Trail Mix, week of Feb. 6

Sunday, February 05, 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.

Northfield Mountain

Snowshoeing Under the Snow Moon. On Friday, from 7 to 9:30 p.m., join other nighttime adventurers and Northfield Mountain staff for a two-mile snowshoe hike under the light of the full moon. A hot drink and snacks by the wood stove make the perfect ending to the evening. Dress in warm layers. Warm, waterproof footwear essential. All levels of experience. Moderately strenuous. Free. For 12-year-olds and older. Snowshoes available to rent for $16. Call to register at 800-859-2960.

Family Fun Snowshoe and Campfire. Feb. 18 from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Join Northfield Mountain staff to explore the back side of the mountain through wooded wetlands, forests and rocky outcrops. Dress in warm layers. Cocoa and granola bars will be provided. Directions to meeting place will be shared when registering. Appropriate for families with children ages 6 and older. Call to register at 800-859-2960. Free. Snowshoe rental $16.

Franklin Community Co-op

On Saturday, local mushroom educator and grower Paul Lagreze of New England Wild Edibles in Colrain will offer a workshop, “Getting to Know Your Local Mushrooms: Where, Why, and How They Grow.” Meet upstairs in Green Fields Market, 144 Main St. from 10 a.m. to noon. A requested donation of $10 per participant, but no one will be turned away.

Greening Greenfield

Winter Ecology Walk and Tracking Trek to the Connecticut River on Sunday from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Greening Greenfield and the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst. Join wildlife ecologist Pat Serrentino and track enthusiast Nancy Hazard for the winter trek, weather permitting. Look for tracks and other signs of mammals and birds. Moderate to difficult walk. Dress warmly and wear footwear for conditions. Free. Geared to adults and children older than 8. To register, visit: www.greeninggreenfield.org. Call Edie Heinemann for information at 773-465-1646. Email her at: email ediesh82346@gmail.com