eNews : March 2018
Always a Place to Call Home
Photo of Bob Moore by Stacy Cibula
Another family farm conserved

A few years ago, when Bob and Elaine Moore of Westmoreland decided to sell a few acres of their family farm to people wanting to build a home, they also realized what a treasure they had in owning open land. They wondered if they could find another option for income in their retirement rather than ...

"Local places hold us to the world ... and remind us that where we live is a place like no other."  - Peter Forbes
Listen Up! Spring Is on Its Way
Photo of wood frog by Colleen Prieto
Wood frogs and spring peepers out and about
The next month heralds many early spring amphibians and a few reptiles here in New Hampshire. You'll find most of them gathering at vernal pools. The wood frog, pictured, with its distinctive "mask" hangs out at a vernal pool for just a few days and then quickly returns to its woodland haunts.

Who Will Be There?
Speakers to be announced for annual stories event

Stories About This Place will be held at the Marlborough House on Saturday, April 14, from 6:30 to 9 p.m. You can again expect six wonderful people sharing their passions for the region and for the outdoors. Be sure to check out our Facebook page as we count down to the event, every few days revealing another featured speaker. 

Tonight! An Evening for Nature Enthusiasts, Amateur Ecologists
Photo of floodplain forest courtesy of NH Natural Heritage Bureau
Thursday, March 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Come and learn about the characteristics that distinguish different natural communities in our region, threats to sustaining certain communities, and questions to consider when managing your own land. Held at Shieling Forest in Peterborough in partnership with the New Hampshire Heritage Bureau.

Photo of Ryan Owens by Alyssa Salerno
None of the great work we have the privilege of doing would be possible without you and the other dedicated supporters who contribute to our success.  Our recently published 2017 Annual Report includes a donor honor roll, and, we hope, includes your name too. 

You can download the Annual Report at our homepage, MonadnockConservancy.org. As always, I hope you will contact me with any questions or comments. 

With gratitude,
Ryan Owens
Ryan Owens
executive director
603-357-0600, ext. 103
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Photos by Stacy Cibula (2), Flickr/Colleen Prieto, staff, NH Natural Heritage Bureau, and Alyssa Salerno.
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