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.

Together with Noah Charney, I occasionally offer workshops on animal tracking (both vertebrate and invertebrate).  You can find details for our joint events here, and some examples of our mammal tracking workshops here.

2018 Schedule

February 9 – Animal tracking workshop (with Noah Charney) for Antioch New England’s Natural Resources Inventory course, Pelham, MA

February 15 – Animal Tracking walk at Conservation Restriction Stewardship gathering, Harvard Forest, Petersham, MA

February 20 – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” slide show at Pascommuck Conservation Trust’s annual meeting, Easthampton, MA

April 13-14 – Northeast Natural History Conference, Burlington VT: co-leading field trip; poster & oral presentation

April 21 – Presentation and booth at  Berkshire Earth Expo: Environmental Action Fair, Dalton, MA

April 28 – Amherst College BioBlitz, Amherst, MA

May 1 – Presentation for Valley Gives event, Greenfield, MA (see Facebook event page)

June 9 – Insect tracking program in Rutland, MA

July 10-14 – Lepidopterists’ Society annual meeting in Ottawa, ON

July 29 to August 4 – “Tracks & Sign of Insects and Other Invertebrates” workshop at Eagle Hill Institute, ME (see flyer; information about cost is here; application form here)

August 4 – Insect tracking walk in Searsport, ME (Coastal Mountains Nature Program)

August 11 – Insect tracking walk in Northampton, MA

September 8 – Amherst College BioBlitz, Amherst, MA

September 15 – Berkshire BioBlitz, Williamstown, MA

September 22 – BioBlitz in Chester, MA (Westfield River Wild & Scenic Watershed Blitz)

November 17 – Presentation at Berkshire Natural History Conference, Sheffield, MA

December 5 – “Native Plants as Insect Habitat” slide show, Pioneer Valley Institute, Greenfield, MA

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

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)