Woods Walk at the Haskell Farm, May 14, 2016
Western Mass Woodlands for Wildlife:
Woods Walk at the Haskell Farm, Peru, MA
Saturday, May 14th (Rain Date: May 21st)
10am – 1pm
28 Haskell Road, Peru, MA
This event is free and open to all
This easy field walk and discussion will highlight the forestry and habitat management work done on the Haskell Farm, where landowner Steve Hayes has spent
decades managing his woodlands for wildlife habitat. Listen for songbirds as you tour young forests and grasslands that provide critical food and shelter
for birds and other wildlife. Experts from Mass Audubon, MA DCR Service Forestry, and Mass Wildlife will be on hand to share information about why
certain wildlife species are declining, forest management practices that enhance wildlife habitat, and new cost share programs available to help you
manage your woods for wildlife.
The Western Mass Woodlands for Wildlife program is a regional partnership between MA Department of Conservation and Recreation, Massachusetts Audubon,
the Massachusetts Woodlands Institute, the Massachusetts Forest Alliance, and USDA’s Natural Resource Conservation Service. Together, these organizations
are providing expertise, assistance and funding necessary for you to manage your woodlands for wildlife.
This event is co-sponsored by the Massachusetts Tree Farm Program.
Free and open to all.
Pre-registration is requested. Call 625-9151 or email melissa@masswoodlands for more information, directions, or to register.
The Massachusetts Woodlands Institute is a non-profit organization that encourages and assists landowners in responsibly managing their woodlands, The
Institute is a subsidiary of the Franklin Land Trust, and is based in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts.
Photograph of Yellow-bellied Sapsucker by John Harrison