HITCHCOCK CENTER

AMHERST — Julie Johnson’s 20-year run as executive director of the Hitchcock Center for the Environment, and the successful conclusion of a capital...

AMHERST — Hitchcock Center for the Environment’s new executive director, William “Billy” Spitzer, who begins his tenure later in July, brings...

Outdoor lore

2/17/21

AMHERST – Participants in the “Jumping Mice” group, for kindergartners and first graders, hiked to what’s known as the “Squirrel Kitchen” to enjoy...

AMHERST — Already well known for its environmental education when Julie Johnson arrived as executive director, the Hitchcock Center for the...

The headlines started in March, from media nationwide. From CNN: “Invasive ‘Murder Hornet’ spotted in United States.” From The Associated Press...

Talking ticks at the Hitchcock Center

6/20/18

AMHERST — To combat the growing rate of Lyme disease in the Northeast, the Hitchcock Center for the Environment will host a presentation Monday...

AMHERST — As the existential problem of catastrophic climate change increasingly haunts humanity, many are looking for important ways to combat...

At this time of year I count on one of my favorite spring wildflowers, the little bluet (Houstonia caerulea), for a lovely show. Depending on exact...

Amazed as I am to say it, this is the 200th Earth Matters column. Something about having 10 fingers and 10 toes seems to make us like numbers...

Historic house tours are often an opportunity to look back to the charms and customs of an earlier time. But this year’s Amherst Historical Society...

In 2013, wildlife agencies from nine states, led by MassWildlife, were awarded a half-million-dollar grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service....

Short-lived spring flowers put on a stunning show

5/6/16

Ah, spring is in the air: lengthening days, mild breezes, bees a-buzz. To me, the most wonderful aspect of this season is the green-up, when nature...



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