the rest of our time enjoying a BYO picnic and the wonderful view, and finding and identifying birds of prey on their journey south. BYO binoculars. Registration is required.

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October 2020

Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

October 21, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

October 28, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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Waterfowl on Berkshire Lakes and Ponds

October 31, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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One event on November 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12 – $17

Spend the morning visiting several Berkshire lakes in search of migrating waterfowl that only briefly stopover in the area. Culminating with a stop at Bartlett's Apple Orchard for hot cider and doughnuts, we'll search for loons, grebes, and the hundreds of ducks fleeing the cold of the north. Travel by Mass Audubon van or carpool between sites. Minimal hiking involved. Spotting scopes provided. Registration is required.

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November 2020

Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

November 4, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

November 11, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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Waterfowl on Berkshire Lakes and Ponds

November 14, 2020 @ 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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One event on November 14, 2020 at 8:00 AM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12 – $17

Spend the morning visiting several Berkshire lakes in search of migrating waterfowl that only briefly stopover in the area. Culminating with a stop at Bartlett's Apple Orchard for hot cider and doughnuts, we'll search for loons, grebes, and the hundreds of ducks fleeing the cold of the north. Travel by Mass Audubon van or carpool between sites. Minimal hiking involved. Spotting scopes provided. Registration is required.

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Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

November 18, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

November 25, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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December 2020

Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

December 2, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

December 9, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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Nature Explorers: School day alternative at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary

December 16, 2020 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, repeating until December 16, 2020

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Come join us for new friends and new adventures at Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary. You’ll spend the day unraveling nature’s secrets with experienced naturalists and other kids who love nature and time outdoors. Your day will be entirely outdoors and full of nature games and naturalist skills (plant ID, animal tracking, nature crafts) and dose of earth and life science studies (e.g. weather, geology, life cycles, food webs, natural communities). We are delighted to introduce this school day…

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January 2021

Wildlife Tracking at Lime Kiln Farm

January 9 @ 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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Join a Mass Audubon naturalist to explore wildlife tracking at Lime Kiln Farm. We will walk through fields and forests searching for tracks, scat, and homes of the secretive mammals who roam the sanctuary by day and night. Registration required.

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Starlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl

January 15 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $12

Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We'll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This program will enjoy a gentle walk over sometimes uneven terrain, but with plenty of stopping and listening. Registration required.

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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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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

Birding Workshop: How to Get Started Birding

February 6 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$22 – $28

Winter is a perfect time to start birdwatching. Birds often come close to our feeders and hardy winter birds can become familiar friends. We'll explore how to use shape, size, color, and sounds to learn different groups and species of birds. These tools, combined with behavior and habitat clues, will help you get to know our beautiful avian neighbors in no time at all. We'll spend time moving to different locations by car to see how and where different birds…

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Full Moon Forest Walk

February 9 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $12

Enjoy a moonlit evening, walking and listening to the sounds of the night. We will take a gentle walk learning about what goes on in the forest at night with just the light of the moon to guide us.  Registration required.

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Starlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl

February 12 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $12

Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We'll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This program will enjoy a gentle walk over sometimes uneven terrain but with plenty of stopping and listening.  Registration required.

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Birding Workshop: Winter Raptors

February 20 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$22 – $28

Dive into the world of avian predators and how they spend the winter. From the daytime hawks perched on tree tops to the secretive evening owls, there are many birds of prey that winter in the Berkshires. We will learn about raptor movements, behavior, and where to find them. Beginning at Lime Kiln Farm, we will travel to multiple locations searching for diurnal raptors and continue on after dark when the owls begin to hunt. Dress for the weather and…

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Tracking Workshop: Weasels and Rodents

February 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

Hoppers and bounders, such as squirrels and weasels, leave behind fascinating tracking mysteries that reveal their secretive habits and survival strategies. Explore the trails at Pleasant Valley in search of tracks, scat, chews, and other evidence of rabbits, squirrels, mink, fisher, and weasels and we'll unravel the mysteries we discover.  Registration required.

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Winter Ecology: Beavers and other Mammals

February 27 @ 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

Beavers are some of our hardiest mammals, remaining active under the ice all winter long. We will search for the signs of what these thick-furred creatures are doing in the coldest days of the year. Along the way we will search for signs of other active winter mammals of Pleasant Valley like porcupine, fisher, fox, and deer.  Registration required.

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Winter Ecology: Beavers and other Mammals

February 27 @ 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

Beavers are some of our hardiest mammals, remaining active under the ice all winter long. We will search for the signs of what these thick-furred creatures are doing in the coldest days of the year. Along the way we will search for signs of other active winter mammals of Pleasant Valley like porcupine, fisher, fox, and deer. Pre-registration required.

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Full Moon Forest Walk

February 27 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$5 – $12

Enjoy a moonlit evening, walking and listening to the sounds of the night. We will take a gentle walk learning about what goes on in the forest at night with just the light of the moon to guide us. Registration required.

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March 2021

Virtual: Beekeeping for Beginners Series

March 2 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bee populations are in decline due to a number of factors, including pesticide use, habitat loss, and climate change. Learn more about these hard-working insects, home beekeeping, and what you can do to help support healthy bee populations. This five-session series provides an overview of backyard beekeeping and will cover everything you need to get started in this fascinating and productive hobby. Topics include a brief history of beekeeping, bee biology, basics of beekeeping, locating hives, acquiring bees, and beekeeping…

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Virtual: Beginner Birdwatching 1

March 3 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on March 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Learn birding basics from the experts--from different bird families to various tools and resources used by birders. Find out what makes birds unique in the animal kingdom; where and how to locate birds in urban, suburban, and rural areas; and get introduced to basic bird biology and behavior. This online class will help you get started and build your skills at locating, observing, and identifying local birds so you can join one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America,…

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Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 7 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed. Registration required.

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Virtual: Beekeeping for Beginners Series

March 9 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bee populations are in decline due to a number of factors, including pesticide use, habitat loss, and climate change. Learn more about these hard-working insects, home beekeeping, and what you can do to help support healthy bee populations. This five-session series provides an overview of backyard beekeeping and will cover everything you need to get started in this fascinating and productive hobby. Topics include a brief history of beekeeping, bee biology, basics of beekeeping, locating hives, acquiring bees, and beekeeping…

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Virtual: Beginner Birdwatching 1

March 10 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on March 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Learn birding basics from the experts--from different bird families to various tools and resources used by birders. Find out what makes birds unique in the animal kingdom; where and how to locate birds in urban, suburban, and rural areas; and get introduced to basic bird biology and behavior. This online class will help you get started and build your skills at locating, observing, and identifying local birds so you can join one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America,…

Find out more »

Starlight Owl and Wildlife Prowl

March 12 @ 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$10 – $12

Enjoy a starlit evening listening and watching for owls and other nocturnal wildlife. We'll explore fields, forests, and wetlands, learning about animal adaptations for night hunting. This program will enjoy a gentle walk over sometimes uneven terrain, but with plenty of stopping and listening. Registration required.

Find out more »

Virtual: Beekeeping for Beginners Series

March 16 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Bee populations are in decline due to a number of factors, including pesticide use, habitat loss, and climate change. Learn more about these hard-working insects, home beekeeping, and what you can do to help support healthy bee populations. This five-session series provides an overview of backyard beekeeping and will cover everything you need to get started in this fascinating and productive hobby. Topics include a brief history of beekeeping, bee biology, basics of beekeeping, locating hives, acquiring bees, and beekeeping…

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Virtual: Beginner Birdwatching 1

March 17 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Learn birding basics from the experts--from different bird families to various tools and resources used by birders. Find out what makes birds unique in the animal kingdom; where and how to locate birds in urban, suburban, and rural areas; and get introduced to basic bird biology and behavior. This online class will help you get started and build your skills at locating, observing, and identifying local birds so you can join one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America,…

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Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 17 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed.

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Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed. Registration required.

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Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 19 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$7 – $10

When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed.

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Birding Workshop: Winter Finches

March 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$22 – $28

Open your ears to the intricate and often tricky search for winter finches. The winter of 2021 may be the best opportunity to discover and experience the several beautiful finches that may only visit every few years. We will begin at Canoe Meadows and travel to multiple locations listening hard for the chip and songs of finches who are working hard to find enough seed to survive the winter. Registration required.

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Birding Workshop: Winter Finches

March 20 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$22 – $28

Open your ears to the intricate and often tricky search for winter finches. The winter of 2021 may be the best opportunity to discover and experience the several beautiful finches that may only visit every few years. We will begin at Canoe Meadows and travel to multiple locations listening hard for the chip and songs of finches who are working hard to find enough seed to survive the winter.

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Virtual: Beekeeping for Beginners Series

March 23 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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One event on March 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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

Bee populations are in decline due to a number of factors, including pesticide use, habitat loss, and climate change. Learn more about these hard-working insects, home beekeeping, and what you can do to help support healthy bee populations. This five-session series provides an overview of backyard beekeeping and will cover everything you need to get started in this fascinating and productive hobby. Topics include a brief history of beekeeping, bee biology, basics of beekeeping, locating hives, acquiring bees, and beekeeping…

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Virtual: Beginner Birdwatching 1

March 24 @ 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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One event on March 10, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

One event on March 24, 2021 at 6:30 PM

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

Learn birding basics from the experts--from different bird families to various tools and resources used by birders. Find out what makes birds unique in the animal kingdom; where and how to locate birds in urban, suburban, and rural areas; and get introduced to basic bird biology and behavior. This online class will help you get started and build your skills at locating, observing, and identifying local birds so you can join one of the fastest growing hobbies in North America,…

Find out more »

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$7 – $10

When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed. Registration required.

Find out more »

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 24 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$7 – $10

When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed.

Find out more »

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed. Registration required.

Find out more »

Sky Dance of the American Woodcock

March 26 @ 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map

When the sun sets in early spring, woodcock love is in the air. Wet meadows and fields are transformed into a "runway" for their beautiful aerial courtship display. Visit our meadows to listen and watch for the woodcock's performance on their breeding grounds. Viewing the woodcock's sky dance is a natural spectacle that should not be missed.

Find out more »

Winter Ecology: Twigs, Buds, and Emerging Plants

March 27 @ 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

No leaves? No problem! You can still learn to recognize oaks, maples, cherries, beech, birches, and other woodland trees in winter. We'll look at tree samples, practice using field guides, and take a hike to test our observation and identification skills. Tree ID guides available for purchase at Visitor Center Gift Shop, BYO guide, or sample guides available for loan.  Registration required.

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Winter Ecology: Twigs, Buds, and Emerging Plants

March 27 @ 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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No leaves? No problem! You can still learn to recognize oaks, maples, cherries, beech, birches, and other woodland trees in winter. We'll look at tree samples, practice using field guides, and take a hike to test our observation and identification skills. Tree ID guides available for purchase at Visitor Center Gift Shop, BYO guide, or sample guides available for loan.

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Virtual: Beekeeping for Beginners Series

March 30 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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One event on March 9, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 16, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 23, 2021 at 7:00 PM

One event on March 30, 2021 at 7:00 PM

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

Bee populations are in decline due to a number of factors, including pesticide use, habitat loss, and climate change. Learn more about these hard-working insects, home beekeeping, and what you can do to help support healthy bee populations. This five-session series provides an overview of backyard beekeeping and will cover everything you need to get started in this fascinating and productive hobby. Topics include a brief history of beekeeping, bee biology, basics of beekeeping, locating hives, acquiring bees, and beekeeping…

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April 2021

Spring Frog and Salamander Search for Families

April 16 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12 – $14

Search our woods and wetlands for fun and fascinating amphibians of the spring. Spotted Salamanders and Wood Frogs spend their days under logs, stones, and other forest-floor objects, venturing out only on cool, moist evenings. We will search Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary for the sights and sounds of amphibians at night. Pre-Registration is required.

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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 19 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 20 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 21 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

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Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 22 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

Find out more »

Spring Explorers Vacation Week

April 23 @ 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 AM, repeating until April 23, 2021

Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Spring is a great time to experience the natural world as plants and wildlife awaken, energized and full of life. Explore our forests, ponds, and wetlands for new plant growth, early bird arrivals, and emerging amphibians and reptiles. Registration required.

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Birding at Canoe Meadows

April 30 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Canoe Meadows' beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially colorful wood-warblers, orioles, and thrushes. Explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, while seeing different bird species each week. Pre-Registration is required.

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May 2021

Spring Ecology Workshop: Spring Wildflowers and How to Find Them

May 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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$15 – $20

Catch spring at its best at Lime Kiln Farm while diving into the ecological importance and conservation of the amazing wildflowers that grow at the sanctuary. We will discuss identification, classification, and the ecology of the colorful flowers that ornament the springtime forest. Pre-Registration is required.

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Family Wildflower Search

May 8 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$12 – $14

Enjoy a leisurely walk on easy trails in search for beautiful blooming flowers of the season. We will search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of the season at a comfortable pace. This program is a great way to get out to our sanctuaries and look for the hidden gems of color that grow around us. Pre-Registration is required.

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Birding at Pleasant Valley

May 12 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Pleasant Valley's beaver ponds, wetlands, woods, and meadows are super sites to see warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during spring migration and nesting season.

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Birding at Canoe Meadows

May 14 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Canoe Meadows' beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially colorful wood-warblers, orioles, and thrushes. Explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, while seeing different bird species each week. Pre-Registration is required.

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Birding at Pleasant Valley

May 19 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Pleasant Valley's beaver ponds, wetlands, woods, and meadows are super sites to see warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during spring migration and nesting season. Pre-Registration is required.

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Birding at Canoe Meadows

May 21 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Canoe Meadows' beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially colorful wood-warblers, orioles, and thrushes. Explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, while seeing different bird species each week. Pre-Registration is required.

Find out more »

Family Wildflower Search

May 22 @ 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Enjoy a leisurely walk on easy trails in search for beautiful blooming flowers of the season. We will search for meadow and woodland wildflowers and other signs of the season at a comfortable pace. This program is a great way to get out to our sanctuaries and look for the hidden gems of color that grow around us. Pre-Registration is required.

Find out more »

Birding at Pleasant Valley

May 26 @ 7:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Pleasant Valley's beaver ponds, wetlands, woods, and meadows are super sites to see warblers, tanagers, orioles, and more during spring migration and nesting season. Pre-Registration is required.

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Birding at Canoe Meadows

May 28 @ 7:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Canoe Meadows' beautiful grounds are ideal for spotting migrant species, especially colorful wood-warblers, orioles, and thrushes. Explore wetlands, meadows, and woodlands, while seeing different bird species each week. Pre-Registration is required.

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June 2021

Moonlight Canoe Trip

June 23 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$30 – $40

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 light refreshments while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds.

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July 2021

Canoeing October Mountain State Forest

July 7 @ 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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$30 – $40

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 before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

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Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 8 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$30 – $40

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 in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds

July 14 @ 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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$30 – $40

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.

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Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 15 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$30 – $40

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 in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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Canoeing October Mountain State Forest

July 21 @ 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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$30 – $40

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 before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

Find out more »

Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 22 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$30 – $40

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 in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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Moonlight Canoe Trip

July 22 @ 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$30 – $40

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 light refreshments while we listen for nocturnal wildlife sounds.

Find out more »

Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds

July 28 @ 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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$30 – $40

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.

Find out more »

Housatonic Evening Paddle

July 29 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$30 – $40

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 in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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August 2021

Canoeing October Mountain State Forest

August 4 @ 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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$30 – $40

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 before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

Find out more »

Housatonic Evening Paddle

August 5 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$30 – $40

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 in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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Canoeing Upper & Lower Goose Ponds

August 11 @ 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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$30 – $40

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.

Find out more »

Housatonic Evening Paddle

August 12 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$30 – $40

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 in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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Summer Ecology Workshop: Forest Fungi

August 14 @ 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

Uncover the mystical world of fungi, examining mushrooms big and small of any color you can imagine on a walk around the sanctuary. Mushrooms are the architecure of the forest floor; from tree communication to decomposition, fungi play many roles and are endlessly fun to learn! No fungi will be consumed or removed from the sanctuary during this program.

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Canoeing October Mountain State Forest

August 18 @ 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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$30 – $40

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 before paddling ashore to enjoy a snack, visit forest plant communities, and search for signs of animals such as porcupines and moose.

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Evening at the Beaver Ponds

August 18 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$3 – $8

Enjoy an evening searching for the sanctuary's iconic 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 85 years after their reintroduction to the area. Bring binoculars if you have them or borrow a loaner pair.

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Housatonic Evening Paddle

August 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
+ Google Map
$30 – $40

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 in, and enjoy light refreshments while listening and watching for wildlife. Kingfishers, herons, muskrats, beavers, and other wildlife are all possible sightings.

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August Adventures Free Discovery Day

August 23 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Thanks to generous support from Highland Street Foundation, Mass Audubon is able to offer free admission for all to selected Sanctuaries on specified dates. Pleasant Valley is proud to be included in this offer! For the safety of all, numbers will be limited and advance registration is required.

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September 2021

Hawk Watch at Greylock Glen

September 11 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Mid-September is the peak of Broad-winged Hawk migration, and a great opportunity to experiences dozens or more broad-winged hawks as they make their way to South America. Whether you are new to birds or have been bird watching for years, hawk watching is a fun, leisurely activity and a great way to enjoy Greylock Glen. This is a free introductory program sponsored by the Town of Adams Bring a lawn chair, binoculars, and a spotting scope if you have them.…

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Birder’s Workshop Series: Confusing Fall Warblers

September 16 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Put your binocular skills to use as we learn and search for the confusing fall warblers that stopover at Pleasant Valley on their route to the tropics. This program will begin with a discussion and study we will hit the trails to practice finding and identifying these tricky birds. Pre-Registration is required, No walk-ins.

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Hawk Watch Picnic at Old Baldy

September 18 @ 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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Take a short hike (5 to 7 minutes, one-third mile) to the top of Old Baldy, a new Mass Audubon wildlife sanctuary, and learn about birds of prey identification, migration, and the fickle art of hawk watching. We'll spend our time enjoying a BYO picnic and the wonderful view, as well as finding and identifying birds of prey on their journey south. BYO binoculars.

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October 2021

Birders Workshop Series: Sparrow Migration

October 16 @ 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Mass Audubon’s Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary, 472 West Mountain Road
Lenox, MA 01240 United States
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$15 – $20

Sort through the secretive, skulky sparrows that stopover at the Community Gardens to feast on leftover seeds from the year. Part of this program will be spent learning sparrow identification by sight and sound, while the rest of the time will be spent searching for these striped birds as they move quickly through the old vegetation. At Community Gardens parking lot, 350 Williams Street, Pittsfield MA. Pre-Registration is required.

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