After several weeks of unusually cold weather our biome has become unusually beautiful—especially in the Westfield River watershed. The river has frozen over, allowing us to go places we are normally prevented from going. Our non-hibernating mammal neighbors are crossing rivers and brooks, moreover, giving us a chance to gauge the vitality of the biome, and to feel empathy for them. How strong and resilient they are!
SO: instead of hiding away another day, getting cabin fever and missing this miraculous transformation, come explore a stretch of the East Branch of the Westfield River with us. We’ll show you how to read the ice so you enjoy the thrills and strangeness safely.
When: Sunday, 12-3 pm
Wear: weather appropriate clothing. Though it’s supposed to be in the 20’s, it will be cold, and there will probably be a wind.
Bring: snowshoes, walking stick
Biocitizen appreciates, but does not demand, a $25 tax-deductible donation for the outing. Your donation goes to pay for things like postage stamps, tax accountants, insurance, and fixing the AC in the Beast, our 2002 Ford Econoline van.