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!


Walk & Talk: Ancient Stories in Stone

On November 12 from 1pm – 3 pm, join geologist Michael Williams to explore the fascinating, ancient stories that geology can tell us about the land we see today. 

Massachusetts has been called the "three-continent state" because it was formed by large pieces of at least three of today’s continents. One of the major boundaries occurs in Leverett, between an ancient volcanic complex and a terrane that was once attached to Africa!

We will explore the Cave Hill Conservation Area in Leverett and look at evidence for ancient volcanoes and continents colliding. We’ll also enjoy the seasonal streams, cliffs, and spectacular views of fall in New England. Co-sponsored with Rattlesnake Gutter Trust.

Space is limited and RSVP is required to This event is free, though donations are welcome to support both Kestrel Land Trust and Rattlesnake Gutter Trust. 

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