In Search of Dark Skies

From 7pm until 8pm

Light pollution is a growing problem in the US and the world, with the majority of people now unable to view the Milky Way from outside their homes. Light pollution, or the inappropriate or excessive use of artificial light, can have serious environmental consequences for humans, wildlife, and our climate. The International Dark-Sky Association (IDA) is an organization whose mission is to protect the night sky for current and future generations. Board member Susan Harder will address the various environmental concerns with light pollution and how it can be easily combated at home and in our communities.

Zoom Meeting: https://zoom.us/j/96505397725

Meeting ID: 965 0539 7725



NHPR’s Annie Ropeik: Telling New Hampshire's Climate Change Story

From 7pm until 8pm

In the middle of a global pandemic and a generational reckoning on racial justice, New Hampshire Public Radio launched a new effort to cover climate change. Lead reporter Annie Ropeik will answer your questions and talk about the editorial strategy for the project, why NHPR is making it a priority, and the challenges and opportunities in telling New Hampshire's climate change story - through the lens of everything from demographics and outdoor recreation, to business and politics.

Zoom link to come.


Winter Bird Ecology

From 7pm until 8pm

Brush up on your winter bird identification as we review local winter bird field marks as well as pass on a few bird feeding tips for the winter season ahead. This program is a great refresher for the fast approaching Christmas Bird Count.

Zoom link to come.


32nd Annual North Conway Area Christmas Bird Count

Tin Mountain Conservation Center will be carrying out the 32nd Annual North Conway Christmas Bird Count on Saturday, December 19, 2020.  The success of this yearly winter bird census depends on a troop of devoted volunteers both on foot in the field and at home watching their feeders. And in a year unlike any other, our volunteers and efforts are more important than ever! We hope you can join us.

Bird counts are useful tools for evaluating yearly and long term trends of the birds wintering in our area. The census is completed in a variety of ways, allowing participation at any level. Field observers travel routes by foot, cross-country skis, and car. Observers living within the bird count area reporting on what birds visit their feeders is also extremely important. You do not need to be an expert birder to participate!

Contact Nora Dufilho (nbeem@tinmountain.org) for more information.