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Leaf peeping in the Berkshires


Stream flowing out of Riga Lake

We headed out the Masspike this past weekend, hoping to avoid the leaf peepers of Vermont and New Hampshire, and indeed, the traffic was surprisingly light this past weekend. So light that we just kept going, much farther west than we originally planned. We ended up all the way in the Great Barrington area, crossed into Connecticut and got some great views. Continue reading


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Finding Fantastic Foliage

Sculpture Park, Franklin, MA

Sculpture Park, Franklin, MA

When the woods begin filling with color, it’s as though I’ve forgotten this ever happened before. Some view fall as the harbinger of winter, but for me, it is the long-promised relief from the heat of summer. Continue reading

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Foliage Detectives

Marjorie is ready to talk about

Marjorie is ready to talk about “Foliage Detecting”

The foliage season has begun, and with it comes “Foliage Detectives!” Our first program was at the Framingham (MA) Public Library, with ten more opportunities in the next month to learn how you too can become a foliage detective. Stop by and say hello at one of our upcoming programs. https://marjorieturner.com/schedule/

Here’s what one participant had to say about last night’s program:

Thank you for presenting your program on Foliage Detectives this evening!  It was informative and inspiring to see how many beautiful spots we have within a relatively short distance!

Michelle LeMonde-McIntyre, Supervisor of Community & Outreach Services

Framingham (MA) Public Library

Marjorie Turner Hollman

Marjorie Turner Hollman is a personal historian who loves the outdoors, and has completed two guides to Easy Walking trails in Massachusetts, “Easy Walks in Massachusetts 2nd edition,” and “More Easy Walks in Massachusetts.” A native Floridian, she came north for college and snow! New England Regional Chair for the Association of Personal Historians, she is a Certified Legacy Planner with LegacyStories.org, and is the producer of numerous veterans interviews for the Bellingham/Mendon Veteran’s History Project. http://www.marjorieturner.com



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A Closer Look at Fall in New England

Fall foliage is all about… the leaves, of course. But it’s not just maple trees. Plants such as poison ivy also contribute to the show.

poison ivy

Poison Ivy

And even when leaves are changing colors, they are all on their own schedule. Continue reading


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