Join the discussion to plan events and trips for 2018, and to shape our vision for a role in supporting youth birding, education around planning bird-friendly spaces, and other community activities. Learn more about our chapter as we update routine Chapter business.
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We're still finalizing the details but will be heading out for the trips listed below, so make a note in you calendar:
April 22 Moose Bog May 6 Victory May 12 Pondicherry International Migratory Bird Day May 20 NEK Quest for the Birds October 21 Dead Creek
21 February 2018: The Black Bear. Naturalist and author Ben Kilham will share his knowledge of black bears gained by observing bears in the wild and raising orphan bear cubs on his property in Lyme, NH. Free presentation, 7 p.m., The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem, NH, 03574. 21 March 2018: The Effects of Climate Change on Flora and Fauna. Learn about the major shifts in weather patterns that are affecting our natural world and some of the direct and indirect effects they are causing to both flora and fauna. With Dr. Rick Van de Poll, natural resource scientist and consultant. Free presentation, 7 p.m., The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem, NH, 03574.
18 April 2018: Forest Fires in the White Mountains. We will discuss the role of forest fires in the ecosystem, how plant and wildlife communities are affected, prescribed burning, fire prevention and detection, fire weather, and more complex issues such as adequate funding at the national level to manage forest fires under a changing climate. With David Govatski, naturalist and retired US Forest Service fire management officer. Free presentation, 7 p.m., The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem, NH, 03574.
29 April 2018: Scotland Brook Trails Work Day. Help sanctuary stewards Kevin and Joanne Jones clear the trails at the NH Audubon Scotland Brook Sanctuary in Landaff. Meet at the Scotland Brook Trailhead on Jim Noyes Road at 9 a.m. Wear work clothing appropriate for the weather and bring a lunch and water. We will work until around 1 p.m. Tools will be provided or bring your own favorite tools. 10 May 2018: International Migratory Bird Day at Weeks State Park in Lancaster, NH. This morning guided bird hike with the Weeks State Park Association begins at 7 a.m. at the parking area along the auto road to the summit of Mount Prospect at Weeks State Park in Lancaster, NH. We will walk up the auto road slowly looking for a variety of recent arrivals including warblers, flycatchers and vireos. We will walk approximately three miles on the park auto road. At 11 a.m. we will regroup and drive over to the boat launch on Martin Meadow Pond to look for loons, eagles and osprey. The program is free and open to the public.
12 May 2018: International Migratory Bird Day at the Pondicherry National Wildlife Refuge. This all-day event features guided bird walks where we hope to see 100 or more species of birds during their migration north. We have two field trip starting times with the first beginning at Airport Marsh in Whitefield at 6 a.m. The second field trip starts at 8 a.m. at the Pondicherry Trailhead on Airport Road in Whitefield across from the Biomass Power Plant. We will walk from 3-5 miles on easy terrain looking for a variety of warblers and raptors. Bring binoculars, lunch, water and clothing appropriate for the day’s weather. The event is free and open to the public. Free IMBD posters will be available. Stay as long as you like with the usual finish time around 3 p.m. An evening program with a wrap up of the days discoveries will follow at “The Rocks” on 4 Christmas Lane in Bethlehem. A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with the evening program at 7 p.m.