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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Summer Open House at MREC

Sundays July and August 1- 4 PM Millers River Environmental Center Open house 100 Main Street Athol Ma

ABNC-sidemenuJoin us at the Center Sunday afternoons for a look at the exhibits plus each week will be a special program at 2:00 PM on a topic of Natural History interest.

 July 2nd at 1:00  4:00 pm  2:00 PM  Dave Small  will present a talk on
 “Creating a backyard habitat.”

 July 9th at 1:00  4:00 pm  2:00 pm Paul Kachinsky (and the Geology Division) will host a “Geology for young people” program.

July 16th 1:00 to 4:00 Joan and Larry Duprey will Host the Open House. 2:00 PM Dave Small will do a presentation on the new South Athol Conservation Area

 July 23rd 1:00 – 4:00 Open House. 2:00 PM  Ernie Leblanc will present a program on “Beaks and Feet” a look at animal adaptations.

 July 30 1:00 – 4:00 Open House hosted by Bob Mallet. 2:00 PM Joshua Stewart Rose Ph.D. will present a hands on workshop for all ages on aquatic invertebrates

 August 6th, 1:00 – 4:00 Open House hosted by Aldrich Astronomical Society 2:00 PM  “The 2017 Great American Solar Eclipse and Celestial Birding in the August Sky”
Please plan to attend this family friendly PowerPoint presentation to learn about the Total Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, and find out how to find planets and constellations from your backyard using a technique called star hopping and see how easy it is to do! Door prizes for kids and more…

 August 13th, 1:00 – 4:00 Open House. 2:00 PM   Join Heidi and Susan at an open drawing session featuring several natural history specimens from the ABNC collections.   Drawing materials and fellowship (but not instruction) will be provided.  All ages and experience are welcome.

 August 20th at 1:00 – 4:00 pm  2:00 pm Join Dave Small for a look at our evolving natural history interests. “Bird, Butterflies, and Beyond”

 August 27th at 1:00  4:00 pm  2:00 pm Paul Kachinsky (and the Geology Division) will host a “Geology and life along the Millers River” program.