Join the Tin Mountain staff on February 12th for this snowshoe to one of the area’s most beautiful ponds. This moderate snowshoe begins near the end of the Peaked Hill Road in South Chatham at the Province Pond trailhead; however, participants will meet at the Sherman Farms parking lot at 10 AM. The 1.5-mile trip into the pond passes through a variety of forest types that should afford excellent opportunities for seeing tracks of animals that are busy making a living through the cold winter months.
“Besides animal tracking, the trip will be a great opportunity to brush up on winter tree and shrub identification,” according the Tin Mountain Education Director Lori Jean Kinsey. “I also am always on the lookout for some of our resident birds and some of the irruptive species that head down this way every couple of winters. This year those have included snow bunting, red polls, evening grosbeaks, and horned larks in various habitats throughout the area.”
Bring snowshoes or borrow ours. Call 447-6991 for reservations. Cost to non-members is $3/person and $5/family; members are free. This program is sponsored in part by L.L. Bean and the Evenor Armington Fund. For more information on this and upcoming programs, classes, and events at Tin Mountain Conservation Center, contact Nora at 447-6991. Learn more about other Tin Mountain programs, events, and conservation efforts at www.tinmountain.org.