Last year we developed an exciting series featuring Russ Cohen, author of Wild Plants I Have Known… and Eaten. Below are videos of Russ leading a virtual tour of Housatonic River Walk on July 29, 2020. In the videos he focuses on native plants with ecological value to birds and pollinators that people can nibble on too. The videos are an excellent resource as you begin to scan the forest this spring and think about how you can naturalize your yard.
Can you go ice skating on Lake Mansfield? The answer is yes! Snow is removed by volunteer community members and ice conditions are changeable, so it's good to keep your expectations flexible. Please scout out conditions before you make a plan. All skaters are responsible for their own safety, check the Mass.gov ice strength and safety guidelines.
We have a present for you this holiday season! We have opened new outdoor spaces that will provide a respite from long winter hours indoors. We have completed two sections of the new Riverfront Trail-- accessible walking paths that can be enjoyed year-round-- bringing us even closer to reaching our dream of building an interconnected town-wide trail system just steps from downtown Great Barrington.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the 10th Annual Run for the Hills 5k/10k Virtual Race from Saturday, September 19th to Sunday, October 4th!
44 runners and walkers enjoyed the beautiful fall foliage in support of land conservation in Great Barrington and we couldn't be more impressed!
By Heather Bellow, The Berkshire Eagle