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!
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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.
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!