eNews : August 2017
Kids Love Bugs, Vegetables, and Healthy Snacks
Photo of a hornworm by Jay & Melissa Malouin
Two summer programs offer new opportunities

"Eww!" says Camden, age 7, as he watches one of the Kids Connect! program coordinators pick a three-inch green caterpillar off a cherry tomato plant. Five minutes later he is running around with a small cardboard box asking everyone to add more ...

"If we want children to flourish, to become truly empowered, then let us allow them to love the earth before we ask them to save it."  - David Sobel
Come Support Conservation and Have a Blast
Photo of a pizza by Katrina Farmer
Pizza night at Orchard Hill

It's a fun summer evening in a lovely open setting, with live music and make-your-own pizzas baked in an outdoor, wood-fired oven. Come early with friends and family! Bring beverages, your favorite toppings, and $9 per pizza (100 percent of profits after costs go directly to the Conservancy) at Orchard Hill Breadworks in Alstead, N.H., on Tuesday, August 22, starting at 5 p.m.

A Well-Stocked Pantry
Photo of a beaver by Stephen H. Gehlbach
Busy beavers prepare for darker seasons

Beavers are North America's largest rodent and this time of year they are bigger and busier than ever gathering resources for the winter months. You can see beavers eating more lily pads, birch limbs and tree bark to bulk up. They are also felling trees and bringing food home to store. The best time to see them at work is at dawn or dusk.

Save the Date for More Fun
Photo of a town mural by Peter Throop
28th Annual Celebration
This year, join us and keynote speaker, Ernest Hebert, in Walpole, N.H., on Saturday, September 16, from 9 to 11 a.m., for "A Portrait of Land and People," our 28th Annual Celebration. Ernie, author of "The Dogs of March," is sure to make you chuckle as he shares his thoughts about the diverse human characters who are integral to our region's landscape.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
The blueberries, both high bush and low, are ripe for picking. Son Henry, age 5, is a fast picker, but few berries make it past his mouth. Amy and I fill the buckets, which we'll freeze by the gallon to ensure a taste of summer during the winter months ahead.
Soon blackberries will be ripe.... What favorite memories or recipes do you have from berry picking? Share your favorites by sending an email or posting on our Facebook page.

Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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Photos by Katrina Farmer, Jay & Melissa Malouin/Flickr, Katrina Farmer, Stephen H. Gehlbach, Peter Throop, and Alyssa Salerno.
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