Sponsored by Greening Greenfield and Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst
Naturalists Pat Serrentino and Ted Watt will lead a hike and exploration around a portion of the Montague Plains. This Massachusetts Wildlife Management Area is an example of a unique pitch pine/scrub oak community that supports many rare and uncommon species. We will look for a number of species of wintering birds and discuss the history of the plains and why this plant and animal community is important to maintain.
Binoculars are recommended but not required. Please dress super warmly in layers. This walk will be on easy terrain; participants should be ready for muddy and/or snowy conditions.
The walk is free, geared to adults and children aged 10 and above; limited to 12 participants. It is co-sponsored by the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst and Greening Greenfield. Heavy rain or snow cancels.
Directions / carpool information will be sent on the Friday before the event.