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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Join us for a look at the Night Sky

Tuesday, November 18 6:00 – 8 pm Night Sky Program

Join New Hampshire Astronomical  Society educational outreach  co-chair Richard Schueller http://nhastro.com/, staff from the Athol Public Library with members from the AthSkyfields Night Sky 11-18-2014ol Bird and Nature Club for an evening of star gazing at Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust’s Skyfields Arboretum.
Skyfields Arboretum, Athol—Come stargaze with Mount Grace! Away from city lights but close to home, Skyfields lives up to its name with a lovely view of clear, bright stars. Join us at 1461 Old Keene Road on Tuesday, November 18 from 6-8pm and spend an evening with the stars. We will have a telescope, graciously provided by the Athol Public Library, Dress warmly, bring a flashlight and binoculars if possible.  Discover a new way to enjoy the dark, chilly evenings ahead. Hot beverages will be provided. In the case of uncooperative weather, this free event will be held November 20th. Please call or e-mail Shannon at outreach_americorps@mountgrace.org or 978-248-2055 x28 with questions or to RSVP

<<>> Wednesday, December 10, 7 p.m.       Members’ Night at the Center Come to the Center to share your  experiences, trips and photographs with other members.  Plan for about 10-15 minutes, so we’ll have time for everyone! MREC 100 Main Street Athol. Questions: dave@dhsmall.net

Saturday, December 20, all day115th Christmas Bird Count
Join this “Citizen Science” project, the longest continuously running bird data set in the area. Contact Dave Small for additional information and to participate in this nationwide annual event: 978-413-1772 or dave@dhsmall.net. MREC 100 Main Street Athol