May 27, 2019 Mariah

Hollow Fields Hike, Richmond, 7/5/2019

It’s prime firefly season at Hollow Fields!

HOLLOW FIELDS

Friday, July 5, 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Difficulty: Moderate (easy pace, moderate elevation change)

Description: Did you grow up with lightning bugs or fireflies?  Have you seen either of them recently?  Now’s the time!

Join us at Hollow Fields for an easy evening stroll.  At 8 we’ll hike about 1 mile to see the views across South County.  We’ll turn around at 8:30, just as the first ‘flies come out.  By 9:30 the show should be spectacular.  The stars should be stellar, too!  You’ll be back at your car by 10.

BYOB, if you’re so inclined.  Families are welcome, too.

Please wear sturdy footwear and bring a headlamp or flashlight.

Directions:

From Great Barrington: Take Route 41 north into Richmond. After passing Route 295, Perry Peak Road will be the next left approximately one mile down the road. On Perry Peak Road, find the parking at the second red barn on the left, with a BNRC sign by the road.

From Pittsfield: Get on West Housatonic Street (Route 20) heading west. Turn left onto Route 41 just before Hancock Shaker Village. After 2.5 miles turn right onto Perry Peak Road. Parking is signed, second red barn on the left.

From Lenox: Take Route 183 west towards Tanglewood. Just passed Tanglewood, turn right onto Richmond Mountain Road. Richmond Mountain Road becomes Lenox Road. Continue on Lenox Road through a few intersections and 3 miles. When you get to Route 41, turn right. After passing Route 295, Perry Peak Road will be the next left approximately one mile down the road. On Perry Peak Road, find the parking at the second red barn on the left, with a BNRC sign by the road.

Email Mariah at mauman@bnrc.org or call 413-499-0596 (M-F, 9-5) with any questions regarding the Landkeepers Upcoming Hikes & Events. Severe weather will cancel the event.