​​Williamsburg Woodland Trails

2017
Moonlight Hike at Big View, Saturday Feb 11 at 7:00 pm >>More

First Day HIke, Sunday Jan. 1 at Noon, Briar Hill Conservation Area >>More
2016
Hike the Dam Trail, Sunday October 16 at 1:00 pm  >>More

Moonlight Hike at Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary >>More


First Day Hike >>More

2015

Changes in the Land: Cultural History at Graves Farm
Sun, Nov 08, 2015 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Adams Road, Williamsburg, MA
www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/graves-farm/directions
Adult Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $20.00. Nonmembers can join by calling the number below.

Leaf drop brings the landscape into focus: stone walls become more prominent and mill races identifiable. Join us at Graves Farm as we hike the sanctuary to discover evidence of past agricultural and manufacturing activity at the site, once one of the most progressive dairy farms in the Commonwealth. Meet at the parking lot to Graves Farm, Adams Road, Williamsburg. Wear sturdy hiking shoes and please bring water. Registration is required. Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.


Fall Hike & Picnic at Big View >>More

Sun. Nov. 1, 10:00 am


Woods Forum: Promoting Informed Woodland Owner Decisions through Community Conversations 

Wednesday, October 21, 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

ARCADIA WILDLIFE SANCTUARY 127 COMBS RD, EASTHAMPTON, MA >>More



Stone Walls  (Both Arcadia and Graves Farm)













Sat, Oct 17, 2015 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location:  Initially meet at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, 127 Combs Rd., Easthampton
Meet at Arcadia for an indoor slide show that will present different types of walls. We will then carpool to Graves Farm for the outdoor component.
Adult Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $20.00. Nonmembers can join by calling the number below.

Stone walls are fascinating features that cover our local landscape and have amazing stories to tell about the history of the area. Come explore their structural variety and learn what they can tell us about their past uses. We will learn about the types of rocks that were used in their construction, and about how they came to be in this part of New England.
Instructions and Directions: Meet at Arcadia for an indoor slide show that will present different types of walls. We will then carpool to Graves Farm for the outdoor component.
Registration is required. Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.


Photographing Fall Colors at Graves Farm
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Adams Road, Williamsburg, MA
www.massaudubon.org/get-outdoors/wildlife-sanctuaries/graves-farm/directions
Adult Members: $15.00 Nonmembers: $20.00. Nonmembers can join by calling the number below.

Join Photographer and Naturalist John Green to photograph the spectacular fall colors at Graves Farm. Learn how to take advantage of natural lighting and other techniques to improve your photographs. John will discuss photographic ethics while in a natural setting, such as how to avoid disturbing wildlife. Bring enthusiasm, and, if you have one, a tripod.
Instructions and Directions: Please bring your camera and meet at Graves Farm.
Registration is required. Call 413-584-3009 to register by phone.



Salamander Cover Boards at Graves Farm

Saturday September 12, 9:00 –Noon

Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary, Meet in the Adams Road Parking Lot

As part of Mass Audubon’s Volunteer Saturday Work Projects program, we are looking for volunteers to help Mass Audubon staff survey salamander cover boards at Graves Farm. Salamander cover boards are pieces of wood left on the forest floor for salamanders to hide (and be counted) under. The staff person knows where they are located. The small boards are lifted to see if there are any salamanders, which are then counted and identified. The work is not physically demanding but boots, gloves and outdoor work clothes are helpful. All are welcome. Projects are always outside so be prepared with water, and bug spray. Tools and canoes (when needed) are always provided along with a staff member to direct operations.

For questions contact: Mass Audubon, 413-584-3009



Bittersweet Cutting at Graves Farm Sanctuary

Saturday July 25, 9-12 Noon
Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary
Meet in the Adams Road Parking Lot
Asian Bittersweet is a very invasive climbing vine that needs to be eradicated as much as possible for native trees and shrubs to thrive. Please join us to help contain the Bittersweet. Tools will be provided. Bring work gloves and water to drink. Will car pool to the work site. For additional information please contact: Ed Kaler <ekaler@massaudubon.org>



National Trails Day

June 6, 2015

The Woodland Trails Committee will be installing bog bridging at the Hall Conservation Area starting at 8:00 a.m. Feel free to stop by and help or enjoy a hike through the property.



Family Hike Hosted by Merritt Tree Farm >>More



Moonlight Hike at Graves Farm Wildlife Sanctuary >>More



First Day Hike >>More


2014:

Fall Hike to High Ridge >>More



Movements, habitat use, thermoregulatory behavior, and road interaction of moose in Massachusetts >>More



First Day Hike >>More