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Event Information:

  • Sat

    Workday: Shrubland Habitat and Native Plants

    8:30 or 9:00 a.m.Meet at Cooke Avenue entrance
    Volunteer day

    Shrubland Habitat and Native Plants
    Saturday, May 6, 9:00-12:00 a.m.

    Almost ten years ago, we established three ‘islands’ of native
    shrubs in Cooke’s Pasture to provide food and habitat for
    shrubland birds and small mammals. Each year we return
    to prune the shrubs, cut back competing undergrowth, and
    replace plants that have not survived the winter. We were
    unable to access the area last year because Boggy Meadow
    Road was flooded, so we’ll have to catch up this year.

    Tools will be provided, though additional clippers are always
    welcome. Wear long pants and bring along your favorite
    insect repellent.

    Meet at the former Moose Lodge parking lot at the end of Cooke Avenue at 8:30 a.m. or at the Fitzgerald
    Lake dam at 9:00 a.m.

    Contact: Bob Zimmermann at 585-0405.

Walks & Talks

  • Sat

    Night Sounds at Fitzgerald Lake with Molly Hale

    8:30pm - 10pm
    Walks & Talks

    Take a walk to explore the sounds of the woods and shoreline at night. We’ll be on trails using flashlights (bring your own, plus extra batteries). We’ll talk about the sounds we hear and also spend several minutes experiencing the dark in silence. To hone our hearing to the sounds of the wild, we’ll request people to refrain from much talking while we walk. Be prepared for mosquitoes and ticks. Adults and children welcome, but space is limited to 10 participants; please call Molly at 413-585-0791 or 413-336-1348 to register.

    Molly has been an active participant with BBC for many years, leading walks, advising us on habitat and wildlife issues, and serving on the Board of Directors. She teaches natural history at Greenfield Community College, works for Conservation Works, LLC, and does project work for state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife.

    Free. Space limited.

Volunteer days

no events

  • North Farms Rd. entrance is off Bridge Rd., N. off Mountain St. or N. Maple St. in Florence.
  • Cooke Avenue entrance is off Hatfield St., which runs behind the WalMart/Big Y shopping center, to the end of Cooke Avenue (former Moose Lodge). Park only on the right side.
  • Coles Meadow Road entrance is on the eastern end of FLCA, about 0.7 miles from North King Street (Routes 5/10). Park carefully on the street.