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Leverett Hike — Kestrel Land Trust sponsors a moderately difficult hike on Brushy Mountain in Leverett today from 1 to 3 p.m. Heavy snow cancels. Preregister at kestreltrust.org or call 549-1097.

Tracking Our Winter Residents — The Broad Brook Coalition sponsors a walk with naturalist Charley Eiseman in the Fitzgerald Lake Conservation Area in Florence today from 1 to 3 p.m. For information email bhart2000@aol.com.

Nordic Ski Fest — A benefit two-hour recreational ski tour takes place Sunday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Notchview Reservation, Route 9, Windsor. Fee is $25. For information or to register go to www.skireg.com.

Winter Skills, Fire & Night Sky Navigation — Earthwork Programs sponsors a program in Ashfield Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. Fee is $35 to $50. For information call 522-0338 or go to www.earthworksprograms.com.

Winter Crows — A slide program on crows will be followed by a trip to Springfield to see a nighttime roost on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m., offered by Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary, Easthampton. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Snowshoeing for Seniors — All Out Adventures sponsors guided beginners and intermediate group snowshoeing for ages 60 and up Mondays, Feb. 4 and 18, from 10 a.m. to noon, at the DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen; and on Feb. 11 and 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Wendell State Forest, Montague Road, Wendell. Free; equipment provided. Preregistration required; call 527-8980 or go to www.alloutadventures.org.

Snowshoeing for Ages 60 and Over — All Out Adventures sponsors free programs Feb. 6 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the DAR State Forest, Route 112, Goshen. Equipment provided. For information call 527-8980 or email info@alloutadventures.

Pioneer Valley Women’s Running Club — Weekly fun runs at Whiting Reservoir on Mount Tom take place Thursdays at 8 a.m. For information go to pvwrc.org.

Tracking at Graves Farm — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a tracking program with David McLain on Feb. 9 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Graves Farm Sanctuary, Williamsburg. Fee: $15. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Eagles at Quabbin — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors an excursion to look for wintering eagles Feb. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Quabbin Reservoir. Meet at the Quabbin Visitors Center, then carpool to Enfield Lookout. Fee: $20. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or email arcadia@massaudubon.org.

The Winter Sky — An indoor/outdoor program on winter constellations takes place Feb. 9 from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Free. Preregistration required; call 800-859-2960.

Snowshoeing for Ages 60 and Over — All Out Adventures sponsors a free program Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mount Tom State Reservation, Route 5, Holyoke. Equipment provided. For information call 527-8980 or info@alloutadventures.

Winter Wilderness Weekend for Adults — Earthwork Programs sponsors a weekend of activities Feb. 16 to 18, in foothills of the Berkshires. A $350-$450 sliding scale fee includes food, lodging, workshops. For information go to www.earthworkprograms.com or call 522-0338.

Life Under the Ice in a Winter Stream — A walk with naturalist Laurie Sanders takes place Feb. 16 at 1 p.m., beginning at the Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton. For information call 527-5386.

Animal Tracking in the Field — Arcadia Wildlife Sanctuary sponsors a tracking program with Susan Morse at Quabbin Reservoir Feb. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. Fee: $38. Preregistration required; call 584-3009 or go to arcadia@massaudubon.org.

Family Snowshoeing in the Moonlight — Event takes place Feb. 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Northfield Mountain Recreation Center, Route 63, Northfield. Free; $16 showshoe rental for adults, $10 for children. Preregistration required; call (800)859-2960.

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