Your guide to the Beals’ Preserve Celebration on Sunday

Taken on the Beals' Preserve last October
Taken on the Beals' Preserve last October

Rain or shine, the place to be on Sunday afternoon is the Beals’ Preserve. Here’s your definitive guide to the festivities.

When: Sunday, September 27, 12:00 to 5:00 pm
Where: South side of Main St opposite Chestnut Hill Road (map)
Parking: South side of Main St., follow the signs

Scheduled events:

  • 12:00 – Arrive, picnicking
  • 12:30 – Ribbon cutting/dedication
  • 1:00 – Animal Adventures Presentation
  • 1:00 – Trail walk with naturalist Peter Alden
    Peter Alden a world-renowned naturalist, lecturer, ecotourism guide and author of 15 books on North American and African wildlife, including the National Audubon Society’s Regional Field Guide Series.
  • 1:00 – 4:00 Gordon Morrison, illustrator, at pond
    Gordon Morrison author, artist, illustrator. Winner of numerous awards including the prestigious “John Burrows Award” for his 5 nature books for children including “A Drop of Water” and “Nature in the Neighborhood.” He is also the Illustrator of the well-known Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide and Mass Audubon’s “Curious Naturalist” series.
  • 2:00 – Trail walk with naturalist Jeff Collins
    Jeff leads local and International bird walks and gets a particular thrill out of introducing people to birding. He holds a Master of Science in botany from the University of Vermont Field Naturalist Program. Bring binoculars if you have them.
  • 2:30 – Trail walk with naturalist Peter Alden
  • 4:00 – Book signing – Gordon, Peter, & Jeff
  • 4:30 – Last bids for silent auction.

Ongoing throughout the afternoon:

  • Artists Painting in the field
  • Scarecrow display on property
  • Silent auction
  • Nature based scavenger hunt
  • Lemonade & snack stand – refreshments for sale
  • Bluegrass Music by Railroad House Band (

See you there!

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