11Apr2017

The Big Night

At Nature Learning Center

As spring rains soak New Hampshire amphibians such as spotted salamanders and wood frogs make their ways to vernal pools to breed.  Many are killed as they cross roads on their journey.  We will monitor Bald Hill Road by the NLC, to assist our amphibian friends as they head to vernal pools to breed.  We are never quite sure when this will occur until it is upon us! Call 447-6991 to register to be on a call list for “The Big Night!”.  Raincoats, boots, and flashlights mandatory!

29Apr2017

Birding in the Brownfield Bog

From 7am

At Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield

Join bird experts on a weekly bird walk at the Brownfield Bog.  This wetland is rich in its diversity of birds as they make their way north to rest or nest.  Bring binoculars or borrow ours.  Wear rubber boots, and bring a snack. Walks will run Saturday, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, beginning at7:00am.

29Apr2017

Wildflower Walk

From 9:30am until noon

At Meet at the Nature Learning Center to carpool

Education Director Lori Jean Kinsey will lead this exploration for spring ephemerals on an Upper Saco Valley Land Trust easement.  This floodplain forest should show us some familiar flowers such as trout lily’s, red trilliums, and spring beauties.  Co-sponsored with the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. 

03May2017

Warbler Identification II

From 7pm

At Nature Learning Center

It’s week two of identifying warblers with Will Broussard.  Be prepared as the warbler wave begins! 

06May2017

Birding in the Brownfield Bog

From 7am

At Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield

Join bird experts on a weekly bird walk at the Brownfield Bog.  This wetland is rich in its diversity of birds as they make their way north to rest or nest.  Bring binoculars or borrow ours.  Wear rubber boots, and bring a snack. Walks will run Saturday, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, beginning at7:00am.

06May2017

Electricity from the Sun: the Nuts & Bolts of Photovoltaics

From 9:30am until 11:30am

At Nature Learning Center

Solar electricity generation for homes and businesses has become very affordable over the past three years.  Now is the time to learn what you can do to make those costs even less by learning about options for Do-It-Yourself installation, no-up-front financing, and Community Solar.   The MWV Valley Citizens for Energy Efficient Communities, (Citizen’s Energy Team) and Tin Mountain Conservation Center are presenting an informational, non-commercial  workshop on Solar Electricity at the Nature Center on Bald Hill Rd in Albany on May 6th from 9:30-11:30am.  This presentation and question and answer session will help those interested in reducing their home, business or public building’s electric costs by investing in photovoltaic solar panels  (PV’s).

This workshop kicks off with  Ed Solar, a founder of the Berlin Area Renewable Area Initiative (BAREI), an organization equivalent to the Tin Mountain Renewable Energy Initiative that has helped install several solar hot water systems locally using the “barn raising” model of neighbor helping neighbor. Ed Solar is also the chairman of the Dummer, NH Energy Committee and has helped residents design and self-install 9 PV systems.   There will also be presentations by local residents who are already reaping the benefits of installing solar.  Many have had their systems completed by professional installers while others have participated at different levels in their own installations.

We will also hear about New Hampshire options for Community Solar or what is also known as group net-metering that makes solar electricity available to those whose land or roof locations are too shaded.   In recent years solar utilization has shifted from solar hot water to solar electricity, in great part because of the lowered cost of PV’s, and also because of net metering that allows excess solar generation to be sent back to the grid for later use when the sun isn’t shining.  For those who do not have a site that is suitable for their own installation, solar group metering can allow several users to participate in an offsite installation.

Lastly we will describe several financing mechanisms that avoid the up-front capital costs and use the savings to pay for the array.

This session will also serve to kick off the addition to Tin Mountain’s existing PV system which will be a partially roof and partially ground mounted PV system.  Volunteers will be sought to participate as they have with the hot water installations, both to lower the cost of the Tin Mountain system and to familiarize themselves with the installation process.

This workshop is free, though donations to Tin Mountain are always welcome. For more information call 447-5266

13May2017

Birding in the Brownfield Bog

From 7am

At Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield

Join bird experts on a weekly bird walk at the Brownfield Bog.  This wetland is rich in its diversity of birds as they make their way north to rest or nest.  Bring binoculars or borrow ours.  Wear rubber boots, and bring a snack. Walks will run Saturday, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, beginning at7:00am.

13May2017

2017 Dirty Girl Trail Race

From 9 AM until 12 PM

At Tin Mountain Conservation Center

1245 Bald Hill Road

$20

Come join us for the 4th annual Dirty Girl Trail Race for women runners only. Approximately 6.2 mile course on the trails of the Tin Mountain Conservation Center in Albany, NH.

20May2017

Birding in the Brownfield Bog

From 7am

At Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield

Join bird experts on a weekly bird walk at the Brownfield Bog.  This wetland is rich in its diversity of birds as they make their way north to rest or nest.  Bring binoculars or borrow ours.  Wear rubber boots, and bring a snack. Walks will run Saturday, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, beginning at7:00am.

27May2017

Birding in the Brownfield Bog

From 7am

At Meet at G&S Store in Brownfield

Join bird experts on a weekly bird walk at the Brownfield Bog.  This wetland is rich in its diversity of birds as they make their way north to rest or nest.  Bring binoculars or borrow ours.  Wear rubber boots, and bring a snack. Walks will run Saturday, April 29, May 6, 13, 20, 27, beginning at7:00am.