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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Calendars are ready. Xmas Bird Count


Here we are December is rolling in. Ice on the birdbath. Bears are still roaming so most of us are being cautious feeding birds bringing in feeders at night. Pine Siskins have arrived in Royalston and at Joe Superchi’sin Athol. Who know what the winter will bring.

First with many thanks to Cindy and Chuck Hartwell the ABNC Calendar with the North Quabbin Nature Notes is out. A wonderful gift for the budding naturalist of any age. Find out more at: http://atholbirdclub.org/abnc-calendar/

birdmapThe Christmas Bird count is on for December 19th Meet at 6:00 to leave by 7:00 AM at Soup on the Fly Restaurant 1493 Main Street Athol Ma. Tally and Potluck Dinner at 4:30 PM Millers River Environmental Center 100 Main Street Athol contact Dave@dhsmall.net to get crew assignment