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Brought to you by the members and the naturalists of the Broad Brook Coalition (BBC).
Sat06May20178:30 or 9:00 a.m.Meet at Cooke Avenue entrance
Workday: Shrubland Habitat and Native PlantsVolunteer 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
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
Sat26Aug20178:30pm - 10pm
Night Sounds at Fitzgerald Lake with Molly HaleWalks & 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.
- 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.