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  The Flying Deer Nature Center in New Lebanon, NY has teamed up with Mass Audubon's Berkshire Sanctuaries for two presentations this week.

The first is Deep Nature Connection: An Evening Talk with Jon Young which will take place on Friday, April 24 at the Lenox Community Center. For 26 years, Jon has served as a mentor in the art of understanding bird and animal language, leading communities worldwide to recover these skills.

The second event is Song of the Forest, a one-day workshop for adults and kids at at Pleasant Valley Wildlife Sanctuary in Lenox, MA taking place on Sunday, April 26. Bird Language gives us insight into the subtle goings-on in nature—including right in our backyards.

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Winter’s grip on the Northeast is slowly loosening even in places far less traveled. In part two of our spring series, WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis found spring is running nature’s course...just at a slower pace this year.

A dozen federal, state, and local agencies and organizations are undertaking a conservation and economic development project in the most densely forested area of Massachusetts. It is also an area of above average poverty and unemployment rates.

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Environmentalists in Massachusetts are campaigning to make sure federal funding remains intact to preserve the commonwealth’s parks and natural resources.

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Environmentalists celebrated the removal of a dam on a wildlife sanctuary in Pittsfield on Thursday.

Water is flowing naturally in Sackett Brook for the first time in more than 80 years. In October, a dam and a bridge were removed from the 8.5-mile stream. Tom Lautzenheiser, a scientist with Mass Audubon, oversaw the four-year project.