Sat, Jan 14, 3:15-5:00. Nature walk co-led by wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino and naturalist Ted Watt.

Our first nature walk of the year will be

Waterfowl and Eagles at Barton’s Cove and Turners Falls Canal: 

Join wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino and naturalist Ted Watt to watch for waterfowl and gulls as they fly in to roost for the evening.  

“We’ll take a relaxing walk along the canal, which is usually host to a variety of waterfowl and gulls, including common and hooded mergansers, common goldeneye, and Canada geese.  Mixed flocks of gulls are common, and we may see several lesser-known species.  One or two bald eagles may make an appearance.  We’ll also visit Barton Cove, if time and weather permit.”

Pat is bringing a spotting scope

Register TODAY with

Edie Heinemann (773.465.1646; This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

The walk is limited to 12.   Everyone from ages 8 and up are welcome.

Please dress for COLD conditions for this easy walk.

Binoculars recommended.

Heavy rain or snow cancels

Directions will be sent upon registration.

Following are a list of our Nature Walks planned for the coming months….please come back for updates!

  • Tracking in the snow along the Connecticut River below Poet’s Seat Tower; February 12 (Sunday), 1-4 pm. This will be a moderate to difficult trip with snowshoes or crampons depending on ground conditions. We’ll walk to the Connecticut River and look for tracks and other interesting sign. Co-led by naturalist Ted Watt, wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino and winter enthusiast Nancy Hazard
  • Tracking at the Benson Blueberry Heath Barrens; March 5th, Sunday, 1-4 pm; depending on snow cover, this may evolve into a different subject. Led by Hitchcock Center naturalist Ted Watt.
  • Spring Ephemeral Wildflowers; Greenfield Swimming Area; April 15 (Saturday), from 1-4 pm. Led by Hitchcock Center naturalist Ted Watt.
  • Spring Bird Migration in the Valley; Bennett Meadow Wildlife Management Area, Northfield. Sometime in May and around 8-11 am; Co-led by naturalist Ted Watt, wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino
  • Vernal Pool Exploration in Dubuque State Forest, Hawley. Sometime in early June; could be morning or afternoon. Led by wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino
  • Ferns at Mount Toby Sometime in July; not sure on time of day; Led by Hitchcock Center naturalist Ted Watt.

Nature walks are organized by Greening Greenfield and co-sponsored by the Hitchcock Center for the Environment. Many thanks to wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino, and Hitchcock Center naturalist Ted Watt for generous donation of their time and expertise!

 

 

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