I am available to lead natural history walks, either with a specific focus such as vernal pool ecology or wildflower identification, or with a “wandering” approach in which we explore whatever plants, animals, fungi, etc. a particular place and time has to offer. I also offer insect-themed slide show presentations.

2019 Schedule

March 23 – Presentation at Western Mass Master Gardener Association, South Deerfield, MA

April 26-27, May 4 – Vernal pool workshop for Wild & Scenic Westfield River, western MA

May 19 – Insect tracks & sign walk, Pioneer Valley Institute, Montague, MA

May 25 – Insect tracking walk for Wild & Scenic Westfield River, western MA

June 15 – Herbivorous insects workshop for New England Botanical Club, Brookfield, VT

July 14 – Herbivorous insects walk for the Hitchcock Center’s “Nature All Year” club, Montague, MA

July 28 to August 3 – “Leaf and Stem Mining Insects” workshop at Eagle Hill Institute, ME (see flyer; information about cost is here; application form here)

August 3 – Insect walk at Wachusett Mountain BioBlitz, Princeton/Westminster, MA

August 10 – Insect tracking walk at Bonnyvale Environmental Education Center, West Brattleboro, VT

August 24 – Pollinator/insect walk for Kestrel Land Trust, Amherst, MA

September 21 – Insect tracking walk for Broad Brook Coalition, Northampton, MA

October 5 – Insect tracking walk for The Naturalists’ Club‘s 50th Anniversary Weekend, Russell, MA

October 6 – Insect tracking walk for Northeast Wildlife Trackers Conference, western MA

October 8 – “Life in a Leaf: The Wonderful World of Leafminers” slideshow/talk for the Cambridge Entomological Club, Cambridge, MA

October 9 – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” slideshow/talk for Athol Bird & Nature Club, Athol, MA

November 2 – Presenting at Nantucket Biodiversity Initiative Research Conference, Nantucket, MA

2020 Schedule

January 1 – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” slideshow/talk for the Berkshire Knapsackers, Lee, MA

February 8 – Wildlife tracking walk for Kestrel Land Trust in Belchertown, MA.

July 5-11 – Week-long field seminar on Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates, Eagle Hill Institute, Steuben, ME.

August 15-16 – Invertebrate tracks & sign course at Biodiversity University, North Branch Nature Center, Montpelier, VT