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Program Calendar

July 2021

Friday, July 2, 2021 - 8:30pm to 11:00pm
The Caterpillar Lab will set up sheets with special, ultra-moth-attracting lights and help identify the hundreds of species expected to fly in. Visitors will be surprised by the diversity, size and beauty of Western Massachusetts nocturnal insects. Bring...
Monday, July 5, 2021 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Caterpillar Lab is moving in, and while the exhibit halls will be full of their munching critters and offer lots to explore, the real story is the one going on outside in our gardens where these creatures are living out their strange lives in the wild...
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Our July bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers. Bring...

August 2021

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Nature Matters is home to a diverse collection of animal educators. Many of these animals found their way there because they were unable to survive in the wild due to an injury or they were born in captivity and never learned how to fend for themselves....
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Our August bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month, throughout the season. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers....
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
This program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories about nature and animals from New England and around the world. Hear how Coyote got his howl, how foam came to be in the ocean, and more. Be prepared to sing, move and clap your...
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Meet us on the Fitzpatrick lawn as Environmental Educator Joy Marzolf introduces us to the Wild World of Reptiles. What is the difference between a lizard and a snake? A crocodile and an alligator? Can turtles really leave their shells like they do in the...
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Join wildlife rehabilitator Tom Ricardi for his ever-popular presentation on birds of prey. Tom will share the natural history of these magnificent birds, demonstrate some of their unique behaviors and inspire children of all ages to appreciate, respect,...
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Discover the mysterious world of bats. This program, which includes a slideshow and walk, will introduce participants to the bats that live around us and what we can do to be better neighbors to these intriguing, winged mammals. Pre-registration is...

September 2021

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 5:30pm to Friday, September 10, 2021 - 6:45pm
Our September bird walk with Mass Audubon. Birding around the Botanical Gardens is offered the second Thursday of every month throughout the year. This monthly bird walk will celebrate the amazing birds that live amongst the trees, grasses and flowers....

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