Come explore the ecological diversity of Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge while Tin Mountain naturalists will lead you in search of visiting birds at the Tin Mountain Conservation Center Nature Program “Exploration of Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge”, Saturday, May 26. Considered “one of the crown jewels” of New Hampshire’s landscapes and a National Natural Landmark, Pondicherry Wildlife Refuge, is set beneath the mountains north of the Presidential Range offering majestic panoramic views, and numerous natural communities, including bog, fen, marsh, pond, and forest types.

Tin Mountain naturalists will focus on scouting out visiting birds. They will lead you on wooded paths to noted “hotspots” for birds. Great blue heron, osprey, boreal chickadees, marsh wrens, hooded mergansers, and golden-crowned ringlets are some of the birds you might see.  Moose, black bear, otter, and beaver as well as a palette of spring wildflowers in bloom including a sea of purple rhodora flowers, partridgeberry and painted trillium may be spotted. Participants will meet and carpool from Grant’s Parking Lot at 6:45 AM. Participants are requested to pack water, snacks, lunch and dress for the weather.

Tin Mountain Nature Programs are generously sponsored by LL Bean and the Evenor Armington Fund.  Donations of $3 per person and $5 per family are appreciated; members are free. For more information, call 603-447-6991.

Tin Mountain Nature Programs are sponsored by L.L. Bean and Evenor Armington Fund. Donations of $3/person and $5/family are appreciated; members are free.