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MassWildlife Biologist to Speak at Berkshire Green Drinks
11:44AM / Wednesday, February 22, 2023
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DALTON, Mass. — Wildlife biologist Nathan Buckhout will present at the March Berkshire Green Drinks gathering on Wednesday, March 8, at 6:00 PM in person at Shire Breu-Hous inside The Stationery Factory, 63 Flansburg Ave. and online via Zoom. 
Buckhout will talk about Mustelids, otherwise known as the weasel family, and go over some common characteristics of the diverse group. 
Mustelids are a family of carnivorous mammals, which include weasels, minks, otters, fishers, martens, and wolverines, among others. Buckhout will briefly discuss each species presently in Massachusetts, as well as species that have disappeared from the region. He will also discuss some common misconceptions and human-mustelid-related issues that commonly occur. 
Additionally, Buckhout is an expert on bears and enjoys discussing all types of wildlife; he welcomes all questions about any wildlife during the Q&A session.
The in-person gathering begins at 5:00 PM at Shire Breu-Hous. The presentation will take place upstairs in a venue space of The Stationery Factory at 6:00 PM. RSVP to the in-person event at
Pre-registration is required to attend the virtual presentation. Register at
Berkshire Green Drinks (formerly Pittsfield Green Drinks) is an informal gathering on the second Wednesday of the month. A guest speaker talks for about 30 minutes beginning at 6 PM, and the presentation is followed by a discussion and Q&A. These nights are free and open to everyone with any environmental interest. 
Berkshire Green Drinks is sponsored and organized by the Berkshire Environmental Action Team (BEAT). For more information regarding Berkshire Green Drinks, contact Chelsey Simmons,, (413) 464-9402.
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