All programs are open to the public. Please pre-register by clicking here, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Paddle on Wild Goose Pond
June 28 • 9–12 am
Graylag Cabins, Pittsfield
Join Mark West, a wetland scientist and Bear-Paw board member, for a leisurely paddle on Wild Goose Pond exploring a variety of wetland habitats and learning about aquatic ecology. The trip will leave from Graylag Cabins in Pittsfield (www.graylagcabins.com) – just across the pond from Bear-Paw’s Crooked Run project. Bring your kayak or canoe, life jacket, swim suit and a picnic lunch. Please let us know if you need a boat and we’ll pair you up if we can. Paddling and swimming experience required.
Casting on the Suncook (and we don’t mean fishing!)
September 13 • 2–4:30 pm
Suncook River, Epsom
Popular demand brings a three-peat of our trip to the Suncook River searching for animal tracks and making plaster casts of the prints. Bear-Paw will bring materials for everyone and Board member Lisa Clark will provide the instruction and materials for capturing your souvenir of an animal’s trip.
Kevin Gardner: Discovering New England Stone Walls
October 21 • 7–9:00 pm
Hooksett Public Library, Hooksett
Kevin’s informal talk covers a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, The Granite Kiss (Countryman Press), touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics. Along the way, Kevin occupies himself building a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket. He often brings along his collection of books about stonework, and copies of The Granite Kiss will be available for sale.