Thurs, July 10, 12-1 PM Nature Learning Center Last summer the North Conway Farmer’s market took root, and took off in popularity! With over 15 local vendors selling everything from vegetables, to meat, cheese, coffee, ice cream and more, Valley residents and visitors had a variety of local items to purchase throughout the summer. On July 10, farmers market board member, Matt Trahan, will introduce some of the local vendors participating in the 2014 North Conway Farmers Market and discuss the importance of buying local and supporting the Valley’s farms.
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Thurs, June 26, 3-5 PM Nature Learning Center Wander with the Tin Mountain staff through the Mountain-Laurel at the height of blooming. This is an extraordinary community of mountain laurel, pitch pine, red pine, white pine, red oak, and scrub oak.
Sat, June 21, 7:30 AM- 3:30 PM Meet at Grant’s in Glen Explore the flat waters of the Androscoggin River above Pontook Dam. Loons, ducks, herons, moose, and eagles are common. Bring lunch, binoculars, your canoe (or borrow ours). Call 447-6991 for reservations.
Thurs, June 12, 12 – 1PM Nature Learning Center With both local residents and visitors using the Valley’s trail systems, it is important that they are built to endure a variety of foot and bike traffic. There are many important factors that need to be examined when building woodland trails, and local bike enthusiasts and trail builders, Jotham Oliver and Chris Krug know all about it. It is lot of work, but a trail done right lasts decades, for bikers and any trail users. Come learn how it’s done from the trail building experts!
Sun, June 8, 1 PM-3:30 PM Great Glen Trails Located at the base of the Mount Washington Auto Road, Great Glen Trails is host to many species of wildflowers from Bunchberries to Lady Slippers. Join Education Director Lori Jean Kinsey as we hike the trails of Great Glen in search of wildflowers
Sat, June 7, 8-9:30 AM Nature Learning Center In appreciation for all of the great things you do, we would like to thank our volunteers by treating them to breakfast. All you need to bring is your appetite! Please call 447-6991 for reservations.
Thurs, June 5, 7 PM Nature Learning Center Join us for the viewing of American Values: American Wilderness, a film commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Forest Service Wilderness Act. The film features an eclectic group of Americans and how wilderness has influenced their values from early childhood experiences to expressions of hope for the future. After the show, staff from the US Forest Service will lead a brief discussion about the film and this landmark legislation.
Sat, May 31, 9 AM-12:30 PM Nature Learning Center, Albany Join Master Naturalist Dr. Rick Van de Poll for a slide show and walking tour of the tree epiphytes around Tin Mountain. Learn about those amazing two-in-one organisms - the lichens as well as the real story behind 'Freddie Fungus' and 'Alice Alga'... Learn to recognize mosses from liverworts, and common tree bark pathogens from endophloeic lichens. Discover the intricate and fascinating world of our arboreal micro-communities and find out why these typically overlooked organisms are an essential part of forest ecosystems. Bring a hand lens, your favorite field guides, boots and raingear - rain or shine! $10/member, $15/non-member.
Sat, May 24, 6:45 AM-2 PM Meet at Grant’s Parking Lot, Glen Come explore the ecological diversity of Pondicherry. We will focus on the returning migrants but also will explore the refuge’s ponds, wetlands, and spruce/fir forests. Bring binoculars and a lunch.
Sat, May 17, 8 AM-2 PM, Keynote speaker 1PM Nature Learning Center Join us for morning field trips, annual awards, luncheon, and keynote speaker Johanna Vienneau, who will be discussing the natural history and precarious state of the Monarch Butterfly population. $10/person, $20/family. Call 447-6991 for reservations.