June 24, 2021 Mariah

Birding at Yokun Ridge South

Saturday, August 28, 9:00 am
Duration: Approximately 2 hours

Please RSVP to Noah at noah@thebeatnews.org.

(Up to 8 participants)

Difficulty: Moderate (easy pace, moderate elevation change)
Description: Join BNRC and BEAT on a moderate walk along the Yokun Ridge South trails, from Olivia’s Overlook. Noah, Stewardship Manager with the Berkshire Environmental Action Team, will guide the group in learning about bird song, behavior, and habitat. We will 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 Olivia’s Overlook Trailhead, Richmond | West Stockbridge:
From Lenox: Take Route 183 west for 1.5 miles, passing Tanglewood. When Route 183 curves left, bear right onto Richmond Mountain Road (sign says to Rt. 41/Richmond). Drive 1.5 miles and the parking lot will be on your left.

From West Stockbridge: Head north on Swamp Road and make an immediate right onto Lenox Road. At 2.0 miles, turn right and continue another 0.1 mile to Olivia’s Overlook on the right.

From Pittsfield: Take Rt. 20 west 0.8 miles. Make a left onto Barker Road and drive 6.6 miles. Make a left onto Lenox Road and drive 1.8 miles to Olivia’s Overlook, on the right.

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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.