When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie, that’s amore”; or, in this case, a natural sighting at Tin Mountain Conservation Center’s upcoming nature program “Full Moon Paddle in the Brownfield Bog” on Saturday, June 26th from 7 to 9:30 PM.

           

Explore the waters and wetlands of the Brownfield Bog as dusk falls and the full moon rises. Relax to the balm of a summer night as you gently paddle edging along the banks or circling its floating islands. Vegetation such as water lilies, pitcher plants and sweet gale abound. You will be pleasantly, serenaded by the musical sounds of frogs, owls, vireo, hermit thrush, and lapping water as you row in the bogs tranquil setting, with the White Mountains silhouetted in the background. While you paddle, Tin Mountain naturalists will point out some interesting facts on area flora and fauna including beaver, muskrat, deer, moose, turtles, and bald eagles. Reservations are needed and can be made by calling Tin Mountain at 603-447-6991. Bring your own canoe, kayak, binoculars and life jackets or borrow ours. Meeting place for the Full Moon Paddle is at Grant’s Parking Lot in Brownfield at 7 PM.

           

Tin Mountain Conservation Center Nature Programs are generously sponsored in part by L.L.Bean and Natural Resources Conservation Service. Donations of $3 per person or $5 per family are greatly appreciated. Members are free.      

           

Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing education programs for school children, adults, and families that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment.  Since 1979, the Center has offered hands-on programs in the schools, at summer camps, and within communities throughout northern New Hampshire and western Maine.  The three year old nature learning center is a state-of-the art, handcrafted, solar photovoltaic, energy efficient building situated on 140 acres. Miles of trails lead one through pristine forest, accented by a seven acre pond, habitat to ducks, frogs and beaver.