eNews : December 2018
A Place for the Animals
Photo of a porcupine by David Birch
More space for wildlife to thrive

David and Louisa Birch feel passionately about wildlife, and they wanted to be certain that the woods, meadows, and streams on their Dublin property would continue to be safe places for the critters to live and breed, even after David and Louisa no longer live there. They have seen what can happen ...

"The critters will have the land."  - David Birch, conservation landowner
Reaching a Conservation Milestone
Aerial photo by Emily Hague
20,000 acres -- and counting!
 
With the recent closing of the Birch project, the Monadnock Conservancy celebrates the protection of 20,000 total acres. You can see all the projects completed in the Conservancy's history, from 1989 to present, as well as projects underway on our map of protected lands. It shows how people in our region value green space and rural character.

Here's Something That Rocks!
Photo of a glacial erratic by Emily Hague
A family-friendly outing that also offers a geology lesson

Did you know that glacial erratics are evidence of the end of the last ice age? These huge boulders, which glacial ice carried from a few miles away or as far as northern Vermont, were left to rest in their current locations when the ice melted 10,000 years ago. You can see some along the easy trail at our Calhoun Family Forest. 

A Holiday Gift Idea for You and Yours
Photo of calendar cover by Jeffrey Newcomer
Bonus: calendar benefits Conservancy
 
The 2019 New England Reflections calendar ($15, plus $3 shipping) features stunning photography by Jeffrey Newcomer. The 8½"x11" monthly wall calendar makes a great gift for yourself or family or friends. Ready to buy one now? Please click the button below and ask Melissa Whittemore, office manager, to confirm your order or call her at 603-357-0600, ext. 101.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
As the year draws to a close, I want to take a moment to thank you so much for caring about farmland, clean water, forests, and wildlife here in the Monadnock region. Together, we are protecting forever the land we love -- for the benefit of people, and all the critters in the wood.

May the beauty of the season bring you peace, joy, and happiness! Best wishes from all of us at the Conservancy,

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