Nature Videos by ABNC and AOTV

Dave and Dale Journal

In the Fall of 2019, a new video series was introduced by ABNC president Dave Small and noted author and photographer Dale Monette. With help from Shane Brown, Bonnie Benjamin, and Carol Courville of AOTV the series is progressing and now covers many topics of natural history interest. The goal is to tape a new program for release each month touching on topics following the seasonal shifts in wildlife activity. ABNC and MREC also will be hosting many programs and events with our partners and when available we will also post these programs on this page.  Follow the links below for some of the current programs. Please support AOTV  for all the great community programming they offer.  If you have a program suggestion or have an interesting photo or video to share email

Dave and Dales Nature Journal

Vernal Pool Critters  

Both Dave and Dale have been looking at Vernal Pool Critters our whole lives. Working at DCR we were able to spend time investigating some of the common and some less common species in or area. Join us as we explore the awakening of spring in our vernal pools.

The Annual Christmas Bird Count 

For more than 50 years members of the Athol Bird and Nature Club have conducted the National Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Learn what the group found on the December 14th, 2019 count.

Restoring Bald Eagles in Massachusetts

Both Dave and Dale spent much of their professional life working for the Department of Conservation and Recreation at the picturesque Quabbin Reservoir. Hear about their first-hand perspective on the successful reintroduction of the majestic Bald Eagles in Massachusetts.

Royalston’s Eagle Reserve

Home to nesting Eagles, as well as beavers, otters, and a host of wildlife, Mount Grace’s Eagle Reserve is a 139-acre mix of woods, wetlands, and open water that is now open to the public. The short video below by Paul Rezendes offers a virtual tour of one of the North Quabbin’s most breathtaking places.

Talks sponsored by ABNC and our partners

Forest Carbon: An essential natural solution for climate change
Foresty Carbon Poster