eNews : October 2017
Celebrating a Deep Love of the Land
Photo of Tom Duston and Kathy Schillemat by Alyssa Salerno
Volunteers recognized at
28th Annual Celebration

Each year the Monadnock Conservancy presents awards to local residents who have shown a deep love of the land and outstanding dedication to land conservation. Tom Duston of Chesterfield and Kathy Schillemat of Nelson were honored at this September's annual event.

"And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. - John Muir
What Does Place Sound Like?
Photo of pianist Ben Cosgrove
Talented, young musician in landscape-inspired concert

Ben Cosgrove plays Bass Hall on Sunday, October 22, at 3 p.m. The New England-based pianist and music composer says he gets the inspiration for his work by listening to nature. Join us for this outstanding show, co-presented with the Monadnock Center for History and Culture, where you are sure to gain a new appreciation of landscape.

Make the Most of Fall, Explore Your Local Farms
A guide to autumn outings in the Monadnock region

Looking for something to do with the kids or grandkids on a weekend afternoon? Here's a list of pick-your-own farms in the area that offer fun activities for all. From apple or pumpkin picking, to hayrides and corn mazes, the best way to spend this season is outdoors with the whole family.

Creepy, Crawly ... Dangerous?
Photo of hickory tussock moth caterpillar by Michael Nerrie
Great numbers of hickory tussocks
We've never seen so many of hickory tussock moth caterpillars as we have this year. These caterpillars, common in early fall, have a reputation for causing rashes that sting for a few days. Spooky as that may be, the caterpillars are an important part of the food chain, keeping plants in check and feeding birds, say the staff at the Keene-based Caterpillar Lab.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
Here at the Conservancy we rely heavily on our volunteers. Every year at the Annual Celebration we give awards to a few people who really go above and beyond, but we never forget about those whose efforts go unheralded.
Thank you to all of our volunteers who put in countless hours to make what we do possible. We could not be the thriving organization we have become without you.

Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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