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HUDSON – The Hudson Area Library presents Wild Harvest: Foraging at Oakdale Lake, 6 to 8 p.m. on June 29. Join herbalist and author, Dina Falconi, on a walk to explore the plants of Lake Oakdale. Learn to identify these herbs using basic sensory skills and find out how they are used for food, medicine, and pleasure. This walk will include practical information on harvesting and preparation. Please bring a notepad, camera and water bottle. Signed copies of Dina Falconi’s Foraging & Feasting: A Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook will also be available for purchase, for anyone interested (please bring cash or a check). Masks and social distancing will be required. Space is limited. To register, email [email protected] or call 518-828-1792 ext. 101. Registered participants are invited to meet at Oakdale Beach, Hudson.
COPAKE FALLS – The Winds In The Wilderness outdoor concert will be held at 5 pm on June 30 at St. John in the Wilderness Church, 261 Route 344, Copake Falls. Suggested donation, $ 20; children and students, free. Reception after concert, reservation recommended. The rainy date is 5 p.m. on July 1. For more information, email [email protected]; windsinthewildernessconcerts.org. Interpretation of classical and jazz music for flute, oboe, violin, viola, guitar, bass.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. presents The Caterpillar Lab – In Residency from 9:30 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. from July 1 to July 5. – The high level and up close native caterpillar exploration experience! Observe dozens of species in outdoor exhibits, including huge giant silk moth caterpillars, fierce snake-mimicking caterpillars, convincing twig-mimicking caterpillars, and bizarre, legless slug caterpillars. Watch rare moments of metamorphosis, ecological relationships, and parasitism unfold directly on display tables and under digital microscopes. Experts will be on hand to answer your questions. Free with Garden entrance. For information, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; 413-298-3926; or [email protected]
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. presents Budding Naturalist Caterpillar Walk 4:30 am to 5:30 pm July 1. The Caterpillar Lab is moving, and while the showrooms will be full of their munching creatures and offer plenty to explore, the real story is one that takes place outside in our backyards where these creatures live their strange lives at home. wild state. Join the director of the Caterpillar Lab, Sam Jaffe, on a walk through the BBG gardens in search of native caterpillars and other insects. Find out how the Caterpillar Lab finds all of its caterpillars, learn about host plants and parasitoids, and get all the caterpillar hunting secrets from one of the world’s greatest caterpillar hunters! This walk is for budding naturalists and their adults. May not be suitable for more casual young children. Non-members, $ 12; members, $ 5. For information, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; 413-298-3926; or [email protected]
STAATSBURG – Beautiful Mills Norrie State Park was once the setting for three great estates on the Hudson River. At 10 a.m. on July 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, staff at Staatsburgh State Historic Site will lead “Hidden History in the Woods,” a guided hike through the park, exploring the history of the historic estates that once stood in what is now Mills Norrie State Park: Staatsburgh (Mills Mansion), The Point (Hoyt House) and Stonehurst. Like so many other estates in the central Hudson Valley, all three were linked to the powerful Livingston family. There is no charge to attend the hike, but visitors must register in advance. Participation will be limited to help with social distancing. Staatsburgh is following all NYS Department of Health guidelines for safety during the COVID 19 pandemic. Unvaccinated visitors should wear a face covering when they cannot maintain social distancing outside. Social distancing will be required of all participants; assistive listening devices are available to facilitate hearing. To book, visit Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.com. Staatsburgh offers a wide range of outdoor programs this spring and summer, for all ages. All programs are free but require registration. To see the full list of programs and to register, visit www.Staatsburgh.Eventbrite.com.
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. presents Moth Lighting from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on July 2. The Caterpillar Lab will install leaves with special ultra-attractive lights and help identify the hundreds of species expected to fly. Visitors will be amazed at the diversity, size, and beauty of western Massachusetts’ nocturnal insects. Bring your curiosity and get ready to get addicted to this popular hobby. Suitable for ages 10 and up. Online registration required. Non-members, $ 20; members, $ 15. For information, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; 413-298-3926; or [email protected]
STOCKBRIDGE, Mass. – Berkshire Botanical Garden, 5 West Stockbridge Road, Stockbridge, Mass. presents Plein Air Aquarelle in the garden from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 7 July 14, July 21, July 28. August 4, August 11, August 18 and 25. Explore the garden through the pleasure of watercolor with artist Ann Kremers. The class will work outdoors translating views and details of the garden into paintings. Additional information is available on the website. Non-members, $ 25; members, $ 20. For information, visit http://www.berkshirebotanical.org/events; 413-298-3926; or [email protected]