Fri, Feb 27th, 2015
Exhibit: February 27 through April 25
What better time to dream about a garden than when the snow is deep and the temperatures low? Painter Kerry Stone and Rebecca Clark (pastels and paintings) show works inspired by flowers: from pansies in snow to gardens in full summer bloom. Ashfield Stone and Gabriel Dark Stonework offer bird baths made from boulders, stone cairns and a bench for resting and gazing at our artist’s interpretations of garden beauty. Bob Compton's steel dragonfly helps you remember the patio or pond that it needs to be near. This exhibit helps you reimagine your own garden or possibly, just possibly give you hope that spring is near!
Snow date - March 1st
Meet at the end of Flagg Hill Road, Heath. Park along road near kiosk and farm barn.
Sat, Feb 28th, 2015
Join Ted Watt, naturalist at the Hitchcock Center for the Environment in Amherst, for a relaxed exploration along the newly completed public access trail at The Benson Place low bush blueberry farm in Heath. The Benson Place has been permanently protected through the Massachusetts Agricultural Preservation Restriction program, with assistance from FLT, preserving its unique blueberry barrens habitat and the magnificent views to the south and west. We'll follow the route of the trail looking for signs of animals and other intriguing goings on in the world of nature. The present owners will welcome us to the farm. Visit www.franklinlandtrust.org to preview a trail map and brochure