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CBEdu Resource: Native Trees & Forests

Sep 28 2019
Understanding our Native Tree Species German author Peter Wohlleben’s recent book The Hidden Life of Trees: What They Feel, How They Communicate has sold more than 800,000 copies in Germany and is now on the best-seller list in the United States and elsewhere. Wohlleben’s book is popularizing revolutionary new scientific research demonstrating conclusively that trees [continue reading]

Watershed Blitz 2019 | Cummington | September 28

Sep 12 2019
Watershed Blitz 2019 Saturday, September 28, 9:00am-3:00pm
Hosted by Wild & Scenic Westfield River and Westfield River Watershed Association
The Watershed Blitz will be taking place on the East Branch between Savoy and Cummington.
Gathering at the beautiful Cummington Town Park.
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/359412125001677/
“The Wild & [continue reading]

4th Annual Monarch Butterfly Release Event | Goshen | September 8

Sep 2 2019
4th Annual Monarch Butterfly Release Event at the Three Sisters Sanctuary Sunday, September 8, 1:00-3:00pm
Three Sisters Sanctuary, 188 Cape Street, Goshen ,MA
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2379191325521533/
“4th Annual Monarch Release Event at Three Sisters Sanctuary, Sunday, September 8th 1-3p.m.
Join Bev Montague at Three Sisters Sanctuary for a wonderful [continue reading]

Monarch Butterflies: The Life & Science

Aug 2 2019
Monarch butterflies make perhaps the most epic of all migratory journeys! Here we feature an amazing video using Google Earth to track their journey and share ways families can protect them as citizen scientists… [continue reading]

Paddle with a Purpose at the Oxbow Cut-off – Water Chestnut Pull | Northampton | July 21

Jul 18 2019
Paddle with a Purpose at the Oxbow Cut-off – Water Chestnut Pull Sunday, July 21, 10am-1pm
Facebook event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2269199276728876
“Help save the Connecticut River from an alien invader!
This is a great opportunity to get on the water and have some fun… all for a good cause. [continue reading]

What to Know About Poison Wild Parsnip

Jun 26 2019
I’ve been seeing more poison parsnip (also known as wild parsnip, an invasive species) when driving along Route 9 in the Hilltowns. Its already prevalent in New York and Vermont. This plant contains oil that reacts with sunlight and can cause severe blistering burns.
This article give useful information about how to identify this [continue reading]

Be on the look out for Poison Parsnip

Jun 26 2019
I’ve been seeing more poison parsnip (also known as wild parsnip, an invasive species) when driving along Route 9 in the Hilltowns. Its already prevalent in New York and Vermont. This plant contains oil that reacts with sunlight and can cause severe blistering burns.
Giant Hogweed is a relative of this plant and also [continue reading]

Spruce-Fir Forest Plant Hike | Windsor | June 2

May 31 2019
Learn about high-elevation forest habitat on this hike at  Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center  this Sunday. Be sure to register.
# Hiking   # NatureEducation
https://www.facebook.com/events/292080378348144/ [continue reading]

Free Wild Edibles Walk at Unity Park | Turners Falls | May 19

May 16 2019
Free Wild Edibles Walk at Unity Park Sunday, May 19, 1:00-2:30pm
Unity Park, Turners Falls, MA
Hosted by Great Falls Apple Corps
Facebook event details:  https://www.facebook.com/events/307770213261466/
“The Great Falls Apple Corps is hosting a free Wild Edibles Walk on Sunday, May 19th at Unity Park in [continue reading]

Biocitizen Will Help you Certify Your Local Vernal Pool

May 16 2019
Salamanders, newts and wood frogs depend upon the vernal pools that appear during snow melt and vanish as the summer arrives.
If you’ve wondered where these neighbors are born, and where they return to make babies, this video is a perfect introduction:

Without these havens, our amphibian friends will disappear. [continue reading]

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