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Adventure East, Winter Snowshoe Walks

January 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST

Explore winter ecology while becoming acquainted with the wild world and let Adventure East be your guide. This winter wonderland adventure will begin with a brief explanation of the human history on the location followed by an exploration of the wild world. Learn about winter track and sign, what animals are moving in the snow, and who is tunneling beneath. We will also explore how plant life adapts to darker and colder temperatures and which birds stay for the winter. This adventure is for all ages. Snowshoes or shoe spikes and poles will be provided to make this a safe and enjoyable experience.

Trustees: Bullitt Reservation

Located in Ashfield and Conway, this historic, 262-acre property features a blend of forests, open fields, and wetlands and links conservation lands totaling roughly 3,000 acres.
HIGHLIGHTS: The birds at Bullitt are often the highlight of this trip for all nature lovers. This location offers both meadow and forested ecosystems which allow for a diverse population of our winged friends. Bring your binoculars on this trip if you want to get a closer look and learn some tips on bird identification.

Jan 21
10:00

Trustees: Chesterfield Gorge

A Trustees property since 1929, Chesterfield Gorge is an historic landscape comprised of primarily forested land and a 1.5 – mile stretch of the Westfield River, which over time, carved the feature for which the property is named.
HIGHLIGHTS: The gorge provides the opportunity to examine the geological features of Western Massachusetts. Learn how this gorge was formed, how large boulders called glacial erratic traveled across the landscape and why this location was once an important mining community.

Mar 23
10:00
10:00

Trustees: Peaked Mountain

Situated in the heart of an extensive natural area, Peaked Mountain (pronounced pea-kid) is surrounded by approximately 2,000 acres of diverse habitats, including mixed-composition forests, ponds, marshes, and beaver swamps, making for exciting, year-round adventures.
HIGHLIGHTS: Dry, rocky outcrop, shallow sandy soils managed historically by naturally occurring fires, with some of the densest population of American Chestnuts. It’s easy to notice how slope and sunlight affects plant and forest diversity. The views from the top provide almost unbroken or non-fragmented second-generation forest thanks to a coordinated conservation plan between the town, Norcross and Trustees.

Mar 17
10:00

Trustees: Mt Warner

Nestled among the Mill River, the North Hadley Pond, and Lake Warner, this 156-acre property is comprised of a mix of forest types and wetlands and provides homes to an array of wildlife such as beavers, wood frogs, deer, and common New England forest critters.
HIGHLIGHTS: Urban forests have a unique ecosystem all their own. Just 10 minutes from the University of Massachusetts campus these beloved trails are frequented by both local residents and students alike. Learn how forest life adapts to the ever-changing nature of human development. A walk through this forest oasis with a naturalist guide can open your eyes to how close the wildlife is to our own backyards.

Feb 17
10:00

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING THIS EXPERIENCE

WHAT’S INCLUDED?

2-hour guided experience with a naturalist

Snowshoes, spikes, and trekking poles

WHAT TO BRING

Layers appropriate to the temperatures (hat, gloves, insulated layers)

Warm hiking boots and thick socks (extra pair)

Plenty of drinking water and some snacks

 

Price:
Member $20, Non-Member $25
Age:
12+
Fitness Level:
All
Skill Level:
All
Waiver:
Each participant, or their guardian, must sign a waiver to participate in an Adventure East experience. Following payment of your online booking, your reservation confirmation will include a link to e-sign the waiver. Due to insurance requirements, we are unable to accommodate guests who do not sign a waiver.

Details

Date:
January 21
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm EST
Website:
https://adventureeast.com/details/winter-ecology-snowshoe-walks

Organizer

 Adventure East
Phone
413-800-5345
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