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Trail Mix, week of Dec. 11


Sunday, December 10, 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.

Athol Bird and Nature Club

The 2018 Athol Bird and Nature Club calendar is now available. The calendar showcases photos taken by members from the North Quabbin region. Itt also features “nature notes,” with local information on bird migrations, wildflower blooms, meteor showers and other outdoor and wildlife information, nature trivia, fun facts and more. The calendar is available at: Trailhead, Quabbin Harvest and Mount Tully Kennels, all in Orange; Flowerland, Cornerstone Insurance, MacMannis Florist, North Quabbin Chamber of Commerce and North Quabbin Community Coalition, all in Athol; New Salem General Store in New Salem; Red Apple Farm in Phillipston; Petersham Craft Center and Harvard Forest, both in Petersham; Hardwick Farmers Co-op in Gilbertsville; Wendell Country Store in Wendell; Connecticut River Liquors in Turners Falls; and the Wine Rack in Greenfield. For more information and for online orders, visit: www.atholbirdclub.org

Monthly meeting on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Members’ Night. Come to share your experiences, trips and photographs. Plan for about 10 to 15 minutes each. ABNC, 100 Main St., Athol.

Great Falls Discovery Center

Great Hall Art Display: Junior Duck Stamp: Through Dec. 22. Connecting youth with nature through science and art. There are 49 Junior Duck Stamp waterfowl on display. How many of them can you identify correctly? For all ages. Stop by anytime during open hours to take the challenge. You may win an Audubon Bird.

It’s a Wonderful Night in Turners Falls … for the Birds!: Friday, from 3 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, Dec. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Meet in the Great Hall to craft bird feeders for our winter friends. Which birds will show up at yours? What do they eat? For all ages.

December Vacation Week investigation stations and exhibits: Dec. 23 through Jan. 1. Take a break from the holidays and stop by the center’s Investigation Stations and explore the habitat exhibits.

Living Like an Animal: Dec. 28 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. What makes an animal “wild?” How does it survive, and how do we find evidence of what it’s been eating? Stories, activities, crafts, and exhibits will help us find answers. For children ages 4 to 8 and their grown-ups. Friends and siblings welcome.

What Makes a Bird a Bird?: Dec. 30 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This program will help young birders soar their way to a greater appreciation of our feathered friends. Stories, crafts and activities focusing on bird fundamentals. For ages 4 to 8 and their grown ups. Friends and siblings welcome.