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Trail Mix, week of Aug. 28


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Editor’s Note: Listings in Trail Mix are free. Email: outdoor@recorder.com. The deadline is Tuesday by 8 a.m. Questions? Call 413-772-0261, ext. 276. Weather may cancel or force the rescheduling of some of these events. Additionally, space is often limited. Please contact organizers to ensure you can attend. This is particularly important if registration is required.

Greening Greenfield

Full Moon Walk for Night Critters: Wednesday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. Ever wonder what night-loving creatures do when the sun goes down? Join naturalists Alex Haro, Pat Serrentino and Ted Watt to look for and observe night-loving creatures, including owls, bats, insects and more. We’ll have a black light set up at Highland Pond to attract night-flying insects, and take a short walk in Highland Park to search for other animals that prefer the dark. The walk will be easy, but participants should bring a flashlight or headlamp. Free. Geared to adults and children older than 8. Limited to 15. Dress appropriately for ticks and biting insects. Heavy rain cancels. To register or for any questions, call Edie Heinemann at 773-465-1646 or email: ediesh82346@gmail.com

Earthwork Programs

Homeschool Wilderness Skills Programs: Fall session starts Friday, Sept. 15, in Amherst. One group for ages 7 and older; one group for teens. Every Friday. Curriculum is seasonal to the natural laws and cycles of nature. Twelve-week course is $55 to $70 sliding scale, along with a handbook/journal for $10. Fifty percent tuition due at registration. 413-340-1161. www.earthworkprograms.com

Wilderness Extravaganza in Conway: Saturday, Sept. 23, and Sunday, Sept. 24. A weekend of five wilderness skills workshops. Attend all or some. For families, adults and teens:

Saturday, Sept. 23 9 a.m. to noon: The Skill of the Knife: $50 adults, $30 children 1 to 4 p.m.; Wild Edibles: $50 adult, $30 child 5 to 8 p.m.: Primitive Cooking and Medicine Making: $65 adult, $30 child.

Sunday, Sept. 24 — 9:30 to 12:30: The Art of Fire: $50 adult, $30 child 1:30 to 4:30: Animal Tracking and Bird Language: $50 adult, $30 child. Register two adults for any workshop, except primitive cooking and medicine making, and the third person is free. Register by calling 413-340-1161 or online at: www.earthworkprograms.com