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9am-12pm Nature All Year: Insect Tracks and Signs
September 20—9:00 am - 12:00 pmSliding Scale
Join us for an in-depth natural history course to develop your naturalists skills. Each month, in our series of nature explorations with different local naturalists, we explore a focused, seasonal, natural history topic. We’ll look at nature in new ways, from broad habitat perspectives to close details of individual species. Over the course of the year we’ll visit a variety of natural habitats in the greater Pioneer Valley area. Identification skills, ecological connections, adaptations, and life cycles of organisms will be the focus of our observations. Bring your curiosity and observation skills. Dress for the weather for 3 hours as we rarely cancel due to inclement weather. Bring binoculars and a hand lens, water and snacks if you would like. These will be outdoor only programs and please bring masks and plan to wear them when within 6 feet of others.
With Charley Eiseman at Montague Plains
Join the author of Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates for an exploration in search of galls, leaf mines, egg cases, cocoons, webs, nests, burrows, and other traces of insects, spiders, slugs, and worms!
Biography: Charley Eiseman is a freelance naturalist based in western Massachusetts and working throughout New England. He is the lead author of Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates and has certified vernal pools for many local towns.