Trail Mix for the week of 05/01/17

Sunday, April 30, 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.

Great Falls Discovery Center

The center at 2 Ave. A, Turners Falls, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To learn more about programs, visit: www.greatfallsdiscoverycenter.org or call 413-863-3221.

Upcoming programs:

May 5 through May 29: “Catch and Release,” an exhibit of river- and water-themed art by western Mass. artists in the Great Hall.

May 5: Kidleidoscope: Fish. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come learn about our wildlife neighbors who share our home in the Connecticut River Watershed. Program includes a story, interactive games and a craft. Meet in the Great Hall. For ages 3 through 6. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Mass Audubon

Mass Audubon is a nationally recognized environmental education leader, offering thousands of camp, school, and adult programs. To register or learn more about programs, visit: http://www.massaudubon.org/ or call 413-584-3009.

Upcoming programs:

May 6: Valley Bird Festival. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Day of learning about our feathered friends includes live birds of prey presentations, bird banding, games, bird walks, and more. Free, registration required. Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton.

May 6: Grand Opening for The Art House at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Art House is a place where art, science, nature and wellness meet and come to life. Visitors can step inside the Art House to find readily available art supplies, giving them a place to respond to nature through art. Face painting, bird-specific art projects and a special artist will be at work at the Art House. Free, no registration required. Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Road, Easthampton.

Northfield Mountain Recreation & Environmental Center

The center at 99 Millers Falls Road, Northfield, provides year-round public programming. To learn more about programs, visit: http://bit.ly/2plTwOg or call 413-659-4462.

Upcoming programs:

May 7: Animal Habitats. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2:00 p.m. Explore different animal habitats, learn about locally endangered species. Discuss why these species are endangered and what we can do to help.

May 13: Bugs. 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. Discover the world of insects while exploring life in a pond and in the forest. Make a craft, observe these animals up close and learn what makes an insect an insect.