All programs are open to the public. Please pre-register by clicking here, emailing email@example.com, or calling 603-463-9400, unless noted otherwise, so that Bear-Paw can provide adequate materials for everyone and notify participants in case of any last minute changes.
Bear-Paw Annual Meeting with Ben Kilham
January 24, 2015 • 9 am–3:30 pm
Hooksett Public Library
31 Mount Saint Mary's Way, Hooksett, NH 03106
Please join Bear-Paw for its Annual Meeting to hear a presentation by Ben Kilham, who will talk about his work with orphaned black bear cubs and his new book, In the Company of Bears (formerly Out on a Limb). Ben will have some of his books on hand to sell and autograph. He’ll also join everyone on the afternoon field trip!
The meeting also includes a review of Bear-Paw’s conservation successes of the past year and news of projects in the works. They’ll have the usual home-baked treats for coffee time in the morning as well as the hearty hot lunch of those crock pot dishes provided by the board members and volunteers, as well as a snowshoe hike in the Clay Pond – Hinman Pond conservation area in the afternoon.
There will be tables of raffle items to be won that day, and Bear-Paw welcomes donations from artists, writers, and craftspeople. Please contact Daniel Kern at firstname.lastname@example.org or 603-463-9400 if you’d like to contribute to this fun and fundraising part of the Annual Meeting.
February 21, 2015 • 1–3:30 pm
Isinglass River Conservation Reserve, Strafford
Winter conditions offer a great opportunity to explore clues that plants, animals, weather and other natural forces leave behind after a growing season, and over time. Frank Mitchell will lead a group examining the ways plants and animals survive winter, seeking examples in animal tracks and signs and in plant adaptations. Participants will consider how the forest we see today can inform us about its history and its probable future. The afternoon will also feature discussion of how a partnership between Bear-Paw, the Town of Strafford, TPL, and others allowed a rather large conservation project to protect this area.