Join naturalists Lula Field and Christine Beckert Long on Saturday, August 11 in exploring a part of Lawton State Forest with two beautiful ponds. Meet at Skyfields, the headquarters of Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust, 1461 Old Keene Rd., Athol. Wear long pants. Bring water, camera, field guides. Heavy rain cancels. Info: Chris Long, 978-249-0246. Co-sponsored by the Athol Bird and Nature Club and MGLCT and part of both organizations’ celebration of Athol 2012.