May 3, 2021 Mariah

Family Self-Guided Story Walk at Housatonic Flats, Great Barrington

Hike the 1 mile and enjoy the fun story of a young owl!

WHERE/WHEN:
Otis the Owl will be on display for a self-guided adventure from Saturday, May 15th – Sunday, May 23rd (dawn to dusk) at Housatonic Flats, Great Barrington.

In beautifully detailed photographs, Mary Holland captures the first few months of a baby barred owl s life. The huge eyes and fluffy feathers will steal the hearts of readers as they learn how barred owl parents ready their young owlets for the big world outside the nest. Follow along as Otis learns to eat, fights with his sister, and prepares for flight.

While the audience of the book is 1st to 2nd grade, the content is great for all ages- even adults!

Be sure to also check out the author’s incredible Naturally Curious blog.

Directions:

From Lee: From the Mass Pike/Big Y intersection, take Route 102 southwest toward Stockbridge. In Stockbridge turn left onto Route 7. After passing Monument Mountain, before reaching Price Chopper, look for the parking lot on the right side of the road.

From Great Barrington: From the Price Chopper, head north on Route 7 for less than half a mile. Parking will be on the left.

From Lenox: Take Route 7 or Route 7A south toward Great Barrington. After passing Monument Mountain, before reaching Price Chopper, look for the parking lot on the right side of the road.

GPS: 42.216357, -73.343895 (Trailhead parking)