June 8, 2021 Mariah

Family Self-Guided StoryWalk at The Boulders, Pittsfield

Walk 1.25 miles and learn about different animal tracks!

WHEN/WHERE:

The StoryWalk® will be on display for a self-guided adventure from Saturday, July 17th – Sunday, August 1st (dawn to dusk) at The Boulders Reserve in Pittsfield.

DESCRIPTION:

Animals are all around us. While we may not often see them, we can see signs that they have been there. Some signs might be simple footprints in snow or mud (tracks) and other signs include chewed or scratched bark, homes or even poop and pee (traces). In Animal Tracks and Traces children will become animal detectives after learning how to read the animal signs left all around. Smart detectives can even figure out what the animals were doing!

While the audience of the book is Kindergarten to 3rd grade, the content is great for all ages- even adults!

Be sure to also check out the author’s incredible Naturally Curious blog and call the Berkshire Athenaeum for a list of recommended titles for kids on animal adaptations (413) 499-9480.

DIRECTIONS:

The parking area is to the left of the house at this address: 1051 Dalton Ave, Pittsfield, MA 01201 and across from Hubbard Avenue. There is a stone staircase and informational kiosk entering the south access to The Boulders Reserve.


Did you know that you can check out a BNRC hiking backpack at the Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library?

The backpacks are filled will all the things you need for a safe, fun, and educational outdoor adventure.

  • Magnifying Glass
  • Pair of Binoculars
  • 2 Rain Ponchos
  • First Aid Kit
  • Wildflower & Tree Guide
  • Butterfly & Moth Guide
  • Bird Guide
  • Compass
  • Bug Spray
  • Journal

Be sure to check one out for your next adventure!