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The Ripple: Squelching through Wetlands Reveals Nature at its Most Natural

The Beauty and Ickyness of Upland Wetlands

Last week, I stood by the side of the East Branch of the Westfield River in Chesterfield with a group of intrepid explorers, astonished by the gasp and growl of its raging flood waters. 986 more words

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Recap Map: Western MA Weekend Summary & Family Guide for July 26th & 27th, 2014

Here’s a recap of news and information posted on Hilltown Families this past week, along with a map for finding out what’s happening this weekend and next week throughout Western MA! 329 more words

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I have officially been living in lesbian country for one year now! It has impacted my life forever. I don’t think I could’ve came out in New Jersey. 62 more words


Suggested Events for July 26th-August 1st, 2014

Discover fun and educational events happening this week in western Massachusetts, along with announcements, upcoming events, links, resources and the HFVS podcast.

SUGGEST AN EVENT… 12,047 more words

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07.21.2014 Hey, Hey, we're the Monkeys


Here are two Monkey-flower images.  Personally, I don’t see the monkey’s face, but that is how it got its name.  Do you see a monkey? 43 more words

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07.20.2014 Moody Bridge Oak

I set out this morning with visions of Monkey-flowers dancing in my head.  Before I headed to the spot where I often find them, I took a left turn and drove into Hadley as it was fair fogged and I have had this image in my head for a while.  104 more words

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