Kids Programs Schedule 2023

  Scholarships are available for all programs, please inquire with Dana Williams, programs@rurallands.org! Vacation Programs Four day nature programs for Grades K-4 February Vacation, Feb 21-24, 1 – 4 pm  … Read more

Farmland Preservation Project Milestone!

A milestone is reached. Earlier this week Williamstown Rural Lands took a definitive step toward preserving a landmark farm and viewshed on Oblong Road. We accepted the Select Board’s assignment … Read more

Farmland Preservation in Williamstown

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Farmland the world over is under pressure of conversion to other uses, such as for house lots, parking lots, and industrial development. A NY Times article last week tells the … Read more

Book Group Re-launches

Rural Lands’ Eyes on the Land Book Group launches our Winter season. We will meet on the 3rd Thursday of each month, 6 – 7:30 PM at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold … Read more

Treasure hunting on the West Branch

Saturday morning was a chilly one, but the sun was out. A group of hardy volunteers joined Rural Lands and HooRWA for a joint stream cleanup in south Williamstown along … Read more

News From the Pond

On Wednesday this week we found our first baby wood frogs of the year at Sheep Hill. The kids in our second session Nature Discovery Program discovered them in the … Read more

Pollinators galore

Just watching the butterflies flutter by on a hot summer day is a meditation. Around the flowers beginning to bloom in the hot July heat, the faint buzzing of bees … Read more

Don’t look up!

You might get caterpillar frass in your eye. Hikers visiting the Pine Cobble trail this season will have encountered a dramatically changed forest canopy. Due to an outbreak of the … Read more

We’re hiring an educator

Are you someone who appreciates the natural and rural landscapes of our beautiful Berkshires? Do you enjoy spending time outdoors and sharing your love of the natural world with kids? … Read more

Upcoming Saturday Activities

FUN Saturday EVENTS coming up. Sheep to Shawl Festival, Saturday, May 7, 11-3 – at Sheep Hill. Come enjoy sheep herding, sheep sheering, sheep petting, sheepish grins — all things … Read more

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