eNews : June 2018
Local Herd Earns Green Certification
Photo of a horse by Emily Hague
Pasture is good for animals, us, and the environment

The former farmland on the west side of Route 32 in Swanzey, N.H., has long since been built up with houses, but you can still find 20 acres of open pasture on the east. The Belding Farm conservation land is home to a variety of grazing animals. It's a modern example of how conservation land can be used beneficially. Here you can find ....
Snapping (Photos of) Turtles
Photo of a turtle by Anne McBride
You too can be a citizen scientist

Did you know that turtles of all varieties lay their eggs between late May and early July? It's becoming our staff's habit to take photos of the turtles we see and send the pics to NH Fish and Game's  Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program. You can help by reporting sightings.
Photo of nature trail by Michael Nerrie
Easy Walk
at Distant Hill Gardens
Wednesday, June 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. 
Join the Cheshire Walkers, a program organized by Cheshire Medical Center, at this nature trail in Walpole, N.H., that takes you through several unique habitats: a hemlock-beech forest, vernal pool sites, a cranberry bog, and cultivated ornamental gardens.

Photo of drinks courtesy Fireworks Restaurant
Fireworks Community Night
Wednesday, June 20, from 4 to 9 p.m.
Fireworks Restaurant in Keene, N.H., is generously donating 10 percent of all sales this evening to the Monadnock Conservancy. Come hungry, eat well, and with each bite you can support open spaces!

Photo of hikers' shoes by Emily Hague
Hike the California Brook Natural Area
Saturday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This 5.5-mile hike from Chesterfield, N.H., to Swanzey, N.H., takes you on conservation lands with rolling terrain, through recent timber harvests, and along wetlands as part of the celebration of the Wantastiquet-Monadnock Trail.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
A picture is worth a thousand words. That's why the Monadnock Conservancy is now on Instagram, a visual storytelling social media platform. 

By connecting with a network of passionate people, especially under the age of 35, it is our hope that more of them will see first-hand how land conservation helps keep this region a vibrant place to live, work, and play. So, tap into your inner social media guru and check us out on Instagram @MonadnockConservancy.

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

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