Though extreme weather events are making news across the globe this summer, what impacts will a changing climate have on western Massachusetts? This free, informational talk on Wednesday, July 25th at 7 PM at the Cummington Community House by Julie Richburg, Regional Ecologist with The Trustees of Reservations, will discuss how our local plants and animals will be affected by warming temperatures and unusual weather events. As part of its mission to permanently protect special places across Massachusetts, The Trustees are sharing the information and process its staff use to maintain the health and vitality of the land they manage. Dr. Richburg will provide an overview of the latest data on changing migration patterns, bloom times, and shifting food sources that have been documented by wildlife biologists across the state and region. “Even though we are seeing substantial shifts in weather-related processes and patterns, we can all take action on our own properties to maintain healthy habitats for our native birds, butterflies, and plants supporting their ability to adapt to a changing climate,” says Richburg. The talk is free and open to all, no science background needed! For more information or directions, contact Wendy Sweetser at 413.628.4485x1 or email@example.com.