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Waterfowl Identification

October 13, 2022

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

New date is 10/13/2022.  7:30 to 8:30    Register to get the zoom link.

We are delighted to have Mike Locher offer us another Waterfowl Identification workshop. Many of you may remember the workshop he gave last fall with beautiful photos and very clear descriptions of how to find the field marks for the waterfowl that we will be seeing in local streams and ponds.
To register for the workshop please email [email protected] and put the name of the workshop in the subject line.

Birding for Everyone: Bird Feeders

October 15, 2022

10:00 am - 11:00 am

October is about that time to put out the bird feeders. We’ll talk about bird feeders types and what to feed as well as locations and other considerations. The presentation will be brief (30 minutes or less) and will allow for plenty of time for your questions on this or any birding related topic.

Zoom meeting link:

Meeting ID: 896 5059 0745 (if asked)
Passcode: 465431 (if asked)

 Learn more about the Birding for Everyone program.

All Birding for Everyone events are free and open to the public.


Leave the Leaves - Preparing Our Fall Gardens for Winter by Lari Cochran

October 19, 2022

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

“Clean Up to Support Overwintering Pollinators & Birds”

As the growing season ends in New England, gardeners and homeowners race to “clean up” fallen leaves and dying-back plants from their gardens and lawns. But all those things that humans have been taught to see as  “debris” are, in fact, an essential part of Nature’s cycle of life. Fallen leaves and retreating plants provide critical safe harbor, nesting places, and even nutrients for our native pollinators, insects, birds, and other wildlife.

This talk will focus on those butterflies, moths, and bees who quietly overwinter in our gardens and what we need to do to support them – while still keeping our gardens & properties aesthetically pleasing. We’ll finish by talking about things that can still be planted in early October to support next Spring’s early emerging pollinators -who are also critical for Spring & Summer nesting birds.   Thanks so much to Lari Cochran for this workshop.

To attend an Education Committee presentation or workshop, please email [email protected] and include the title of the presentation in the subject heading. You will be registered and will receive a zoom link to the workshop.


MANO Christmas Bird Count

December 18, 2022

All Day

National Audubon will hold its local Christmas Bird Count on December 18, 2022. It will be the 89th Annual MANO (Northampton) Christmas Bird Count and the 123rd National Audubon Christmas Bird Count Contact [email protected] to participate.

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