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Spring Fling at Moran Wildlife Management Area — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors exploration of the Berkshire Plateau landscape at wildlife management area in Windsor today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Vernal Pool Certification — Indoor/outdoor program on vernal pool ecology and steps to vernal pool certification takes place Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m., at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $7. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Vernal Pools Hike — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors hike with biologist Brandon Abbott on April 6 from 1 to 3 p.m., Fitzgerald Lake, Northampton. Children accompanied by adult welcome. Heavy rain cancels. For more information call 549-1097 or email kestreltrust.org to register.

Family Night Hike — A hike for families with children ages 5 to 12 takes place April 6 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m., at Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $10. Preregistration required; call 584-3009.

Dance of the American Woodcock at Park Hill Orchard — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a program on woodcock courtship display on April 7 from 6 to 8 p.m., Park Hill Orchard, 82 Park Hill Road, Easthampton. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009.

Northampton Cross-Country Races — 5K races starting and ending at Northampton Community Gardens, Burts Pit Road, Northampton on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Registration starts at 5:45 p.m. Fee: $5 adults; under 18 free. For more information call Don Grant at 584-7725.

Sky Dance: Woodcocks at Twilight — Observation of woodcock courtship display takes place April 9, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Free. Preregistration required; call (800)859-296.

Trail Work Boot Camp — Basic trail maintenance session takes place April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Ages 8 and up welcome. Preregistration required; call (800)859-296.

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