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.
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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.
Sat, May 10, 9AM – 1PM Nature Learning Center Stop shooting in auto mode! Spend the day getting deeper into the creative process by using more of the functions of your camera or dusting off the ones you hardly use. The course, taught by Joe Klementovich, will start inside learning about how to get the most out of your camera. The morning session will be followed by a field session exploring in and around the Rockwell Sanctuary, learning how to capture the best images possible. No camera is too big or too small, so no matter your camera, join us for a day of shooting and sharing photographs.
Dr. Alan Eaton Thurs, May 8, 12PM – 1PM Nature Learning Center As more cases of EEE and West Nile virus pop up in and around the Granite State, avoiding mosquito bites may become essential for more than just dodging an itchy welt. Learn more about these blood borne pathogens as Dr. Alan Eaton discusses where cases of infected mosquitos are being found, symptoms of the viruses, and how to reduce your risk of being infected.
Sat, May 3, 10, 17, and 31, 7 AM Meet at in Brownfield Join bird experts on a weekly bird walk to the Brownfield Bog to view the rich diversity of bird life making its way north to rest or nest. Bring binoculars or borrow ours, rubber boots, and a snack. Note: no program May 24; we will be heading to Pondicherry instead!
Date: TBA Meet at Diana’s Bath Hepatica, Spring Beauties, Dutchmen Britches, Violets, and Trillium abound at Humphrey’s Ledge. Join us for this wildflower walk in search of the early spring wildflowers. Date will be determined according to conditions. Call and register to be on the call/email list. We’ll let people know as the date approaches. Sturdy shoes a must. Conditions are moderately difficult.
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Thurs, April 24, 6–8PM and Sat, April 26, 9AM – 12PM Nature Learning Center $10 members, $15 non-members/session, $15/members or $25/non-members for both days There is no better way to learn about the natural history of New Hampshire’s fish than from Clay Groves; the man who made it his mission to catch and eat every kind of fish in New Hampshire! During the evening portion of this course, Clay will go over the basics of identifying 48 different species of fish. His talk will also include which of the 48 species are native, non-native, or categorized as invasive, and practices to in order to ensure sustainable fishing. On Saturday, join Clay as he leads a trip down to Chase pond in the Rockwell Sanctuary, to sample the minnows and other fish living within the beaver pond. Please register ahead of time by emailing email@example.com or calling 603-447-6991.
TMCC Staff Sat, April 12, 9AM – 12PM Meet at Sherman Farm The streams and ponds are opening up and ducks are returning. Explore the Old Course of the Saco River and inundated fields in search of wood ducks, hooded mergansers, common golden eyes, and other early migrants. Bring binoculars and we’ll bring the doughnuts! Reservations call 447-6991.
EcoForum: Conway Recycles Public Work Director, Paul DegliAngeli Thur, April 10, Noon-1PM Nature Learning Center When you are unloading an armful of trash, it can be a challenge to remember just what can be recycled and what cannot. Most plastic products can be recycled with the right symbol, but can plastic shopping bags? Aluminum cans should be recycled but should aluminum foil? Recycling in Conway is mandatory, so if you use the Conway Transfer Station, make sure you know the regulations of Conway’s Recycling program. Paul DegliAngeli, Public Works Director, will discuss Conway’s ongoing efforts to recycle and extend the life of our landfills. Join Tin Mountain for the monthly EcoForum Series on Thursday, April 10th, at noon to learn more.