Songbird Migration Virtual Program

Join Jessica Tatten on Tuesday, April 13th from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m. for an update on her recent research exploring songbird migration in the Connecticut River Valley. The Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge provides an important place for migratory birds to rest and refuel on their way north to their breeding grounds. Her research explores where these songbirds stop, what types of habitat they use, what influences their decisions, and where they go once they depart. Jess will shed light on some of these questions and how a relatively new tracking technology helped provide answers. Jessica Tatten has conducted research for the University of Massachusetts and Mass Audubon and recently completed her Master of Science degree in Environmental Conservation at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This free, virtual program is co-sponsored by Northfield Mountain Recreation and Environmental Center and the Northfield Bird Club. Pre-registration is required at Registration requests must be received at least 24 hours before the program begins.

Awakenings: Early Signs of Spring
Kim Noyes

From a springtail migration of millions to delicate spring wildflowers, this illustrated virtual program highlights early spring. March and April are filled with signs of spring’s arrival such as the sky dance of the woodcock and the annual migration of spotted salamanders. These subtle to showy changes in the plant and animal world in March and April are a feast for our senses. Join Kim Noyes, Firstlight Power’s Northfield Mountain Education Coordinator, on Tuesday, March 16th from 5:30 until 6:30 p.m., for this presentation about New England’s plants and animals during the steady progression of early spring. This free on-line event is co-sponsored with the Northfield Bird Club. To register, go to Registration requests must be received at least 24 hours before the program begins.

Missed Kim's presentation? Watch it by clicking here.

Join Charley Eiseman for this beautifully illustrated program highlighting common native plants, host-specific insect relationships and the insects themselves. Charley shares his fascination and enthusiasm for the world of insects in his programs as well as in his popular BugTracks blog and award-winning book, Tracks and Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates: A Guide to North American Species. His scientific discoveries include many new species of insects, even one found in his own backyard! Find out what can happen if you stop mowing your lawn. This free Zoom event is co-sponsored with the Dickinson Memorial Library and the Northfield Bird Club. To register email

Watch Charley's video presentation here

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