Trail Mix, week of Nov. 13

Sunday, November 12, 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.

Quabbin Visitors Center

Joe Oliverio will present his program: “Strategizing for a Great Nature Photo” to the Quabbin Photo Group on Monday, Nov. 27, at 7:30 p.m. at the Quabbin Visitors Center on Route 9 in Belchertown. In the digital age, it’s a lot easier and a lot less expensive to get good photos. But after the images start to pile up on your computer, most of people go out hoping for images that stand apart, even from most of their own photos. How can you improve the odds of getting the dramatic, well composed, well lit and sharp photos? Free and open to the public. 413-323-9212 or:

Her Wild Roots

An intensive program for 2018:  Meet with a small group of women one Saturday per month for 6 months to explore the world of nature and its mysteries. Awaken your senses and deepen your connection to nature and yourself. Space is limited to 10 women and takes place in Leverett and the surrounding area. For more information, visit: herwildroots.com. Sign up before December 15th to take advantage of the early bird discount.


Brooke Bateman, director of the National Audubon Society’s Climate Watch,will speak about the new program at the Hampshire Bird Club’s meeting today at 7:15 p.m. in IMmanuel Lutheran Church, 867 North Pleasant St. in Amherst. the meeting is free and open to the public. The program monitors the effect of climate change on selected bird species in the United States through use of computer modeling and on-the-ground observations by volunteers. Among its other aims, is confirmation of a 2014 model proposed by society scientists on the impact of climate change on birds. For more information, visit: www.hampshirebirdclub.org