Lime Kiln Farm has a variety of habitats, from recovering farm fields and forested ridges to swamps and abandoned lime quarries. We’ll explore these natural communities through the seasons, getting to know the interesting flora and fauna of this beautiful sanctuary in the southern Berkshires.
This program is free as part of our “Lime Kiln Through the Seasons,” series which is generously >>
As the days warm, more and more insects make their presence felt and heard. From the elusive grasshoppers and crickets, to the beautiful butterflies and moths, to the annoying – but important – mosquito, we will learn all about the extraordinary lives of insects. For families with children ages 4-11. Registration required. Adults Free; Children: Members $5, Nonmembers $7. >>
Join us as we act out this funny folk tale and try to figure out how to keep the garden growing. We’ll take care of the goats and keep them out of the garden while we dig and plant. We’ll meet the tiny creature who finally got that goat out of the garden, and enjoy her sweetness as a snack. For families with children ages 0-7. Registration required. Members $12, Nonmembers $15. >>
Make a nest-helper for our feathered friends, listen to their songs, and search for the best places to build a spring home for the birds. For families with children ages 0-7. Registration required. Members $12, Nonmembers $15. >>
You only turn one once! Azize, the youngest of Franklin Park Zoo’s gorilla troop, will turn one in May and you're invited to the party. Watch as Azize and the rest of the gorillas enjoy special enrichment treats, and learn all about the animals during zookeeper encounters and more! Guests will also have the opportunity to sign a giant birthday card for Azize and enjoy a slice of cake from >>
Join us and our local Astronomer for an astronomy night upon Turkey Hill! You will see and learn more about the stars, planets and moon. Bring your own picnic dinner followed by sky viewing at sunset, approximately 8:00pm. Members: $5 Nonmembers: $10
Pack your backpack for an overnight adventure at Fruitlands Museum! Join us at the Fruitlands Farmhouse where we will set up camp for a unique family gathering. You and your family will enjoy a night under the stars in traditional camping tents, plus all of the delights of a “wilderness” getaway. We’ll start the evening off with a lantern making workshop, and then set off on the Fruitlands >>
Beaver dams abound at Farandnear. Learn how to spot them, why they help and how they can hinder wetland habitats, and fun wetland habitats, as well as fun facts about beaver life.
Member: $5; Nonmember: $10 >>
I'm glad to see some reporting on the biological effects on individuals especially students in school. There is substantial evidence of serious harm from radiation emanating from routers and other devices; business appears only interested in marketing these devices for schools but has been negligent as far as safety or even educational value.
Currently, there is a ballot initiative (current petition 15-33) to create an expert commission to evaluate and address health and safety risks--this needs support to move forward (see www.meetup.com/healove). The site had additional materials available to help address the issue.
Thank you, Mr. Spero and Ms. Rees for this article! Ashland Public Schools has adopted Best Practices for Mobile Devices to start putting distance between students/staff and the devices/routers/access points in our schools. Senator Karen Spilka has introduced MA S.1222: An Act creating a special commission to study the health impacts of electromagnetic fields. While it may take a while for an outcome from the State, there is much you can do to keep your loved ones safe right now as Ms. Rees explains. I have taken those precautions myself in our home to limit radiation exposure. Those wishing to know more are welcome to look at the in-depth research I've gathered: https://sites.google.com/site/understandingemfs/home. Thank you!