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.
What’s that Dragonfly?
July 11, 8:30am-10
TL Storer Boy Scout Reservation, Strafford
Is that a Mottled darner or a Spatterdock darner? Who knows the difference? Strafford’s Scott Young does and once again he will lead us on another walk to learn about the dragonflies and damsel flies that can be discovered in the Bear-Paw region. Bring your camera, and you may want a note-book to record those interesting names. We will be exploring a section of the TL Storer Boy Scout Reservation in Strafford that was recently conserved and is not actively used by the Scouts.
Here's a link to a Google map of our meeting location on Province Road in Strafford near the Barnstead town line. We are NOT meeting a the TL Storer camp.
"Plants to know, Plants to eat" with Russ Cohen
Saturday, September 12, 9:30am-12
Graylag Cabins, Pittsfield
Join Russ Cohen, environmentalist and author of the book Wild Foods I Have Known…and Eaten, for a walk along the shores of Wild Goose Pond and in the woods beyond to search for edible foods the New Hampshire landscape provides. The enthusiastic response of participants on Russ’s 2013 field trip ensured that we needed to offer the trip again to others.
The exploration will take place on Carl Wallman’s beautiful 314-acre Graylag Cabins property (www.graylagcabins.com) along the Pittsfield side of Wild Goose Pond where Russ and the group can inspect plant life along the shore and the forest trails. Carl is currently working with Bear-Paw to permanently protect the property with a conservation easement. Following the walk Russ will talk with the group about ways to prepare the items we find. Bring a few containers to take home samples of your discoveries!