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Winter Walk – Hinman Pond Preserve
February 22, 2014 • 1–3:30 pm
Hinman Pond Preserve, Hooksett
This winter excursion to Bear-Paw’s newest preserve, the Hinman Pond property in Hooksett, will offer an opportunity to explore the clues that plants, animals, weather and other natural forces leave behind after a growing season and over time. This ecological exploration will be led by Bear-Paw volunteer Frank Mitchell, a Land and Water Conservation Specialist. On this outing, we will be examining the ways plants and animals survive winter, seeking examples in animal tracks and signs and plant adaptations.
We’ll 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 the collaboration between Bear-Paw and federal and state conservation organizations enabled this large conservation project to be completed. This will be a moderate walk if the ground is bare and somewhat strenuous on snowshoes or skis (bring either if conditions are suitable). It looks like snowshoes may be needed!
Pull up the map below and "right-click" on the image of the hikers to get directions to our meeting place near the intersection of the Chester Turnpike and North Candia Road, just north of NH Route 27 in Hooksett.
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