Events May
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Sunday • May 1 • 7:30-11am
Bird Walk at Steepletop
New Marlborough, MA
Berkshire Natural Resources
Join BNRC for a half-day bird walk through our Steepletop Reserve in New Marlborough. We'll cover as many habitat types as we can: wetlands, mature forest, field-edge, fields, woodland clearings. In a past year we found 52 species! Distance: 2+ miles Terrain: Wood roads, minimal elevation changes Pace/time: Easy / 3 hours. Directions: From Great Barrington take Route 23 east to a right on Route 57/Route 183. Just before the Old Inn on the Green (134 Hartsville-New Marlborough Rd), turn left onto New Marlborough-Monterey Road; park behind the church on the left. We will carpool to Steepletop from there. Contact Doug at or (413) 499-0596 with questions.

Fridays in May • 7-9am
Bird Walks at Canoe Meadows Wildlife Sanctuary
Mass Audubon
Spring and fall are the seasons to look for migrants of all kinds, especially the beautiful wood-warblers. Join Jonathan Pierce, Pleasant Valley Caretaker and Hoffman Bird Club Leader for a morning bird walk. Walk past wetlands and meadows and through woodlands observing changes in bird species each week. Bring binoculars; beginners welcome. Registration not required. Free to all.

Friday • May 6 • 9am-4pm
National Public Gardens Day @ Naumkeag Volunteer Event
Trustees of the Reservation
Come for part of the day or the full day. Free. Be a part of the team that brings the Hills at Naumkeag alive on this nationally celebrated day! Help re-plant gardens after the winter, mulch, weed, and generally help awaken the historic gardens alongside the horticultural, curatorial and stewardship staff. Anyone willing and able to use standard garden tools is welcome to join us for our spring preparation work! Dress for the weather, and bring water and snacks. Restrooms available. Please contact the opportunity coordinator or (413) 531-1631 ext 3119 with an estimate of the time you plan to arrive and an estimate of how long you'd like to stay. Early arrivals are encouraged. Online registration available at

Saturday • May 7 • 1-3pm
Birds Of Prey On Their Way!
Lake Mansfield Beach Area
Would you like to see a golden eagle up close? A turkey vulture? An owl? Join Lake Mansfield Alliance as we welcome Tom Ricardi, a licensed rehabilitator and wildlife biologist. Tom will bring a number of recovering birds with him and talk about the Massachusetts Birds of Prey Rehabilitation Facility. Sponsored by Lake Mansfield Alliance, A project of Great Barrington Land Conservancy. Free, open to all. Great for families.

Thursday • May 12 • 8-10am
Bird Walk at Thomas and Palmer Reserve
Great Barrington MA
Berkshire Natural Resources
Join BNRC and Great Barrington Land Conservancy at the Thomas and Palmer Reserve for a stroll at this promising birding site. We'll walk mowed field paths and wood roads; footing is good. Wear long pants and shoes; bring water and a snack. Meet at the Koi Chinese Restaurant, 302 State Road, Great Barrington: from the traffic light at the intersection of Route 7 and Route 23/183, travel west on Route 23 for 0.7 miles. Contact at Doug or (413) 499-0596 with questions.