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! (Free or pay what you wish to help support our programs.) We also hold workshops for landowners and other events as well.

Please Note: RSVPs for weekend outings MUST be received before 5 pm on the Friday prior to the outing. Thank you!


Welcome the Warblers Walk & Talk

It’s time to welcome back our lovely feathered crooners, the warblers!

On Saturday, May 14, join us to welcome the warblers and the other visiting birds on International Migratory Bird Day! Two sites and leaders to choose from: join biologist Dave King at the Conte Refuge in Hadley from 9 am - 11 am, or join ornithologist Geoff LeBaron--Director of the National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count--at an Audubon site in Williamsburg from 8 am - 10 am.

Both leaders will take you on a journey into a world of birds you may never have seen or heard before.

Please pre-register by the end of the day Friday, May 13, to learn the meeting places by emailing or calling (413) 549-1097.


Valley Bird Festival 2016

Paradise City Arts Festival

Vincent Van Gogh wrote, "Keep your love of nature, for that is the true way to understand art."

Spend Memorial Day Weekend (May 28-30) at a world-class arts fair right in the cultural heart of New England, and show your love for the land at the same time! At the Paradise City Arts Festival, 260 carefully selected artists and makers from every corner of America descend upon Northampton for three days of astounding visual arts, eye-popping design, scrumptious food, fabulous live music and great fun. And don’t miss the silent auction of stellar artwork: All proceeds will benefit Kestrel Land Trust!

The exhibitors in year’s show include dozens of marvelous artists showing their work for the first time at Paradise City. Plus there’s the special exhibit “American Beauty: From Landscape to Dreamscape”, sensational cuisine from local restaurants, three exciting bands on the Soundstage, and “smART talk”, a series of fun and informative talks and demonstrations on a wide variety of topics.

GET INVOLVED! Kestrel needs dozens of volunteers to work at the Arts Festival silent auction during the 3-day show! You’ll get into the event for free, get to know the artists, and perhaps even receive a unique piece of art to take home as a thank-you gift! Email to learn more!

Get Involved