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Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

800-710-4550

Spanning Easthampton and Northampton, Arcadia’s diverse terrain (forest, meadows, grasslands, marsh, and wetlands) attracts an extraordinary variety of wildlife. You will also find a thriving population of wildflowers, thanks to its rich, loamy soil, which is characteristic of the Connecticut River floodplain.

Sanctuary Highlights

  • Rope-guided universally accessible Sensory Trail, with interpretation available in seasonal audio tours, large print, Braille, and tactile formats.
  • Canoeing or kayaking on the Mill River though Arcadia or along the Connecticut River, where you’re likely to see a variety of wildlife.
  • Observation tower and wetland boardwalk, which offer wildlife viewing opportunities in sensitive habitats.
  • Nature play area, where kids can build fairy homes, add to or a tepee made of black locust and grapevine branches, or master the stump jump.
  • Great blue heron rookery with up to 60 nests and nesting bald eagles.


Reviews

Charles Strasser

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Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
Hello all I visited the Massachusetts Audubon Society Arcadia Sanctuary for the first time today. I very much enjoyed my walk out to visit the observation tower while I was there. This Sanctuary is a precious little gem of nature found just south of the historic Connecticut River Oxbow near Hadley Massachusetts. Though my visit was off season in terms of most bird enters the most migratory bird patterns I still very much enjoyed the opportunity to see the New England Classics like a redheaded woodpecker a Canada Goose and Downy woodpeckers and it was just a lot of fun to just get out and then nature into a place I'd never explored before. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who was even remotely outdoorsy or likes wildlife conservation and and the other great part is it's super super super kid friendly so if you're you're working parent and you have a week free free time during the weekend or something this is a great place just go for a walk with the kids and help me raise them to be the next major hero or whatever and it's just a really friendly place to go I have a lot of fun.

Lael Williams

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Magnificent place, have over 4 miles of trails. Can spend all day there, so much to see. The trails are well maintained and clear. One thing come prepared, some water, snacks, sunscreen and bug spray. The time I went May the MOSQUITOS were eaten me like crazy. Could not stand still for a minute. I had to leave earlier than I wanted to . Next visit, bug spray.

Joe Hardie

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Thursday, May 10, 2018
I love nature and wildlife. It's a great way to decompress after a stressful week and get away from the scum of the city. Not that everyone in the city is scum, but hey its rough out there...so this place is for you if your having blood pressure problems and you need to do some relaxation breathing and get back down to earth.

Laurel Shortell

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Sunday, June 17, 2018
This wildlife refuge offers interconnecting trails in a peaceful setting, partially along an oxbow and partially nestled in a gently hilly forest. It is part of Mass Audubon but is also free to Northampton and Easthampton residents, EBT cardholders, and veterans in the summer. Otherwise, a $4 donation is suggested to access the trails. There are benches here and there along the trails for a break or a picnic, and there is a visitor center that offers programs for adults and children across the seasons.

Aimee Gregg

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Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Went to Arcadia for a plant walk that I enjoyed immensely. Great place to learn about the outdoors and relax.

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Upcoming Events at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary

Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Tuesday, Jul 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Thursday, Jul 19, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Friday, Jul 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Easthampton, MA
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Insects of the Field and Forest

Saturday, Jul 21, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Monday, Jul 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Tuesday, Jul 24, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Thursday, Jul 26, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Friday, Jul 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Monday, Jul 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Wednesday, Aug 1, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Thursday, Aug 2, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Friday, Aug 3, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Monday, Aug 6, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Wednesday, Aug 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Thursday, Aug 9, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Nature Photography

Friday, Aug 10, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Introduction to Grasses at Arcadia

Saturday, Aug 11, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Monday, Aug 13, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Summer Wildflowers at Arcadia

Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Wednesday, Aug 15, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Thursday, Aug 16, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Evening Naturalist Walk at Quabbin Park

Friday, Aug 17, 2018 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Quabbin Park
Hardwick, MA
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Beavers at Laughing Brook

Saturday, Aug 18, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Tuesday, Aug 21, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Nighthawks and Chimney Swifts

Wednesday, Aug 22, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Thursday, Aug 23, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Hummingbirds

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Kingfishers

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Great Blue Herons

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Easthampton, MA
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The Secret Lives of Woodland Mushrooms

Saturday, Aug 25, 2018 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Fireflies

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Fireflies

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Night Insect Sounds

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Fireflies

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Fireflies

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Arcadia Nature Day Camp - Fireflies

Friday, Aug 31, 2018 from 9:00am to 3:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Saturday Morning Bird Walks

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 from 8:00am to 9:30am
Easthampton, MA
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Canoeing the Arcadia Marsh

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Wildflowers at Graves Farm

Saturday, Sep 8, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Haydenville, MA
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Hawk Identification Presentation

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Hawk Identification Presentation

Tuesday, Sep 11, 2018 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 from 8:00am to 9:30am
Easthampton, MA
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Hawk Watch at Blueberry Hill

Saturday, Sep 15, 2018 from 10:00am to 1:00pm
Granville, MA
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Asters and Goldenrods at Arcadia

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 from 9:00am to 12:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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Evening Naturalist-Guided Walk At Quabbin Reservoir

Sunday, Sep 16, 2018 from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
New Salem, MA
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Saturday Morning Bird Walk

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 8:00am to 9:30am
Easthampton, MA
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First Child in the Woods: Caregiver and Infant/Toddler Walk

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:00am
Easthampton, MA
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Migration: Hawks and Butterflies

Saturday, Sep 22, 2018 from 10:00am to 11:30am
Laughing Brook Wildlife Sanctuary
Hampden, MA
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Signs of the Season Nature Walk

Sunday, Sep 23, 2018 from 10:00am to 12:00pm
Easthampton, MA
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