Williamstown: Professor to lead habitat walk in Hopkins Forest


Thomas F. Tyning, professor of environmental science at Berkshire Community College, will lead a foray in Hopkins Forest to look at a variety of its habitats and species from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sunday, April 13. The walk starts at the Rosenburg Center in Hopkins Forest and is free and open to the public.

The aim of the foray will be to look for frogs, toads, salamanders, snakes, and turtles. Tyning will lead an exploration of a variety of habitats, including forests, ponds, and streams, and to find and learn about the identification, life history, and behavior of some of the 20 species that inhabit Hopkins Forest.

Tyning is author of "A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles" and is an authority on New England natural history and habitat and focuses mainly on amphibians and reptilian species and habitats.

Hopkins Forest, which is owned and operated by Williams College, is located at the intersection of Bulkley Street and Northwest Hill Road.


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