Hilltown Families


Take yourself into the world of the exotic intrigue of “Butterflies” at Berkshire Museum’s newest exhibit where the whole family will be introduced to butterflies from all around the world. The butterfly effect brings educational opportunities beyond where these beautiful creatures come from but also explores their representation in art and how studying them stimulates the analytical mind. Pair a visit to the museum with a visit to Project Native’s Butterfly House, and a study of the metamorphosis of caterpillars into butterflies at home, and have a well rounded community-based educational experience this summer that supports interests in entomology, ecology, and even math art & history!

Hickory Tussock Moth Have your kids been handling these white and black fuzzy caterpillars that are so abundant this summer (Hickory Tussock Moth)? Some families are reporting skin rashes after handling these little guys (while others have had no reactions at all). We haven’t seen any health alerts issued in MA, but they have been issued in other regions, stating that handling these little guys can produce a rash that is “often… Read More

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