photo credit: Kristin DeBoer

Outings and Events

Kestrel holds monthly outings to help you explore the Valley. These are open to the public: Just sign up so we know you’re coming! (Suggested donation: $5 per adult participant). We also hold workshops for landowners and other events as well.

Here’s a list upcoming events: (Details will be added below as they become available.)



April Outing: Exploring Vernal Pools

THIS OUTING IS NOW FULL! Please join us for our May Birding Walk instead!

 It may be hard to believe but spring is really coming! As the days warm, frogs and salmanders will be making their way to the vernal pools. On Saturday, April 18, from 1 pm to 3 pm, we’re pleased to again have educator Brandon Abbott show us the mysteries of the vernal pool in Northampton. A great family event, Brandon will bring equipment for gathering and inspecting fairy shrimp and other species up close! 


Broadside Books Partnership

May Outing: Migratory Bird Watch

Along with the peeper frogs and daffodils, the other sure sign of spring is the arrival of migratory birds in the Valley. 

On Saturday, May 9, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., join ornithologist Dave King for an amazing journey into a world of birds you may never have seen before. Bring binoculars and curiosity for our annual International Migratory Bird Day event in Hadley. (Rain date: Sunday, May 10.)

Please pre-register by the end of the day Friday, May 8, to learn the meeting place by emailing or calling (413) 549-1097.


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