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  1. Amherst Walking Tour

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM @ Jones Library

    In celebration of our centennial, the library has developed a guided historical tour of downtown Amherst highlighting sites with connections to the Jones Library. The tour will begin in front of the library and is about 1 mile of walking and standing for approximately 1.5 hours. Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Call 413-259-3097 to register.

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  2. Hawk Watch at Skinner State Park

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ Skinner State Park

    As the summer shifts to autumn, a great migration begins as birds take to the skies for warmer climates. Join Dave King, U.S. Forest Service Wildlife Biologist, and Dan Ziomek, host of the long-running show “Bird Songs” on 93.9 The River, for this year’s Hawk Watch on the summit of Mount Holyoke. Dave and Dan will provide an introduction to hawks and other raptors that we see in our region, and we’ll talk about how to identify them. You’ll learn about the ecology of hawks from nesting to migration, as well as conservation efforts that aim to support hawks and other bird species, like the American kestrel. If weather conditions are favorable, we may see a variety of hawks, falcons, and vultures soaring past. Binoculars or a scope are recommended and heavy rain cancels. Co-hosted by Kestrel Land Trust. Skinner State Park parking: $5 to drive up to the parking areas close to the Summit House. Park below the ranger gate and hike to the Summit, for free. Register: hichcockcenter.or

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  3. Pollinator Celebration Day at the Hitchcock Center

    September 14, 2019, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ Hitchcock Center for the Environment

    Come and celebrate the pollinators in our world with events and activities for the whole family, including: - Pollinator Scavenger Hunt - Magic Wings native butterflies - Pollinator Story Time: Bees aren’t the only ones who help our flowers grow! Fly would like to be a pollinator just like her friends, butterfly and bee, but how does someone become a pollinator? Children can be the puppeteers for a cast of pollinator characters. - Monarch Migration Obstacle Course - Monarch butterfly citizen science — learn how to tag monarchs, track them and contribute to a growing body of data on monarch migration. - Pollinator Parade: Make your own pennants and streamers, bring your own pollinator costume for parading! - Pollinator Gardening Tips: Learn from an expert about how to make your garden more friendly to pollinators with the Western MA Pollinator Network! Take home your own milkweed seeds to plant for monarchs and other insects. - Crooked Stick Pops - Bring a picnic. Come rai

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  4. Pilgrims of Woodstock: A 50 Year Retrospective?

    September 14, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM @ Woodbury Room

    This presentation offers a vivid and intimate portrait of the overlooked stars of the festival: the everyday people who made Woodstock unforgettable. The photographs by Richard F. Bellak and interviews capture attendees' profound personal moments across hundreds of acres of farmland, as they meditated, played music, cooked food at night, and congregated around campfires. For three days, they helped and relied on each other in peace and harmony. For most, it was a life-changing event.

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