Vol. IV No. 15 8/1/2023
Berkshire Botanical Garden presents "Family Fridays," July 28 through Aug. 25
STOCKBRIDGE, MASS. — Berkshire Botanical Garden's 2023 summer family programming continues with "Family Fridays." This series includes four programs on animals large and small and explores the lives of mammals, animal habitats and birds of prey. Presenters will encourage an innate curiosity about the natural world and promote a deeper connection to the Berkshire landscape and world at large.
August 4 — Musician, Puppeteer and Videographer Tom Knight. Combining elements of Mr. Rogers' gentle spirit and the unbound creativity of Jim Henson, Knight has created an original show that entertains and enlightens young children and adults alike.
August 11 — "Storyteller: Earth Rhythms, A Song and Story Celebration" featuring Davis Bates. This program will include traditional and contemporary folk songs and stories about nature and animals from New England and around the world.
August 18 — "Nature Matters" with Jen Leahey. Nature Matters, based in Lee, Mass., cares for animals that are unable to survive in the wild either due to an injury or because they were born in captivity and never learned how to fend for themselves. This program will explore humans' relationships and connection with animals, explore how animals came into the care of Nature Matters and discuss responsibilities to other species, both wild and non-wild alike.
August 25 — "Birds of Prey" with Tom Ricardi. In this program, learn about the natural history of these magnificent birds, observe some of their unique behaviors, and inspire us to appreciate and respect these important members of our wild kingdom.
Family Fridays are free with Garden admission, and BBG members are admitted free of charge. Berkshire Botanical Garden is located at 5 West Stockbridge Rd., Stockbridge, Mass. Visit BerkshireBotanical.org for more information.
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