Come explore New Hampshire and rediscover what makes living here so special! The Forest Society offers a full program of fun, educational field trips, workshops and events designed to meet your interests and celebrate the people and places of this great state.
Choose from a wide range of activities – for all ability levels – held throughout the state.
Saturday, September 6, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Land Steward Andy Powell invites anyone interested to a tour of an active timber harvest on a 35-acre, mixed hardwoods with some softwoods, portion of his 100-acre Tree Farm in Danbury. The management goals are harvesting of mature trees, timber stand improvement, expansion of wildlife habitats and trail improvement. The harvest is being done with a cable skidder under the supervision of a forester. Andy is a recent SPNHF Land Steward, an active member of the NH Coverts program and has been member of a town conservation commission. If you can't make the tour date and want to take an individual "walk & talk" email Andy.
To sign up: Contact Andy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS: From the center of Danbury at junction of routes 4 and 104 take North Road (between the Country Store and the Fire Station) for about 2 miles. Bohonon Road will be a hard right onto a dirt road. Go 1/2 mile to gray house on left.
Saturday, September 13, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Greentree Forest - Meadowsend Sawmill, 136 Old Holmes Road, Hopkinton
The 25th Annual Tree Farm Field Day will be held at the Robert French's Tree Farm in Hopkinton to honor Bob and the exceptional work he has done on his Greentree Forest - Meadowsend Sawmill Tree Farm. This year's audience will include Tree Farmers and their families, forestry community and general public. Events for the day include: tours of the Tree Farm, educational programs, a pig roast and barbeque, and many other activities to educate and entertain attendees. Visit nhtreefarm.org/schedule.php?nhtf_mode=search_schedule&id=73 for details and registration.
Saturday, September 27
Londonderry Country Club
Cick here for details.
The annual Bretzfelder Park Family Educational Series is a free series of entertaining programs held at Bretzfelder Park in Bethlehem each August and February. Owned by the Forest Society and managed in cooperation with the town of Bethlehem, the park was bequeathed to the Forest Society in 1984 by Helen Bretzfelder in memory of her father, Charles, and includes a classroom, educational trails, a pond and several picnic sites. For more information about any of the programs listed below, visit www.therocks.org, email us at email@example.com, or call 444-6228.
Wednesday, August 20, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The weather is a favorite topic of discussion in New England, and we've all heard sayings like, "Red sky at night, sailor's delight." Meteorologist Mark Breen will discuss these sayings, or "weatherlore." Even as people access up-to-the-minute forecasts and weather radars on smartphones, and television and radio provide constant weather updates, many of these weather sayings have passed the test of time.
The senior meteorologist at the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, Breen has been the voice of Vermont Public Radio's Eye on the Sky on weekday mornings for more than 30 years. He also hosts the 90-second Eye on the Night Sky star-gazing program on VPR, heard each weekday afternoon at 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 27, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
N.H. Fish and Game Moose Project Leader Kristine Rines will discuss the history and life history of moose in New Hampshire, with a special emphasis on the mortality increase currently being studied by Fish and Game. Her discussion will include the rise of the winter tick and how it is affecting New Hampshire's moose population. Rines is a New Hampshire native with a bachelor's degree in wildlife management from Michigan State University. She has worked for N.H. Fish and Game for 30 years, including 28 years as the moose project leader.
Visit www.therocks.org/calendar.php for a calendar of events happening at The Rocks and in the surrounding area.
Saturday, October 4, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Sweet Trail Parking Area, Dame Road, Durham
Join conservation partners at the Sweet Trail (which runs through the Forest Society's Dame Forest) for a day of learning, fun, and trailwork. From 9 to 10 a.m., brush up on your trail maintenance skills, and then put some of your talents to work from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tasks will include brushing out trails, repairing bog bridges, installing signs, and marking trails.
Bring: Bag lunch, water, and work gloves
To sign up: visit newengland.stewardshipnetwork.org. Questions can be directed to Joanne Glode at 603-659-2678 x12.
Come join the New Hampshire Association of Conservation Commissions (NHACC) and UNH Cooperative Extension for this year's outdoors-based Conservation Commission Field Training Series. These workshops are aimed at those who serve on their town's conservation commissions, but are open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
- Engaging Youth with your Conservation Commission
- Wetlands Applications and Permitting
- Mobile Technology for Mapping
- Wetlands Identification
- Learning to Live with Beavers
- How to Lead an Invasive Plant Work Day
This is a great opportunity to get out and enjoy the outdoors this Spring, Summer, and Fall and learn some essential skills. The best part is that the sessions are free, though there is a $10 suggested donation to help defray the costs of running them.
For more details, take a look at the workshop flyer
. Please feel free to print or email the flyer to distribute to those who may be interested in attending.
Click here to register.
If you have any questions, please contact Emily Lord at EmilyLord@nhacc.org
See you in the field!
Tuesday, September 23, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Peirce Reservation and Upton Forest, Stoddard
For this workday we'll be breaking into two work parties if possible. One group will work on replacing some bridging around the pond at Upton Forest, and a second will brush out the "Trout Pond to Bacon Ledge" trail on the Peirce Reservation, including restoring the view cut at Bacon Ledge.
Bring: a bag lunch, lots of water, and work gloves.
To sign up: Contact Carrie at firstname.lastname@example.org or 224-9945
Wednesday, October 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
McCabe Forest, Antrim
This fall workday will focus on improving the trail system at the McCabe Forest. We will repair several bridges along the trail system, install some trail signage, spruce up the parking area, brush out trails, and re-paint trail blazes if necessary. There should be something for everyone!
Bring: a bag lunch, water, and work gloves
To sign up: Contact Carrie at email@example.com or 224-9945
Exhibits are open for viewing weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. A percentage of
sales will benefit the work of the Forest Society.
Please call 603-224-9945 before visiting as the
exhibit room may be in use. It also serves as a meeting space.
June, July and August
End of Summer Sale: 15% off selected framed art
Meet the Artist, Tuesdays in August, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Conrad Young shares his best memories of growing up in rural New Hampshire and Maine in an exhibit of watercolor paintings at the Conservation Center in Concord during June, July and August. Young will host an opening reception for the exhibit on June 19 from 2 to 4 p.m. Young's portrayals of woods, flowers and mountains evoke the serenity of nature in all seasons, while his covered bridges and historical buildings celebrate New Hampshire's heritage.
For the month of August, all framed art with a yellow sticker will be 15% off, excluding covered bridges and historical paintings.