Another portion of Great Brook Farm, a more than 250-year-old former dairy farm in Walpole, N.H., has been conserved. The first parcel, 35 acres of land surrounding the historic farmhouse, was conserved in 2012. The farm has seen a lot of history, being owned by the same family since 1761.
"I've been up there on that land my whole life. I'm happy it's conserved now." - Peter Graves
Pink Lady's Slipper
New Hampshire's state wildflower
Did you know that a pink lady's slipper can live for 20 years or longer? It takes the plant (Cypripedium acaule) many years to grow from a seed to maturity. The pink lady's slipper has a special, mutually beneficial relationship with a fungus in the soil that is essential to the plant's survival and reproduction. The plant begins flowering in May, so keep an eye out for them as you explore the outdoors this month.
Do you love teaching young people about fresh vegetables and healthy eating? Do you like being in the garden and in the kitchen? We are looking for a few seasonal staff, as well as a few volunteers, to join our Kids Connect! summer farm program. If you are interested, please contact Katrina Farmer, communications and outreach manager, by email or call her at 603-357-0600, ext. 101.
This award-winning documentary follows a year in the life of a wild bumblebee. After the film, Harris Center naturalist and entomologist Jenna Spear will answer questions and show an assortment of bee specimens. Hosted at the Putnam theater on the Keene State campus.
Cheshire Walkers: Kroka Trails
Wednesday, May 29, from 9 a.m. to noon
Kroka Expeditions, a nonprofit wilderness expedition
school, welcomes visitors to its network of public trails on its Marlow campus, which features a beaver pond and Porcupine Cliffs. Led by Kroka staff and the Conservancy's Ryan Owens, this hike will cover about 1.5 miles over moderate terrain.
Save the Date! 30th Annual Celebration
Saturday, September 14, from 9 to 11 a.m.
You are invited to join us, and bring a friend (or two!). It's a great way to kick-off our 30th anniversary season, celebrating all the reasons to save land now and for future generations. Free and open to all.
Here at the Conservancy, we rely on support from the community to protect the land we all love and enjoy. Together, we will continue to connect more people to nature and work to protect our region.
To help us continue on this mission, please consider becoming a monthly donor this spring. It's easy, and it can have a huge, long-lasting impact for as little as $10 per month. You can sign up on the
giving page of our website.