18Jan2020

Boreal Birds Field Program

From 8am until 12pm

At Meet at Grants parking lot, Glen

Join the Tin Mountain Bird Society for a winter bird­ing adventure north of the notches. We will visit boreal birding hot spots off Trudeau Road outside Bethlehem and several other locales to spot resident boreal songbirds, including boreal chickadees, black backed wood peckers, crossbills and other finches. Dress warm. Bring your own binoculars or borrow ours.

18Jan2020

Youth Art Program: Wildlife Sketching

From 9:30am until 11:30am

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

Junior nature artists we want you! Join Deb Ayers, local artist and longtime art teacher, for a morning of fun learning to draw the wonderful furry and feathery animals of our New Hampshire woodlands. Space is limited; please call 603-447-6991 to reserve a space. $5 program fee.   

23Jan2020

Life Below the Ice

From 7pm until 8pm

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

When the lakes and ponds in NH freeze over what happens? Do the animals and plants hibernate? OR is there a rich diverse world that we never see or hear about? Spend an with Chief Executive Fish Nerd, Clay Groves, Licensed Ice Fishing Guide and Podcast Host as he takes you on a surprisingly warm journey of Life Under the Ice!

30Jan2020

Environmental Book Group: The Wild Trees

From 4pm until 5pm

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

Join us for the inaugural gathering of Tin Mountain’s Environmental Book Group. We will be discussing The Wild Trees: a Story of Passion and Daring by Richard Preston. The book explores the remaining ancient trees in the redwood forests of northern California through the eyes of Steve Sillett, Marie Antoine, and the tiny group of daring botanists and amateur naturalists. What we find is a lost world above California, a world that is dangerous, hauntingly beautiful, and unexplored. Request a copy from your local library or purchase one from your local book seller. We hope you join us for the discussion.  

06Feb2020

Patterns in the Snow: a Tracking Exploration (classroom session)

From 7pm until 8pm

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

Have you ever wondered what animals move through your yard when you’re not looking?  Have you ever looked at the tracks in your yard and wondered who made them and what they were doing? Snow provides us a yearly opportunity to learn more about our animal neighbors. The track patterns left behind will be our window into figuring out: Who left those tracks?  What were they doing? Were they in a hurry? Join local certified tracker Joe LaRue for a Thursday class and Saturday field session to explore these snowy riddles.

08Feb2020

Patterns in the Snow: a Tracking Exploration (field session)

From 9am until 11am

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

Have you ever wondered what animals move through your yard when you’re not looking?  Have you ever looked at the tracks in your yard and wondered who made them and what they were doing? Snow provides us a yearly opportunity to learn more about our animal neighbors. The track patterns left behind will be our window into figuring out: Who left those tracks?  What were they doing? Were they in a hurry? Join local certified tracker Joe LaRue for a Thursday class and Saturday field session to explore these snowy riddles.

13Feb2020

EcoForum: Trout Stream Restoration

From 12pm until 1pm

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

Streams and riparian areas are dynamic, and change dramatically over decades and centuries. Research in the last thirty years has shed light on the interconnected nature of streams and riparian areas, documenting that riparian zones are indeed an integral part of stream ecosystems. Much of that research has demonstrated the importance of wood in streams to fish habitat and nutrient cycling, and emerging information on the role of light on the productivity of stream ecosystems. Come learn about research from New Hampshire and beyond on fish habitat and in-stream wood, and what we may expect in our streams in the coming decades as forests age. As well as several stream restoration projects that use our knowledge of stream and riparian processes to help stream ecosystems become healthy again.

13Feb2020

New Hampshire's Declining Bird Population

From 7pm until 8pm

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

In September a study was published in the journal Science that highlighted an alarming decline in bird populations throughout North America. Similar studies in Europe have found the same. The report indicates a net population decline of 29% (about three billion birds) in North America since 1970. Yes that’s billion, with a “b.” Iain MacLeod, Executive Director of Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, took a closer look at long term bird data in New Hampshire’s north country and found similar declines. Join Iain for an evening of exploring and explaining these trends and what they mean for the future of New Hampshire’s avian and greater wildlife populations.

15Feb2020

Winter Tracks Family Snowshoe

From 10am until 12pm

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

Who’s been here? Was it a fox, a bobcat, or even a fisher? Learn the four basic track patterns and enjoy the morning outside with your family during Tin Mountain’s Winter Tracks Family Snowshoe program. Families of all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

05Mar2020

Tanzania: Birds, Big Game and a Taste of Maasai Culture

From 7pm until 8pm

At Nature Learning Center, Albany

Based on a Feb. 2019 trip to Tanzania, TMCC member and volunteer Charlie Nims will share his birding safari adventure through the Northern Circuit of Tanzania including Tarangire NP, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti, finishing with a quick visit to Zanzibar.  Although the focus will be on birds, there will be lots of big game, some insight into the Maasai culture and a feel for the varied habitats.