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 maintain the Millers River Environmental Center.

The Center is currently wheelchair accessible. A multifront plan for a replacement has been completed.  Our members and friends donated $15,000 toward the lift project and The Town of Athol has supported the project providing the rest of the funds needed to build the $80,000 lift.  Thanks to everyone who help make this project a reality 

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MREC Closed until further notice

To our members and friends,

All of our indoor programs have been canceled through May. We will periodically re-evaluate our status. The April 10th bird walk with Jeff Johnstone is still tentatively on but stay tuned as the date gets closer. Please take this Covid-19 pandemic seriously. Practice social distancing even when in the field. Don’t carpool, keep 3 – 6 feet apart when birding. Find new places to explore that are not heavily used.

Stay safe and see you all after this pandemic passes.

Coronavirus Facts and Community Updates

athol sealOn March 15, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. the Town of Athol declared a State of Emergency in response to the threat posed by the 2019 novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Please know that local officials regularly communicate with state health officials, the regional school district, local hospital, and neighboring towns to ensure an appropriate response.
For the most up-to-date information go to the CDC’s Web site by clicking HERE, or the DPH’s Web site by clicking HERE.
Please. Be responsible, and be safe.