Welcome!

ABNC is an active group of people sharing an appreciation of nature’s many forms. We have birders, geologists, star watchers, and plant enthusiasts — a full spectrum of interests. If you have an interest in nature, whether a beginner or experienced observer, we welcome you.

Join us at our meetings, field trips, and institutes where you will find a friendly reception and people with similar interests. There are a lot of exciting programs scheduled for the months ahead–check our event schedule, or come by for a visit!

The Athol Bird and Nature Club maintains the Millers River Environmental Center.

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Athol Bird & Nature Club
Field Trips & Meetings 2014 www.atholbirdclub.org
Unless otherwise noted, programs meet at the Millers River Environmental Center, 100 Main Street, Athol. If weather is questionable on a field trip day, please call the trip leader at least an hour before the scheduled meeting time.

Saturday September 13, 7:30 am    Fall Migrants at Plum Island
Joan and Larry Duprey will be leading this trip to one of the best birding spots in the Eastern United States. Migrating songbirds and shorebirds should be present in good numbers and anything can show up on the island. Meet at the Center 7:30 am Info: Joan or Larry Duprey, 978-249-4964

Sunday, September 14, 7:30 a.m.    “Early Bird” Birding with Jeff
Join Jeff here at the Center before heading out to explore the North Quabbin area for fall migrant birds. Come for as long as your schedule allows. Severe weather cancels. Info: Jeff Johnstone, 978-249-9052.

September 17, 2014 at 6:00pm           Expedition Beaver
Join Ranger Sarah Mildren from Tully Lake Campground on Expedition Beaver, a beaver scouting canoe/kayak trip on the Tully River.  We will meet at the campground, and paddle up the river toward Long Pond, examining beaver activity along the way.  Ranger Sarah will share some fascinating beaver facts as we keep our eyes peeled for the critters in their natural habitat. Bring your own boat, or rent one at the campground.  The rental fee of $5.00 will be waived for ABNC members.  There is limited space on this field trip, so please RSVP by sending an email to smmildren@gmail.com  Rain date:  September 18, 2014

Saturday September 20  10 am – 5 pm    “8th Annual Fungus Fair”Mushroom enthusiasts will again descend upon the Millers River Environmental Center  for a fun-gi filled day of talks, mushroom forays and culinary delights. Mushroom experts Noah Siegel, David Spahr, and Alissa Allen will be featured speakers. $5.00 admission and open to all.

 Sunday, September 21, 7:30 a.m.      “Early Bird” Birding with Jeff
Join Jeff here at the Center before heading out to explore the North Quabbin area for fall migrant birds. Come for as long as your schedule allows. Severe weather cancels. Info: Jeff Johnstone, 978-249-9052.

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Info: Dave@atholbirdclub.org