‘Dave & Dale’s Nature Journal’ new show on AOTV

  • David Small and Dale Monette, of the Athol Bird and Nature Club, are stars of “Dave & Dale’s Nature Journal” on AOTV. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Staff Report
Published: 2/10/2020 10:06:43 PM
Modified: 2/10/2020 10:06:39 PM

“Dave & Dale’s Nature Journal” is the newest series to be seen on the screens of North Quabbin viewers and beyond.

David Small and Dale Monette, of the Athol Bird and Nature Club are new “stars.” This team of naturalists has been observing the local wildlife since they were students in Mr. Coyle’s class.

Yes, they remember how the bird feeder was just outside the classroom window, and class trips always brought something new to observe and think about. They have continued this interest in the natural world both professionally and personally.

Both Small and Monette had careers with the state Department of Conservation and Recreation at the Quabbin and Ware River Watersheds. They have lots of information to share in their adventure on AOTV as feature hosts.

Small is president of the Athol Bird and Nature Club as well as a valuable member of environmental and planning projects in the Town of Athol. He is a guest speaker throughout the state and the region sharing his love of nature with presentations of birds, dragonflies and a variety of other wildlife.

Monette is a skilled wildlife photographer. His illustrated local wildlife books are: “Secret Lives of the Quabbin” and “Voyagers, Visitors and Home.” His vivid, captivating photography is only possible with lots of patience and knowledge of animal behaviors.

With the help of AOTV staff, including Production Manager Shane Brown, their presentations are alive with outstanding photos, interesting conversation and information for both the local hobby naturalist and the serious outdoor scientist.

You can view “Dave & Dale’s Nature Journal” on AOTV Channel 1301 (Spectrum) or Video On Demand on aotv13.org by going to Video On Demand. Use the search feature to find “Dave & Dale’s Nature Journal.” There is a segment on the show to answer your submitted questions. They would enjoy hearing from viewers about wildlife questions or ideas for future shows.

Contact AOTV, at 978-249-4470 or info@aotv13.org.


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