Whats Going On
Did you know… you can tell the temperature by the chirps of a Snowy Tree cricket? Have you ever wondered what insects make up the amazing chorus on summer nights?
The WRLF invites you to Sheep Hill on Thursday August 7th at 8:30 PM to learn more about the fascinating world of grasshoppers, crickets, katydids and more. Bring a flashlight and shoes suitable for damp and possibly mud conditions. The program is free and suitable for all ages. RAIN DATE AUGUST 14.
The Williamstown Rural Lands Foundation (WRLF) is hosting its annual summer Open House and Ice Cream Social on Thursday July 31 from 1-4 PM at its Sheep Hill headquarters in Williamstown.
The afternoon will feature activities for children, a nature hike, fun projects and local ice cream served with seasonal fruits. Visitors are encouraged to visit exhibits and explore Sheep Hill’s varied habitats and the new interpretive center. A $3 donation is suggested. The event will be held rain or shine.
The heat of summer is the peak time for butterflies, and the Sheep Hill meadow with its array of native plants attracts many varieties.
Join summer naturalist/interpreter Maria Dunlavey for a weekly butterfly walk and learn more about the natural history of these summer beauties. The walk is open to all ages and free of charge.
Wood Nymph, a common butterfly of the meadows