Berkshire Natural Resources Council Housatonic Ball Field
Park Street/Route 183, Great Barrington, MA

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About Housatonic Ball Field

The Housatonic Ball Field is an old baseball field that has returned to nature over years of underuse and has become a sanctuary and habitat for many plants and animals. The old backstop and benches are still in the field but have been overgrown by vines and tall, lush meadow grasses. The meadow is interspersed with different brush plants and shrubs, making it a perfect wilderness spot for a bounty of animals to live. Rabbits love darting through the grass, and under the bushes, white-tailed deer prance through the meadow, and a wide variety of pollinating bees, butterflies, and other insects enjoy the countless species of wildflowers that grow here. Goldenrod, purple loosestrife, daisies, and myriad others give this old ball field vibrant colors year-round. The trees surrounding the area add even more color to the landscape in the fall when their leaves turn stunning shades of red, orange, and yellow. Many species of birds also call this area home, so this is a common location for birders. Although it is no longer a field to play baseball on, the Housatonic Ball Field is a beautiful landscape in the Berkshires.

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