Conservation

AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.

All About Forest Bird Song (#BeOnlineWithAMC)

Thursday, June 11, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Join Michele Grzenda, Naturalist and AMC leader for a beginners virtual class in learning 16 bird songs common to our Forests. Learn to differentiate 3 types of thrushes. Find out which owl hoots "who's awake, me too!" Warblers, Vireos, and many other species will also be discussed.

For more information and to register:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1YEpMDmU919uvadkfH6gH1BrvXw__L49nkp7L...

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

All About Backyard Bird Song ID (#BeOnlineWithAMC)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Join Michele Grzenda, Naturalist and AMC leader for a virtual beginners class in learning the common songs and calls of our backyard birds. Birdsong identification is a lot like learning a foreign language. We'll start with a few basic bird songs as reference, then add to your repertoire with repetition and practice. You'll learn the different types of sounds the birds make and why they make them. Michele will introduce you to the techniques you can use to remember birdsongs.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

All About Backyard Bird Song ID (#BeOnlineWithAMC)

Thursday, May 21, 2020 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Join Michele Grzenda, Naturalist and AMC leader for a virtual beginners class in learning the common songs and calls of our backyard birds. Birdsong identification is a lot like learning a foreign language. We'll start with a few basic bird songs as reference, then add to your repertoire with repetition and practice. You'll learn the different types of sounds the birds make and why they make them. Michele will introduce you to the techniques you can use to remember birdsongs.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

All About Invasive Plants in MA (#BeOnlineWithAMC)

Thursday, May 14, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Invasive plants are one of the greatest threats to the nature of Massachusetts because they out-compete, displace, or kill native species. These non-native species -- many introduced to Massachusetts accidentally or on purpose for garden or landscape use -- thrive and proliferate. Join Michele Grzenda, YM Leader and Naturalist to learn about 12 common invasive plants in the greater boston area. Michele will also review what you can do to help reduce the spread of invasives.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

#BeOnlineWithAMC Edible Plants and Mushrooms in and around the Greater Boston Area

Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Greater Boston is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants. Many of these species are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, wild edibles enthusiast and author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 90-minute slide show covering at least three dozen of the tastiest species the region has to offer. These include plant species everyone knows well, like Daisies and Dandelions, to species they may never have even heard of, like Calamus and Carrion Flower.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

#BeOnlineWithAMC - All About Vernal Pools

Thursday, April 23, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Have you ever heard what sounds like ducks quacking at night in April? Ever wondered what's making that ruckus from that little pond in the woods? Join YM Leader/coleader and Naturalists, Michele Grzenda and Amber Carr on an indoor and virtual presentation introducing you to Vernal Pools. Learn why these seasonal wetlands should be protected, and how you can help to protect local vernal pools and other wildlife.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet episode 8

Sunday, May 10, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a Netflix party screening of Our Planet episode 8: Forests. Please use the Chrome browser and make sure you have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet episode 7

Sunday, May 3, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a Netflix party screening of Our Planet episode 7: Fresh Water. Please use the Chrome browser and make sure you have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet episode 6

Sunday, April 26, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Join us for a Netflix party screening of Our Planet episode 6: The High Seas. Please use the Chrome browser and make sure you have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

#BeOnlineWithAMC Our Planet Episode 5

Sunday, April 19, 2020 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Join us for a Netflix Party screening of Our Planet episode 5: From Deserts to Grasslands." Please make sure you're using the Chrome browser and have installed the Netflix Party extension. Contact Katie for the link, or check our Facebook group.

Trip details

Activity: 
Conservation
Trip state: 
MA
Trip country: 
USA
Status: 
Open
Leader: 
Katherine Blair katieblair89@gmail.com

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