eNews : May 2018
On Sip Pond
Photo of Sip Pond and Monadnock on the horizon by Anne McBride
A place for nature, a place for you

At Sip Pond in Fitzwilliam, the east side of the 141-acre shallow pond is crowded with houses and summer cabins. But, across the water, there's a long stretch of shoreline edged in cattail marsh and weeds -- still plenty of space for wildlife and good habitat for warmwater fish. Now ...

A Very Special Donor
Photo of a girl wearing a Conservancy t-shirt by Aine deDanaan
Supporting conservation by skipping the presents

Through the years, a handful of people have asked friends and family to donate to the Monadnock Conservancy in honor of special occasions. But this one takes the cake. 

Finnegan, age 9, had been learning about the red fox and the Monadnock region in school. So, for her birthday she asked everyone to help her donate to the Conservancy instead of buying a gift. She donated $45.76 from her own piggy bank and another $40 came from other children who attended the party. 

UPCOMING EVENTS
Photo of a bluebird by Stephen H. Gehlbach
Easy Walk With a Birder
Saturday, June 2, from 8 to 10 a.m. 
Expert birder Wendy Ward will lead you through the forests and fields of Distant Hill Gardens in Walpole while looking for a variety of species, as well as learning how to identify some birds by song.

Photo of hikers' shoes by Emily Hague
Fitness Hike for National Trails Day
Saturday, June 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Part of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail hike series, this 9-mile hike through Pisgah State Park zig-zags along old woods roads, ponds, stone walls, and graveyards. You'll enjoy this remote area with fantastic views.

Photo of a hiker in a fern woodland by NH Natural Heritage Bureau
Natural Communities Hike
Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to noon
This approximately 4-mile hike in Surry will introduce you to a variety of natural communities, including the distinguishing characteristics of three forest types and how to care for them.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
Summer is on its way, and we've got lots of great events planned. You can join us on hikes, at some local eateries for delicious fundraising fun, and at featured speaker events. To learn all the details, follow us on Facebook or check out our website's Upcoming Events page.

We hope you'll join us at least once this summer and get to know more about the Conservancy and what it takes to protect and care for our region's lands, forever.

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

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Photos by Lindsay Taflas, Anne McBride, Aine deDanaan, Stephen H. Gehlbach, Emily Hague, NH Natural Heritage Bureau, and Alyssa Salerno.
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