Williamstown Rural Lands News

Summer Counselor Positions for Sheep Hill Scientists

May 14, 2024

Want to get outside and explore nature with kids?  Join us this summer at Sheep Hill, 671 Cold Spring Rd (Route 7) Three sessions, hiring by the session Session I

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Newest WRL Newsletter

February 16, 2024

Enjoy a digital copy of the good news, spectacular views, and anticipation of ewes in our Winter 2024 Newsletter.  

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Goodbye, Hello

February 8, 2024

We wish long-time Assistant Director Cathy Talarico a long and fruitful retirement. She is leaving Rural Lands at the end of February after sixteen years  managing the Rural Lands administration,

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WRL Overview

In this video, actress and Williamstown Theater Festival alumna Jessica Hecht introduces our land trust in northern Berkshire County, Massachusetts. Consider it your invitation to join us at our many WRL properties and events.

Upcoming Events

StoryWalk® at Margaret Lindley Park: The Gruffalo

StoryWalk® at Margaret Lindley Park: The Gruffalo

06/01/2024 - 06/30/2024    
All Day
There are many predators lurking in the forest but who is the scariest of them all? The Gruffalo, of course! Follow along with Mouse's journey to trick Fox, Owl and [...]
Field & Forest Tai Chi: Sheep Hill

Field & Forest Tai Chi: Sheep Hill

06/08/2024    
9:30 am - 11:00 am
$0.00 - $10.00
Join Williamstown Rural Lands and experienced outdoor guide and certified Tai Chi instructor, Mary Hannah Parkman, to experience nature in a new way. Participants will learn the art of mindful [...]
Family Bird Banding Field Trip

Family Bird Banding Field Trip

06/08/2024    
10:00 am - 11:30 am
$0.00
Have you ever wondered how scientists study birds? Join Dr. Heather Williams of the Williams College biology department to find out in this hands-on science experience for families! Become part [...]
Guided Hike: Transit to Trails

Guided Hike: Transit to Trails

06/15/2024    
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
Transit to Trails Distance: 5.0 miles Difficulty: Moderately strenuous Hike Leader: Allen Pope Wouldn't it be nice to have a hike you don't necessarily have to drive to? This is just [...]
Learn About Trail Maintenance: WRLF Loop Trail

Learn About Trail Maintenance: WRLF Loop Trail

06/16/2024    
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$0.00
How do you keep a trail in good shape? Amidst the continual growth of trees and shrubs, the increasingly torrential summer rains (and winter wind!), we're lucky that our trails [...]
Guided Hike: Solstice Evening Hike Down the Shepherd's Well Trail

Guided Hike: Solstice Evening Hike Down the Shepherd's Well Trail

06/19/2024    
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm
$0.00
Solstice Evening Hike Down the Shepherd’s Well Trail Distance: 1.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate Hike Leader: Jeff Strait This hike is the leader’s favorite after-dinner hike in the summertime. The sun will [...]
Early Summer Butterflies of Sheep Hill

Early Summer Butterflies of Sheep Hill

06/22/2024    
9:30 am - 11:00 am
$0.00
Join us for a leisurely butterflying experience at Sheep Hill with local butterfly enthusiast Doug Lister in search of our early summer Lepidopteran neighbors. Look for hairstreaks, whites, swallowtails, fritillaries [...]
Invasive Species Workdays: Fitch Woodlands Clean-up

Invasive Species Workdays: Fitch Woodlands Clean-up

06/27/2024    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Help us restore our local ecosystems! Feeling helpless in the face of climate change and biodiversity loss? Roll up your sleeves and join our effort to restore the local landscape! [...]
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