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.)



Hawk Watch on the Mt. Holyoke Range

THIS OUTING IS NOW FULL. On Sunday, September 21, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., join U.S. Forest Service Biologist Dave King to observe the migration of hawks and other raptors from a bird’s eye view on the Mt. Holyoke Range. Bring your best binoculars, a bird guidebook, and your eagle-eyes for this popular outing. Learn about hawk and raptor behavior, life cycles, and conservation efforts to protect migratory birds. 


New Outing: Back-Road Bike Ride

Join Kestrel for a grown-up, pedal-powered outing with naturalist John Body. On Saturday, September 27, we’ll take the back roads for a leisurely ride from Florence to Williamsburg, and learn about some natural history along the way. Approximately 11 miles round trip. Adults only please, for safety. Rain cancels. Please RSVP to learn the meeting location, or 413-549-1097.

Story Walk at Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area

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