June 24, 2021 Mariah

Birding at Basin Pond

Saturday, September 25, 9:00 am
Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Please RSVP to Noah at noah@thebeatnews.org.

(Up to 6 participants)

Difficulty: Moderate (easy pace, moderate elevation change)
Description: Join BNRC and BEAT on a moderate walk along the Basin Pond trails. Noah, Stewardship Manager with the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, will guide the group in learning about bird song, behavior, and habitat. We’ll also discuss some favorite field guides and apps! Please be aware that birding walks are slower paced than a hike. Wear sturdy footwear, bring water, a snack and binoculars if you have them. We will have a few to distribute for the walk. The outlined safety protocols must be followed.

Directions to Basin Pond Trailhead, Lee:
From Lee: Take Route 20 east past the Outlets. After approximately 4 miles turn left onto Becket Road. Parking will be on your left after a third of a mile.

From Great Barrington: Take Route 7 north into Stockbridge. Turn onto Route 102 heading east into Lee. After passing Big Y, turn right onto Route 20 heading east. After approximately 4 miles turn left onto Becket Road. Parking will be on your left after a third of a mile.

From Pittsfield: Take Route 20 south into Lee. From Lee, stay on Route 20 heading east, past the Mass Pike toward Becket. After approximately 4 miles turn left onto Becket Road. Parking will be on your left after a third of a mile.

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Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or Noah at noah@thebeatnews.org with any questions.


Safety Protocols
• Self-screen your health and don’t come to a hike  if:
• You or somebody in your household experiences COVID-19 symptoms or has traveled within the past 2 weeks to a location where COVID cases are high.
• Anyone in your household has been exposed to someone with COVID-19.
• Fully vaccinated participants may attend events without a face mask if comfortable doing so or are welcome to bring a mask and work masked as desired.
• Participants who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear masks for workdays when social distancing is not possible.
• All participants must practice social distancing by remaining 6 feet away from others on the trail. This includes stepping off the trail to let other visitors pass.